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LOS ANGELES – Catholics are up in arms over a new PETA ad that features a naked model covered by a cross!

PETA is well known for its risque ads, often featuring barely clad celebrities stating they’d rather go nude than wear fur.

In its new print ad, model and Dancing with the Stars contestant Joanna Krupa participated to promote adopting animals from shelters. However, the setting has outraged Catholics for its use of Christian symbols.

Krupa is floating on wings in a church, completely naked except for a strategically placed cross!

Catholic League President Bill Donohue issued a statement:

“The fact is that cats and dogs are a lot safer in pet stores than they are in the hands of PETA employees. Moreover, pet stores don’t rip off Christian iconography and engage in cheap irreligious claims. PETA is a fraud. It also has a long and disgraceful record of exploiting Christian and Jewish themes to hawk its ugly services. Those who support this organization sorely need a reality check. They also need a course in Ethics 101.”

In return, Krupa said, As a practicing Catholic, “I am shocked that the Catholic League is speaking out against my PETA ads. I’m doing what the Catholic Church should be doing, working to stop senseless suffering of animals, the most defenseless of God’s creation.”