PETA slams model Alessandra Ambrosio for dyeing her puppy

These photos are notable for two reasons. One, Alessandra Ambrosio just gave birth on May 7th, only two months ago. And her body has already bounced back to “bangin’”. The second reason why these photos are notable: Alessandra has a tiny little dog, who you can see in these photos. Her puppy is dyed purple and pink. As you can imagine, PETA had a sh-t fit.

It looks like this Angel is barking up the wrong tree.

Alessandra Ambrosio is used to turning heads every time she steps out on the street, but it seems the Victoria’s Secret supermodel drew the wrong kind of attention when she took her dip-dyed pink and purple pooch for a walk in Malibu on Thursday.

The brunette beauty and mom of two came under fire from animal rights advocates PETA after photographers snapped photos of Ambrosio carrying her fashion-forward dog to a lunch date with long-time fiance Jamie Mazur.

“What most people don’t know is that dyeing a companion animal’s fur can cause the animal stress and can lead to complications or allergic reactions that endanger the animal’s health.” PETA said in a statement.

“Our dogs and cats love us regardless of how we look; why not extend the same kindness to them?” the statement said.

But if the model, 31, was concerned about her furry friend, she didn’t show it.

[From The NYDN]

PETA also had a fit when Emma Watson was seen out with what turned out to be a friend’s pink-dyed puppy. Basically, PETA’s latest mission in life is yelling about people dyeing their dogs. I don’t really have a strong opinion either way – I think dyeing a dog is dumb, for sure, but I’ll buy that it’s not harmful to the dog if the owner makes sure that the dye is organic. I have to admit, though – Alessandra’s puppy is EXTREMELY cute. I’m not even a small-dog person and I want to cuddle this puppy. Is it because the puppy is pink and purple? Not really. This puppy just has a really sweet face.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, WENN, PCN.

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  1. piedlourde says:

    For me, it’s not about if the dye is harmful or not. It’s that animals aren’t accessories or playthings.

    And f*ck PETA.

  2. brin says:

    It’s such an idiotic thing to do. Cute puppy!

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Exactly. It’s not about “there are worse things you can do” but more a question of “why am I doing this in the first place?”. Wish more people would ask themselves that.
      My rule with my cat is: if it doesn’t benefit her in some way, shape, or form then I won’t do it.
      Just selfish to do this to a poor pup.

      And oh yeah-screw PETA!

  3. Lisa Turtle says:

    The pictures make me cringe. I don’t think that little puppy looks happy. I can’t imagine the dying process is comfortable.

  4. Jezi says:

    Personally I wouldn’t put dye on my dog but I do know that the dye isn’t harmful to the dogs. I believe it’s chemical free and temporary. There are worse abuses that animals go through that PETA should focus their attention on. Now they are just knit picking at stupid stuff.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      It’s all about PR for PETA.

      • CC says:

        Yea. While I think it’s dumb, you know, real persons do it to their roots. I don’t see anyone harping about that…and why should day? Mostly harmless and temporary.

        Sure the animals didn’t get a choice, but they didn’t choose to be pets, neutered, put down when ill either. You name it, the animals didn’t choose it.

        Are PETA going to fight that part? No, they focus on dye. They’re complete morons.

      • Emily says:

        Everything’s about PR for PETA. I’m big on fighting animal cruelty, love the ASPCA, but PETA is gross. Their ad campaigns show that they think animals are far more important than human women, and the campaign comparing hamburgers to the Holocaust was despicable.

  5. Britt says:

    Aren’t they just vegetable dyes? I wouldn’t do it to my dog but if the dye isn’t harmful then I don’t see the big deal.

    Far out she looks amazing so soon after giving birth.

  6. faye says:

    I highly doubt the assholes who do this really give a shit if the dye is harmful or not. It’s attn whoring and turning a living breathing creature into an accessory. It’s disgusting.

