February 25, 2005 02:19:15 GMT
P.Diddy has been blamed by PETA for using penguins as props at a Miami party he hosted
Hip-hop star Sean P. Diddy has been blamed by animal activist PETA for using six penguins as props at the Hotel Victor opening in South Beach he hosted on Friday night. Discovered the six penguins floating on platforms in a swimming pool to mark the event, the heads of PETA blamed Combs and the party organizers for their cruel treatment toward those animals.
Penguins should live in a very cold climates and they are very sensitive to temperatures, thus one source named Michael Mc Graw questioning on how the animals could do the performance in such environment. However, Combs' publicist Rob Shuter insists that bringing the penguins into the party wasn't his client idea, while a spokesman for Hotel Victor claims the penguins were actually "warm-weather" specimens from South Africa that were "trained specifically for entertainment, expositions and television commercials.