This story was hanging around yesterday, but CB asked me to cover it today. Apparently, Jessica Simpson tweeted that she was thinking about getting a pet pig. Her beloved dog Daisy was eaten by coyotes last September, and since then, people have been encouraging Jessica to get another puppy to love. However, it looks like Jessica’s heart can’t open to another dog quite yet, thus, fantasies of adopting a piglet (side note: the “adopting a piglet” story line was used with great effect on Bones a few weeks ago). Also note this: Jessica didn’t say that she was for sure going to adopt a pig, just that she was thinking about it. Well, PETA Thought Police just had to chime in with their thoughts about pigs-as-pets.
After the death of her pet pooch, Daisy, five months ago, Jessica Simpson is ready to get another companion.
“I’m thinking about getting a pet pig,” she wrote on Twitter Monday. “Does this mean I’ll have to give up pork?”
The 29-year-old singer has been trying to get over the bizarre and tragic death of Daisy (a gift from ex-husband Nick Lachey), who was snatched from her L.A. backyard by a wild coyote in September.
“I haven’t really thought about another dog yet, but maybe sometime,” Simpson told UsMagazine.com a month after the incident. “Daisy meant the world to me.”
But not everyone is thrilled that Simpson wants a barnyard baby.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sounded off on the singer, telling the mag, “Pigs, who are smarter than dogs and every bit as sensitive to pain and stress, don’t belong in Jessica’s stomach or carted around as her latest accessory.”
Simpson isn’t the first Hollywood trendsetter to want a little piggy: heiress Paris Hilton adopted a teacup piglet last fall that reportedly cost $4,500, while David and Victoria Beckham are said to have spent over $2,000 on their own pair of designer swine.
Eh. I don’t really think it’s fair to adopt a pig (or a dog, for that matter) if you don’t have the physical space to make them comfortable. But Jessica’s house and yard are huge, right? I think she would probably love a pet pig and treat it well. Pigs are very intelligent animals, perhaps even smarter than Jessica, who is as dumb as a box of hair. I feel for Jessica that she can’t even wonder aloud about pig ownership without PETA climbing up her ass. Poor Jess.
P.S. I know “Poor Jess” and everything, but this girl cannot dress for sh-t. This is what she wore to her dad’s birthday party! This was probably her gift to him, her cleavage. Ugh.
P.P.S. So I was looking up images for “pig” and guess what popped up first? Alec Baldwin and his daughter Ireland. Poor Ireland. Anyway… look at the cute piggies!