    • oh dear says:

      i agree. and how weird must it be for the dog when all of a sudden hes all pink and purple, hes probably in some weird dog identity crisis not recognising itself :S

      i dont know, i think its cruel. how would she like it if i dyed her whole body pink and purple? not so much..

  7. sarah says:

    1) F*** her for having that body!! lol

    2) That dog is adorable. I think dyeing animals is stupid but at the same time, that dog is too damn cute.

    3) Oh, shut up already PETA.

  8. garvels says:

    It is probably just a vegetable dye and so what..the puppy looks happy and healthy. Alexandra is such a natural beauty…..unlike the overly made up Duchess of Cambridge who has to maintain an army of hairdressers to maintain her sausage curls.

  9. Johanna says:

    The Daily Mail has a story on a dog that was beaten & tortured with a swollen tongue (among other things. That is heartbreaking & almost too much to bare). This story however is just dumb & makes you realize, if you hadn’t already, that PETA has lost focused on what really matters.

  10. nikzilla37 says:

    I hate Peta with a passion but they are right about dyeing these dogs. It’s wrong and pointless. Poor puppy.

  11. Kaboom says:

    Stop giving PeTA publicity, they need to be ignored until they go away.

  12. marie says:

    Imagine the stress of the poor thing if his/her collar doesn’t match their coloring *massive eyeroll*.. Seriously, stop using your animals as accessories and play-things..

    Also STFU PETA..

  13. Jaime says:

    You know there are dogs actaully being abused out there, not having a little pink stuff rubbed on them which they probably liked in the presence of their loving owners. My friend got a perm when she was seven and it burned her scalp. Where was PETA then? This is ridiculous. Pull back the firing squad.

  14. Anna says:

    Emma Watson made it clear that her friend had vegetable dyed her dog pink for a month in order to raise awareness for breast cancer. Isn’t that a cause close to Victoria’s Secret’s heart too? Maybe Alessandra is doing something similar.

  15. Samigirl says:

    While I wouldn’t dye my Skipper, I really don’t feel there is any harm in it. I have several friends who groom and it’s literally just like giving them a shampoo and rinse. I watched my girlfriend dye a golden retriever to look like a tiger (for an LSU game-we’ve got some crazies in Louisiana) and it literally had that big doggie grin on the entire time. LOVED the attention and rubbing it was getting. The groomers all use organic dye only, so no chemicals to harm the pup. Do I think it’s kind of dumb? Yes. But, hey, I dye my hair, so who am I to talk crap?

    Anyways, PETA is composed of a bunch of uptight douche canoes who need to find something better to do with their time.

  16. lizzi says:

    Ok will somebody PLEASE tell me how these women get into FLAWLESS shape so f*cking fast? Do they work out 3 hours a day? Anybody? Aren’t you not supposed to do that so soon?? wtf

    • Samigirl says:

      Amen. I’m 11 weeks post partum on Friday and I’m still flabby. Elliptical and running (plus nursing) and nothing is working….I guess some women are just lucky.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        I think height has a lot to do with it. My taller friends (5’8″ and above) snapped back quickly. I think those long torsos give the baby more room to grow (so the women don’t carry as big and stretch out as much). Genetics and diet are the two biggest things. You can eat right and exercise, but your genes contribute to about 60% of your physical appearance. So, don’t get down on yourself if you’re working hard and don’t look like this.

    • Adrien says:

      Her body changed dramatically. It’s still impressively fit but it’s not like it was before. One of the known secrets of hot mommas is not to have huge babies. Eating for two is a misconception. The baby can get enough nutrients without the mommy pigging out on doughnuts. Another trick is to let another woman carry the term, you know, like Beyonce. (kidding)

    • Marianne says:

      From what I’ve read, if you work out while pregnant that helps you bounce back as well. Im not sure how true that is (I don’t have any kids).

    • Lindsay says:

      Thank you, Lizzi!! I’m 16 mos out, nursed for a year, walk at least 30 min a day – on top of everything else – and my stomach still looks like a deflated butt hole. SO aggravating!!

