In an official statement, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Vice President Colleen O’Brien condemned Bryan for using the baby animals as gifts, saying they’re “not toys” and calling for an investigation into how he acquired them.
Bryan bought the pair of baby kangaroos, named Margo and Todd, for Caroline to be a part of Brett’s Barn, the couple’s personal animal rescue project named in memory of their infant niece, who died in early 2017. The farm and animals — which include rescue goats, donkeys and ponies — live on the couple’s property outside of Nashville.
The “Move” hitmaker revealed his live Christmas gifts via Instagram on Christmas Eve in a video that shows him surprising his wife. He shared an update on Margo and Todd on Dec. 26, saying that the roos were “adjusting perfectly” and that they are “beyond sweet and precious.” The family also got a new puppy for Christmas.