Britney Spears has come under fire from an animal rights group in Los Angeles after choosing to buy a new $3,000 (GBP1,500) dog from a pet store.
The Humane Society U.S. officials claim the pop superstar should have spent more time picking her pet.
Spokeswoman Stephanie Shain tells U.S. TV news show Entertainment Tonight, "Choosing a dog is a major lifestyle decision that should not be taken lightly.
"We suggest that people take time to choose a member of their family, and to be sure they are working with a reputable breeder... Ms. Spears is setting a damaging example to the public.
"Most dogs sold in pet stores come from puppy mills - factorylike facilities, churning out purebred and 'designer' puppies in large numbers. Puppy mills look only to make a profit; commonly disregard the dog's physical and emotional health."
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