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Cody Simpson Stars in New PETA Ad: Make Your Animals' Life Paradise

For Immediate Release:
19 June 2012

Contact:
Ben Williamson 020 7357 9229, ext 229; BenW@peta.org.uk

London - Fifteen-year-old Australian pop sensation Cody Simpson is calling on his fans to give their dogs and cats all the love and attention that they deserve. That's the message of his new ad for PETA in which the "iYiYi" singer relaxes with his dog, Buddy, above the words "Make Your Animals' Life Paradise".

Simpson - who is rumoured to be dating the youngest member of the Kardashian clan, Kylie Jenner - also sat down for an exclusive PETA UK interview in which he stressed the importance of speaking up for animals. "Never leave your dog in a hot car", he says. "It's important to speak up if you ever come across a situation like that... You can tell your parent, or tell an adult you trust, really. I wouldn't leave the situation until it's been resolved and everything's OK."

The full-length version of Simpson's debut studio album, Paradise, will be released in October. His previous EPs and singles include collaborations with Flo Rida and T-Pain, among others, and he has been honoured at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in Australia and the US as well as at J-14's Teen Icon Awards.

Simpson joins a growing list of celebrities - including Lea Michele, Kellan Lutz, Pink, Justin Bieber, Booboo Stewart and Jay Sean - who have teamed up with PETA UK to help animals.