Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is in hot water over reports that he appeared with young lions at two Toronto events.
Toronto Animal Services says it has sent the singer a notice of violation after receiving two complaints that he “exhibited” lions, which is prohibited.
The department says one complaint relates to Bieber being seen with a white lion cub, the other with a “juvenile lion.”
Photos posted online show Bieber posing with a lion that was reportedly from the Bowmanville Zoo at an engagement party for his father in late April, and cradling a young lion while shirtless at his Toronto performance this spring.
Representatives for Bieber did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
(The Canadian Press)