Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. went viral when he was seen hanging out with and tossing the football around to a few zoo animals, and for some reason, PETA is now taking issue with it.
OBJ was seen petting a large jungle cat, and he also played catch with an orangoutang.
Apparently, that was enough to draw the ire of PETA. The animal rights organization spoke out about it in this statement that they recently released.
“These sensitive and much-abused animals belong with their families in nature, not pimped out as props by shameless roadside zoos,” the statement reads. “We’re sure that Odell Beckham Jr. had no idea that the sleazy safari park where this young chimpanzee is kept has a lengthy record of violating federal law and uses great apes and big-cat cubs in cheap publicity stunts like this.”
In case you missed the seemingly-harmless videos, you can check them out below.
Seems a bit ridiculous, but that’s PETA for you.