PETA Slams Jessica Simpson’s Pet Pig Plans

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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.

"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 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."

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.

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

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