PETA Slams Jessica Simpson’s Pet Pig Plans

Celebrity News Feb. 22, 2010 AT 4:40PM
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Jessica Simpson may be ready to open her heart again ... to a piglet.

Five months after her 5-year-old maltipoo, Daisy, was snatched by a coyote, Simpson revealed on Monday that she's finally mulling a new animal companion.

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"I'm thinking about getting a pet pig," Simpson, 28, Tweeted. "Does this mean I'll have to give up pork?"

Update: PETA wasn't amused by Simpson's Tweet. A rep for the animal-rights group tells UsMagazine.com exclusively: "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."

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Should Simpson ignore PETA and go the pig route, she won't be the first in Hollywood: Paris Hilton adopted a miniature "teacup piglet" named Princess Pigelette last fall. The addition to Hilton's menagerie reportedly cost $4500.

Simpson has been without a pet since Daisy, a gift from her ex-husband Nick Lachey, was dragged away by a coyote from her L.A. backyard in September. Following a frantic week-long search, the pooch was never recovered.

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"I haven't really thought about another dog yet, but maybe sometime," Simpson told UsMagazine.com in October. "[Daisy] would want that...Daisy meant the world to me."

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