Justin Bieber is back at it again with the wild animals. This time around, he’s feeding an adorable baby lion named Alex.
“After being fed by Justin Bieber, Alex is one of his biggest fans! Justin really cares about the conservation of these beautiful animals! He is truly a class act and awesome guy!” Alex’s owner, Alex Haditaghi, captioned the photo below. According to Haditaghi’s Instagram, he’s “working towards building Canada’s biggest animal sanctuary.”
Bieber first met Alex — the lion cub, not the person — two weeks ago in Toronto, where they snapped this precious pic together.
That same day, Bieber also posed with a tiger to get a controversial photo for his
Tinder profile Instagram. The problem? The tiger came from a zoo owned by Michael Hackenberger, who’s been charged with five counts of animal cruelty.
PETA pointed this fact out to Bieber in a scathing letter asking him and his family to “never to use animals as selfie props or party entertainment again.”
“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,” PETA wrote. “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.”