Animal rights group PETA is making their next victim Nicole Richie. Nicole married longtime boyfriend (and father of her two children) Joel Madden this past weekend, where they had a live elephant as a guest of honor. The couple had the giant animal delivered to their big day at Lionel Richie’s Beverly Hills mansion on Saturday, but PETA is planning on contacting the newlyweds.
“We know that Nicole is sympathetic to the plight of animals in the circus and is opposed to the way in which baby elephants are slammed to the ground and gouged with steel-tipped bullhooks in order to train them for circuses such as Ringling Bros.”
“We’re sure she didn’t know that “Have Trunk, Will Travel” – the company that likely provided Tai the elephant, who was taken from the wild as a baby more than 40 years ago – trains it’s elephants with bullhooks and electric shock prods. We’re writing to her privately to respectfully ask her to keep exotic animals off her guest list for future celebrations.”
Nicole isn’t the only enemy PETA has, though: