20 Pics That Prove Animals Do NOT Belong On The Red Carpet

Readers, please disregard. This is a PSA intended for celebrities, PR people, and the Hollywood community: Do not bring your animals on the red carpet. They are not props, they are not accessories, they are living creatures who kind of want to poop all over your Louboutins. And, you know, they should poop all over your Louboutins. It is only natural.
Does this sound like a needless statement? We beg to differ. These 20 images prove that sometimes people actually think it's a good idea to bring wild and domesticated animals alike into loud, flash-filled red-carpet situations for promotion. Because, hey, there is nothing more photo-op worthy than a bunch of penguins running around, disheveled and maniacal. Sometimes, it's disastrous, often it's sad, and every now and again we can't help but laugh a little — but every time, everyone would be better off with a guy in a mascot suit.
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Photo: RICHARD YOUNG/REX USA.
What is remarkable about this picture is not that a pig came between Kate Winslet and Nicole Kidman, but that they all have both the same skin tone and facial expression.
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Photo: Jim Smeal/BEImages.
In which a camel cops a feel on Penelope Cruz.
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Photo: Micheal G/REX USA.
Obviously Samuel L. Jackson had to deal with motherf***ing snakes on his motherf***ing plane, but he is not very psyched on it.
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Photo: Chris Weeks/BEImages.
Jerry Bruckheimer handles a smelly, cumbersome handful while the media watches. Of course, we are talking about the flop Kangaroo Jack, not the poor marsupial he's leashed.
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Photo: Picture Perfect/REX USA.
No. Just...100 times no.
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Photo: JIM SMEAL/BEImages.
This isn't as much of a disaster as it is a very strange idea. But, Viggo Mortensen looks like a true gentleman upon his steed.
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Photo: E Charbonneau/BEImages.
Oh, you know, it's just Patrick Wilson and Jason Patric racing armadillos. As they do.
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Photo: Peter Brooker/REX USA.
Okay, this isn't a live animal, but it is a very, very bad idea. We don't know who Stacy Haiduk is (apparently she is on All My Children and had a stint on the ever-memorable seaQuest DSV), but she brought a taxidermied kitty to the carpet. Which is horrible. And, she should feel horrible.
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Photo: Nathan Edwards/REX USA.
Prince Harry and this echidna kind of have the same hairstyle. (Also, echidnas are way tough, which Knuckles proves, again and again.)
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Photo: Picture Perfect/REX USA.
The labrador retriever tells Owen Wilson and Jennifer Anniston what it really thought of Marley and Me.
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Photo: Jonathan Hordle/REX USA.
Mischa Barton has secured herself a wonderful dachsund haberdasher, and it looks very spiffy.
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Photo: Crollalanza/REX USA.
Putting a large man on a tiny horse is a funny gag in, say, a Far Side cartoon, but is kind of a bummer when Morgan Spurlock does it.
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Photo: David Fisher/REX USA.
There is actually a whole series of Emma Thompson wrestling with this pig who is just not interested in giving any effs. If Emma wants to go left, the pig went right. Of course, the actress was a total pro about the whole thing.
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Photo: David Fisher/REX USA.
Hayden Panettiere's handlers hope to sate her with a taste offering of a delicious wolf cub. Panettiere braces herself for the snack.
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Photo: Picture Perfect/REX USA.
Hey, that panda totally stepped on Jack Black's toe!
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Photo: Ed Stone/Rex USA
It appears as if someone just let Warwick Davis in on the secret that pythons first suffocate their prey before eating them. Might want to take that big guy off of your neck, Warwick.
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Photo: Everett Collection/REX USA.
Gilbert Gottfried is no longer the voice of the Aflac duck, which is too bad, because they kind of looked alike.
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Photo: Picture Perfect/Rex USA
Sorry, Antonio Banderas, but that's why they call it "herding kittens."
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Photo: Picture Perfect/Rex USA
After leaving Antonio, this guy has no interest in Salma Hayek, either. You can note the distress by the grasping, outstretched front paw.
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Photo: Stewart Cook/REX USA.
Ah, yes. In case you had finally healed from your emotional scarring of watching Justin Bieber parade his pocket snake not-so-subtly named Johnson around, we'll rip those wounds right back open.
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