Jenna Dewan Tatum, dog


Pregnancy is making Jenna Dewan more conscious of motherhood, even when it comes to animals.

The expectant actress has joined PETA's petition calling for criminal charges against Global Captive Breeders, a Lake Elsinore, Calif., animal dealer where the animal rights organization uncovered severe neglect and abuse of over 18,000 rats, mice and reptiles, leading to the largest animal rescue in California history.

Channing Tatum's other half penned a letter to the Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach, calling for justice and sharing her thoughts on the disturbing cruelty the animals endured. 

"I was discouraged to learn that your office has yet to take any action against the owner of GCB or its employees, despite having been presented in December 2012 with compelling evidence—including expert veterinary reports, video footage, and photos—that a huge number of animals at GCB had died or were dying and enduring unimaginable suffering," the mama-to-be writes.

"As an expectant mother, I was particularly heartbroken to see photos of ailing mother rats with open wounds on their bodies who stood guard protectively over their dead or dying babies," continues the graphic description. "I implore you, too, to take action and send the strong and compassionate message that cruelty to animals is taken seriously… Justice must be served for the unspeakable suffering endured by countless animals at GCB."

This isn't the first time the soon-to-be new mom has expressed her passion for both animals and PETA. She previously starred in anti-exotic skins campaign where she encouraged others to "leave wildlife out of your wardrobe." 

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