When Luke Bryan bought his wife two baby Kangaroos for Christmas, both she and Luke’s fans were excited about the gift. However, it didn’t take long for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to speak out against the gift that they believe is wrong, as Kangaroos “become more difficult to care for as they grow older.”
PETA’s Vice President, Colleen O’Brien issued a statement regarding the baby Kangaroos that the Bryan family added to their personal collection of animals in Brett’s Barn, a project named for their infant nice, Brett Boyer, who passed away last year due to heart and organ problems. The couple transformed one of Luke’s old barn’s into a place for all kinds of animals, including the Kangaroos and a white pony Caroline promised her niece.
Baby kangaroos belong in their mothers’ pouches, not in gift bags,” O’Brien said in the statement. “These joeys have complex needs, including specialized diets and room to roam — they are not toys and will only become more difficult to care for as they grow older,” a statement on PETA’s website reads. “PETA is calling for an investigation into where these kangaroos came from and stands ready to help Luke Bryan right this wrong and move these vulnerable marsupials to a reputable sanctuary.”
The Kangaroos, named Margo and Todd, seem to be adjusting nicely to life at the Bryan’s. Caroline posted a photo of the little joeys relaxing by the fire. “They are adjusting perfectly are beyond sweet and precious. #brettsbarn,” she wrote.
PETA doesn’t think so.