Written by PETA
As two American PETA members approached
the entrance to Russian Fashion Week in Moscow with their "Wear Your Own
Skin" signs, they were suddenly surrounded by camera flashes and
The women were impressed that nearly 30
journalists had turned out for their naked anti-fur and -leather demonstration, but before they
could even unzip their jackets, the women were mobbed a second time—by police.
They were held for a day at the Moscow police department.
Despite the harrowing ordeal, the women
were upbeat, calling the day "a success" because
of all the media attention their arrest brought to the cruel treatment of animals killed for their skins.
The duo continued their protest tour and
received warm welcomes in cold cities throughout Europe, including in Tallinn,
Estonia, where people knew enough English to tell them, "Good, good."
And in Helsinki, Finland, passersby
learned how rabbits are skinned alive for their fur when they stopped to pose for pictures with our "snow bunnies."
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Written by Michelle Sherrow
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