  17. Marianne says:

    I dont see the appeal in having a purple and pink dog, but there are ways to do it without it being harmful.

    Im with you on it. I think Peta needs to relax, but not something I dont really ever care to do.

  18. Sue says:

    I have a feeling this dog is treated better than lot of people…. PETA shouldn’t be losing any sleep over it.

  19. Newgirl says:

    Since when were dogs allowed off-leash at the beach in SoCal? I seriously doubt that is a dog beach. Sheesh, celebrities get away with murder. If I did that, I would get a $150 like that *snaps finger*

  20. Dahlia Verlaine says:

    Good to know Peta has it’s priorities straight – getting upset about a little puppy with dyed fur, SMFH!

  21. Ming says:

    Love PETA.

    First – diplomacy: “You evil peoplez, what the heck omg wtf that poodle oh god !?”

    Second – engage in policy-making: *flour bomb* The war is won !

    Kofi Annan, get your sh-t straight, PETA up man !

  22. Shannon says:

    Okay, as an avid dog lover and trainer, I have to chime in. PETA is 100% right! And I normally never agree with them.

    Although dyeing your dog is not harmful physically, it can make your dog a target for other dogs. This means dyeing them can harm them in other ways.

    Dogs are social creatures and dogs with strange colors stand out and can be subject to vicious attacks. While we may think the dye is cute, another dog may interpret the coloring as off and attack the dog out a self protective instinct.

    Overall, dyeing your dogs is not good.

    • Ming says:

      Dogs have dichromatic color vision, so there are colors they can’t distinguish.

      For example:

      red -> orange —> green
      greenish blue —> gray
      and different shades of purple

      So I would say that puppy is safe. Dogs aren’t colorblind, but they can’t see them as sharp as a human. Much more washed out.

      • Shannon says:

        My point is radically distinguishing the dog by changing its color might cause it to be attacked. Dogs respond to other cues…not just visual.

        Still…people should not dye dogs. It’s just plain wrong and ridiculous. If you want a change of pace, dye your own her.

  23. StephanieMarie2685 says:

    Oh c’mon!!
    Peta isn’t exactly SLAMMING her, are they??
    They just realize that her high profile position might lead others to attempt the same thing on their dogs. Not everyone knows to be sure the dye is organic and won’t cause the animal harm…
    Their skin is different than ours and I can just see some youngster (or moron!) attempting this with some L’Oreal box of drug store dye…

  24. tom says:

    actually i don’t care about peta, but if a celeb dyes his dog, there a actually screaming for it. even when it does not harm the dog, is a dog not a handbag or whatever

  25. Lisa says:

    Well, PETA thinks you shouldn’t even OWN a puppy, so they really have no business commenting.

  26. jamie says:

    One of the few times in recent memory I agree with PETA. Do these people realize how stupid they look with their dyed pets? As for Emma Watson, even if it wasn’t her dog I hope she had the good sense to be embarrassed about being seen with a dyed dog. So ridiculous. I think these celebrities completely lose touch with reality sometimes.

  27. Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

    I really hate it when people dye their dogs and treat them like accessories.

  28. Debra says:

    Belfast just put a 7 year old family pet, named Lennox, to sleep just because it resembled a pit bull (the owner said it was an American bulldog-labrador mix) PETA needs to worry about real problems, not this puppy who probably lives a better life than most of us

  29. Sarah says:

    I think it’s a bit dumb, but if it annoys peta it’s fine with me. btw, Emma Watson’s friend dyed her dog pink for Race For Life, a cancer fund raising event in Britain.

  30. Suzen says:

    The dog is ADORABLE. And the pink and purple fur makes it look like a toy stuffed animal. Sorry but, I WANT ONE!

  31. wilkiecollins says:

    oh no, you’re telling a model is vapid and superficial what a shock. The dog is cute the dye is harmless.

  32. Nibbi says:

    Dyeing an animal is such a tasteless, tacky, asshole thing to do.

