Bieber teams up with PETA to promote animal adoption

Last Updated: Jan 21, 2011, 16:31 PM IST

Washington: Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber is the latest celebrity to team up with PETA, an organization that defends animal rights, and has asked his fans to adopt a pet.

The pop sensation has created a public service announcement that encourages people to adopt an animal from a shelter rather than a breeder or pet store, reports Radaronline.com.

Bieber also appears on poster with tag lines like “Animals Can Make U Smile, Adopt From Your Local Shelter’.

The 16-year-old also revealed he adopted a dog from an animal shelter - a Papillon breed called Sam.

This is the second PETA campaign that the Grammy-nominated teen has released.

“I really encourage going out to an animal shelter or a place where you can get a dog that has been abandoned or doesn``t have a home,” said Bieber.

“My Dad and I used to go and hang out (at shelters) just go and visit the different animals and stuff,” he added.

ANI