by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Animals, Causes.

Paris Hilton and her Oh Paris Hilton, why do I always find myself writing about you? The Center for Biological Diversity has launched a campaign, and a website, to Tell Paris No. I couldn’t put it better myself:

The latest victim of Paris’s affections is a captive “pet” kinkajou cloyingly named “Baby Luv,” which has appeared in public draped across Paris as if it were the latest fashion trend.

A kinka-what? The kinkajou (Potos flavus), also known as the “Honey Bear,” is a nocturnal tree-climbing mammal related to the raccoon that lives in the rainforests of Central and South America. Although kinkajous may appear cute and cuddly, they are wild animals that belong in the rainforest eating tropical fruit, not ducking from flashbulbs on fashion runways or sipping lattes in the cafes and trendy clubs of Los Angeles.

They’ve even posted a video of Paris and her kinkajou. She talks about purchasing so many animals that they wouldn’t let her on a plane. Instead, she had to take a limo back to LA from Vegas.

So what do they want you to do about it?  Write Paris a note, that’s what!

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at www.RebeccaCarter.net. Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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  • http://dayngrzone.blogspot.com Dayngr

    I sent my letter!

  • http://www.cwapc.org Andrea

    With millions of cats and dogs being euthanized in animal shelters in the US each year, I find it really depressing that people spend so much time and money on buying exotic pets from far-away ecosystems. For more info about campaigns against exotic pets, see http://www.cwapc.org