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Pete Davidson's expletive-filled PETA rant leads rival organization to launch billboard biting back

Pete Davidson is getting some biting support in the form of a new billboard in New York City’s Times Square.

The advocacy organization, PETA Kills Animals, has stood up for the comedian’s decision to purchase a puppy, rather than adopt one, after Davidson became barking mad at PETA.

The anti-PETA group claims the animal activists are more likely to kill cats and dogs than find homes for them. The billboard barks back with a play on Davidson’s “big d— energy” (BDE) – which in this case stands for “buy dog energy.”

“Obviously, that… term [BDE] has sort of become synonymous with Pete Davidson in popular culture,” a spokesperson for PETA Kills Animals told Fox News Digital. “And when we saw that PETA and Pete were essentially going back and forth over Pete’s decision to purchase a dog for his mother, we saw an opportunity to sort of have a tongue in cheek play on words that would capture folks’ attention, but also help us bring to light sort of the most prominent part of the story for us – which is that PETA is an organization that is more likely to kill cats and dogs than rehome them.”

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Anti-Peta organization buys billboard

PetaKillsAnimals.com bought a billboard supporting Pete Davidson’s recent puppy purchase. (PetaKillsAnimals.com)

PETA responded to the billboard in a statement to Fox News Digital.

Pete Davidson in a black sweatshirt with his hood up and sunglasses on smiles next to Chase Sui Wonders at the Daytona 500 race in Florida

Pete Davidson was seen in a New York City pet shop with his girlfriend Chase Sui Wonders. (Chris Graythen)

The billboard comes days after Davidson allegedly left an explicit voicemail for Daphna Nachminovitch, the senior vice president of PETA’s Cruelty Investigations Department, on Monday. Nachminovitch had called out the “Saturday Night Live” star for purchasing a dog instead of adopting.

“Thank you so much for making comments publicly that I didn’t adopt a dog,” Davidson said in the voicemail. “I just want to let you know I’m severely allergic to dogs, so I have to get a specific breed. I’m only not allergic to Cavapoos, and those type of dogs.”

“And my mom’s f—ing dog, who’s two years old, died a week prior, and we’re all so sad. So I had to get a specific dog. So why don’t you do your research before f—ing create[ing] news story for people because you’re a boring, tired c—. F— you. And suck my d—.”

Pete Davidson and his mom on SNL

Pete Davidson was on the hunt for a new dog after seeing his mom, pictured above, and his sister devastated over the loss of the family’s dog. (Getty Images)

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Pete Davidson in a green velour tracksuit on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" inset photo of him holding his dog

Pete Davidson’s family dog Henry passed away, according to a social media post made in early May. (NBC/Dave Sirus Instagram)

Davidson’s family dog passed away in early May, according to an Instagram message shared on behalf of the actor by his longtime friend Dave Sirus.

“Hey guys. I know today is the ‘Bupkis’ premiere day but I wanna use today to remember my dog Henry. Yesterday we lost a key member of the Davidson family,” was written in the caption of the May 4 post featuring photos of the caramel-colored dog.

He added: “Not sure id [sic] even be around without him. He was the happiest and sweetest dog ever. He used to get excited when he saw me and would pee everywhere… He was truly the best. My mom, sister and I are broken and will miss him forever. We love you Henry. Thank you for making our lives fuller and reminding me what actually matters.”


 

 
 

 
 
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PETA claimed there is “no such thing” as a hypoallergenic dog, and pointed to other ways to find homeless dogs of “every breed” in a statement.

“If Pete had done his research, he would know that there’s no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog, that at least a quarter of dogs in shelters are purebreds, and that Petfinder has listings for homeless dogs of every breed under the sun, including the one he purchased.”

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