6 Times Justin Bieber Proved He’s Not an Animal Lover

Justin Bieber is many things —a singer, an actor, a very talented dancer— but one thing he is not is an animal lover.

One would think that a person who is constantly getting pets and surrounding themselves with animals loves them. Makes sense, right? But would an animal lover give their pets away, abandon them with strangers or support animal cruelty? We think not.

1. Johnson the snake

Bieber brought his baby albino boa constrictor Johnson as a prop to the MTV’s Video Music Awards red carpet, walking while holding the animal and posing for photos.

Hey, maybe he loved his pet so much we wanted to show it off, right? No. Just months later in 2012 he auctioned the pet off with the money going to charity. The winning bidder, thankfully was a true animal lover who told E! News he bought the snake to make sure it had a good rest of its life.

“I found it really disgusting that celebrities like Bieber would stoop to a level of using living creatures as a fashion accessory and then so easily discard it,” said winner Michael Kronick. “I am a huge pet and animal lover and was amazed that Mr. Bieber would actually auction off his own personal pet. I wanted to make sure the snake would be well taken care of for the rest of his life. I’m very pleased where Johnson now resides.”

The animal did get donated to the Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo in Minnesota but now he’s being used as a prop there as guests can take photos with the “famous” animal.

2. PAC the hamster

Justin Bieber and PAC

In 2012, having moved on from the snake he auctioned off, Bieber got a hamster named PAC, which he brought on tour with him and to every meet-and-greet — you know, a quiet and super stable environment.

By the end of the year, he’d had enough of the little guy, though, and after performing at Jingle Ball in Atlanta, he walked up to a crowd of screaming fans and handed off PAC to one of them with the touching parting words: “That’s all you … you gotta take care of PAC.”

The 18-year-old girl who had not requested the pet but took it home and promised to care for PAC forever only did so for three months, however, as the animal died after losing all its hair.

The California Hamster Association predicted that would happen, telling TMZ that since hamsters are very sensitive and delicate creatures, the sudden environment change and the frenzy that ensued as he gave the animal away while everyone screamed would do the animal in. It did, and Bieber never commented on it.

3. Tuts the cat

Like all other Justin Bieber pets, Tuts had her moment in the spotlight. After getting her, the singer posted pictures of her on social media and the cat even got a Twitter account herself with over 15,000 followers. When the account went dormant in 2014, though, the fate of Tuts was left unknown. Did Bieber just lose interest in the creative endeavor and Tuts is curled up nice and comfortable on his couch or did she get abandoned like PAC and Johnson?

4. Mally the monkey

Justin Bieber and Mally

A birthday gift from Jamal “Mally Mall” Rashid, a music producer, Mally was just nine weeks old when she became Justin Bieber’s pet even though in the wild, capuchin monkeys are very attached to their mothers until one year of age. Instinctively wanting to grab on to something, Mally then became a great Instagram prop for Bieber as she held on tight to his hair.

Just five weeks after getting the monkey, Bieber went to Germany for a tour and brought Mally along but he didn’t have the appropriate paperwork showing that she belonged to him — because owning a monkey in California is not allowed and such paperwork is then not issued at all. The German customs confiscated Mally and gave Bieber over a month to provide the paperwork and get his pet back, but in true Bieber form, he decided to just leave her behind.

After a stint at customs having nothing to cling to but a teddy bear in a cage, Mally was transferred to the Serengeti Safari Park in Hodenhagen outside of Berlin. The keepers there spent extra time teaching her what grass was (as she’d never seen it before) and teaching her to be a monkey. She’s now fully integrated with a family of other capuchins.

In 2015, at Justin Bieber’s Comedy Central Roast, the unapologetic singer made a joke about losing someone very important to him and wanting to reconnect with them. A capuchin monkey — supposedly Mally — walked on stage and hopped on his shoulder. Thankfully, as it turned out, the animal was an actor, not Mally.

5. Karma the dog

Karma the dog

Karma, the American Bulldog puppy, was bought from a pet store —which are common sellers of puppy mill dogs. Still, even if the Biebs didn’t do the right thing by adopting, he will care for this adorable puppy, right?

Wrong again. The singer gave away his puppy to his dad, Jeremy.

Jeremy then went on to hurl the poor animal out the window in a fit of rage after the dog supposedly bit Justin’s younger brother Jaxon.

In case you were still wondering about Jeremy’s awesome dog ownership qualities, after Karma survived the window toss unscathed, he left the dog with a dog trainer saying he did not want her back until she was socialized. Months later, Jeremy came back for the dog but the trainer said he was concerned for the dog’s safety and did not return it.

6. The tiger at his dads engagement party

When a man who throws a puppy out the window gets engaged what does he have at his engagement party? A tiger petting zoo, of course! Borrowed from the Bowmanville Zoo, owned by trainer Michael Hackenberger recently accused of animal cruelty for repeatedly beating his tigers, the animals were showcased at Jeremy Bieber’s event, and Justin wasted no time in posting his own photo petting the animal on Instagram.

PETA made sure to explain to the Biebs why that’s such a bad idea.

“Exotic animals used for entertainment are usually torn away from their mothers at a young age, beaten into submission by trainers, and forced to live in cramped enclosures. They may even be fed sedatives so that they’re docile during events and parties like the one Justin attended,” PETA said. “Tigers used in this way are denied everything that they need to be happy, and we can only imagine that the tiger Justin posed with has experienced a life of misery. Justin and other guests are lucky that they weren’t attacked by the wild animals. In similar situations, animals have been known to lash out because of the stress of their miserable lives.”

Come on, Biebs. You say it’s never too late to say “sorry,” so we suggest you start with all the animals you’ve hurt.

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Brianna E
Brianna Evans10 months ago

I'm not agreeing or disagreeing but the Bible does say judge not lest ye be judged. Say what you will about that but it's true.

Richard A
Richard Aabout a year ago

Justin Bieber is a phony; A chameleon.

Peggy B
Peggy Babout a year ago


michelle m
jennifer tabout a year ago

I loathe repulsive,ugly scumbag animal abusing Justin Bieber.

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill3 years ago

He is just a spoiled little boy!

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Gina H.
Gina H3 years ago

Another waste of space who has no empathy or compassion shouldn't be allowed to have animals. They're nothing more than a publicity stunt or fashion accessory to this idiot. I see the apple doesn't fall far from the tree with the loser father, Jeremy. Someone should throw both of them out through a window for being bad humans! I sincerely hope that "Karma" comes back to bite both of them in the ass literally.

kathy bonard
kathy bonard3 years ago

What a complete idiot,not surprising as his dad sounds like a waste of space.Anyone who can discard their pets like this are never to be trusted.Grow up you moron!

Mary F.
Mary F3 years ago

The more attention we give this little boy, the more notoriety and press coverage he craves

Melania Padilla
Melania P3 years ago

Oh this moron again! He is just an ignorant kid