Bayern Munich star, Thomas Muller and his wife Lisa, a horse trainer, have been accused of animal cruelty by animal rights group PETA.
The German international and his wife were accused by PETA of “unnatural sex acts” in their sale of frozen horse semen, for which they charge £170 per dose.
The allegations came after the Muller’s horse D’Avie – who the family bought in August 2020 – sustained an injury ahead of breeding season with the animal rights group claiming that their practice was unnatural.
Muller regularly attends dressage events in which his wife Lisa competes with their stable housing three horses including D’Avie alongside Four Roses and Bowmore, whose frozen sperm is also sold.
Yet an injury sustained to D’Avie has now led to accusations that this represents animal cruelty as it is not natural for the horses.
The comments came after Muller revealed news of D’Avie’s injury: “Sadly we have bad news. Our favourite D’Avie will not be available in the next months.
“Unfortunately he slipped during a test attempt to prepare for the breeding season, and dramatically fell on his side.
“He suffered an injury in the hoof area, and will need to rest completely for the next few months.
“He’s a tough lad, and it could have been worse.”
That led to PETA spokesperson Jana Hoger speaking out against Muller’s update and accusing him and his wife of engaging in an unnatural act.
“It is awful that self-styled horse lovers force the animals in their care into unnatural sex acts in order to make the maximum profit from them.
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