Jenna Dewan Tatum Fights Animal Dealership Accused of Cruelty
She's not even a mom yet and Jenna Dewan-Tatum is already looking out for some little ones. The actress recently wrote to the district attorney in Riverside, Calif., asking that his office consider bringing charges against Global Captive Breeders, an animal dealership accused of abusing some 18,000 rats, mice and reptiles.
"I was discouraged to learn that your office has yet to take any action against the owner of GCB or its employees, despite having been presented in December 2012 with compelling evidence — including expert veterinary reports, video footage, and photos — that a huge number of animals at GCB had died or were dying and enduring unimaginable suffering," she wrote. "As an expectant mother, I was particularly heartbroken to see photos of ailing mother rats with open wounds on their bodies who stood guard protectively over their dead or dying babies. I implore you, too, to take action and send the strong and compassionate message that cruelty to animals is taken seriously." Tell 'em, Jenna!