PETA wasn't happy when NFL star Russell Wilson surprised his wife, Ciara, with a very expensive purebred puppy.
The excited singer introduced her new pet to her 32 million followers on Instagram. "Got a puppy. Her name is Bronco," she said in the video.
Ciara captioned the video:
"Meet.. BRONCO The kids call her Bronco Love Brownie:) The sweetest surprise. I love you baby @DangeRussWilson #MothersDay."
There is a new puppy in the Russell Wilson + Ciara household ?
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) May 9, 2022
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) went ballistic after TMZ posted a story about the new puppy.
They demanded to know why Russell didn't adopt a rescue/shelter dog instead of a purebred puppy.
Purebred puppies are sold by breeders or pet store chains for thousands of dollars.
PETA trolled Ciara in TMZ's comments, writing: "Mother dogs are often locked inside filthy cages and bred over and over until their bodies give out."
They said CiCi made a "'One, Two, Step' mistake by killing a dog's chances of finding a new home."
PETA said they're "calling on the couple to 'Level Up' on kindness by adopting a companion for this pup instead of fueling the homeless-animal crisis."
So far, Ciara and Russ haven't responded to the controversy.