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Jamie Vardy hit out for saying he wanted a giraffe or penguin as a pet

LEICESTER City striker Jamie Vardy has been slammed by animal rights activists for saying he wants to buy a penguin or giraffe as a pet.

The ex-England ace said he was struck by the “cuteness” of the black and white Antarctic waddles.

Animal rights activists have slammed Jamie Vardy's plan to buy an exotic pet

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Animal rights activists have slammed Jamie Vardy’s plan to buy an exotic petCredit: PA

He added: “It sounds strange but I looked up and tried to buy a penguin for the garden.

“I didn’t buy any. However, I figured out how to buy a giraffe and all sorts of animals.”

but peta said keeping penguins as pets is cruel, and Vardy “knows for sure they’re not toys or garden ornaments.”

The charity’s Elisa Allen added: “The sale of exotic animals is one of the world’s largest sources of criminal revenue.

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“The animals pay the price.”

Father of five Vardy35, already owns four dogs and 11 chickens.

Foxes star Vardy has been warned against buying an exotic pet

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Foxes star Vardy has been warned against buying an exotic petPhoto credit: Getty

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