  33. GrandPoobah says:

    Dyeing your dog is silly and I wouldn’t do it but that dog doesn’t know or care that it’s dyed.

    Dyeing them is just like shampooing them and the only dyes approved for use on dogs are vegetable dyes. That particular dog looks well groomed so it likely gets regular shampoos and is either used to them or enjoys them.

    My dog loves shampoos for the attention and rub downs he gets. He sits with his tongue lolling out and eyes half shut just soaking it in. A little pampered princess like that dog probably well-loved.

    PETA needs to stop with the random publicity stunts and work towards helping animals in REAL danger.

  34. erika says:

    I don’t F***k with my pug! I love him to bits and i ‘respect’ him as well! I don’t dress him up in outfits (pug folks can’t seem to resist this), paint his nails, make him wear a cowboy hat or devil ears and i sure the Hell would NEVER dye him! All this doggie fashion paraphenalia annoys him too – and he lets me know it.

    I assume the dye is harmless (damn better be) but it’s an idiotic thing to do, sounds v. Paris H.

    I agree, dogs aren’t accessories but more so, I give them respect cuz he gives it 1,238,998 X back to me

  35. Emily says:

    I have a friend who runs a dog grooming salon. She adores animals and donates tons of time and money to finding homes for shelter dogs. And she just started advertising that she will dye funky patterns on dogs. The dyes are completely harmless. I think it looks dumb, but I think a lot of dog-grooming stuff looks dumb. It does not harm the dog at all. PETA is just flat-out lying.

    If I found out that PETA was largely funded by the meat and fur industries, I would not be one bit surprised. They hurt the credibility of everyone actually working to help animals.

    • Kim says:

      Animals CANT talk so no one can claim whether dying an animals fur physically or emotionally hurts the animal.

      Just knowing basic animal nature i doubt they like sitting still in a chair for an hour to get their hair dyed – geez even I hate that. AND I have had my scalp burned before by dyes and it hurts like heck!

      But no groomer, nor PETA, NO ONE Can state with fact if it physically or emotionally harms the animal.

      • Emily says:

        They use vegetable dyes on dogs. It can no more burn their skin than food coloring can. It also does not take very long — maybe 15 minutes. It’s not expected to last as long as hair dye on humans, and dogs’ hair doesn’t get washed as often as humans’ hair does.

  36. Evelyn says:

    I absolutely love dogs and I don’t dress or dye mine, but I also think if people want to and if these things DO NOT irritate or upset the dog, they’re okay. Dye precursors are what causes an allergic reaction and vegetable dyes don’t contain them, not it’s not harmful to the dog. I think it’s dumb looking, but I think what’s dumber is that PETA is supposedly an organization to prevent creulty to animals, and they’re making a big deal over this. I agree with Emily, they’re embarrassing to organizations who work to help animals who are being starved and abused

  37. Kim says:

    Regardless of PETA dying your dog is white trash and just stupid. If your dog tells you its wants pink hair then go for it until then stop using animals as accessories.

    PETA isnt perfect & could they have better policies sure but they are trying to promote a mindset that animals are animals and not accessories period.

    Seperate PETA from the issue – dying your animals fur is stupid. If we did this to human babies hair people would have a fit!

  38. Nance says:

    Useless or not, it shouldn’t be anyone business if it’s not harmful. PETA is so full of sh*t, they should stick to zlisters semi-nude ads if this is the best they could do… Really, I hate them so much, each time I heard about them makes me want to eat a burger.

    The dog seems to have fun with the kid.

  39. Togsos says:

    Didnt Courtney Stodden do an advocacy video for Peta featuring her dog dyed to all hell?

  40. bella mama says:

    i would dye my dog if i had a little cute ball of white fluff. hell, my kids have markered up and painted my yellow lab on more than one occasion (without my prior knowledge) when they were little. I’m easily amused and since my dogs do not socialize with other dogs there’s no harm.

    I dont think its any more abusive than dressing up your dog is stupid sweaters, booties and the like.