Justin Bieber -- Warned By Authorities ... Stay Away from Exotic Cat Selfies https://t.co/PIHDt4ZPpw
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 21, 2016
Authorities to Justin Bieber: Stop taking pictures with exotic cats
Posted: 2:35 AM, Jul 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-22 10:07:53Z
After posing with exotic animals on two separate occasions for pictures that ended up online, Justin Bieber has been issued a very bizarre warning.
The Toronto Animal Service informed the singer he must stop posing with big cats.
The warning comes after photos surfaced of Bieber cozying up with a tiger at his dad's engagement party in April -- and then in May, with a white lion cub backstage at a show.
TMZ reported that the animal service informed Bieber it's illegal to have any type of exotic cat within city limits, issuing a stern warning for any future visits.
In fact, taking pictures with the animals is enough to have them seized, the TAS said.
The animals were allegedly a courtesy of the Bowmanville Zoo, an organization PETA has subsequently attacked, criticizing, "No reputable animal-care facility lends out exotic animals for private parties and Instagram photos."