Written by Michelle Kretzer
Presley has left the building—to help PETA's hound dog "fox"
and "rabbit" ask Nashville shoppers to leave animal skins off their
holiday gift lists.
shopper who stopped to talk had to fight back tears—and not because she touched
the King of Rock and Roll. She was appalled when the demonstrators explained
how sheep used for wool have chunks of skin and flesh cut off
their backsides with little to no pain
nothing "tender" about the way animals killed for fur are beaten, electrocuted, and
skinned alive or the way animals killed for leather have their throats cut
and are skinned and
dismembered, often while still conscious.
if you don't live in Music City, you can still make your holiday shopping list
music to animals' ears by choosing gifts that are free of animal skins. And if you receive a
dead animal's skin as a present, you can gently "return to sender" and
explain why. We think the King would approve.
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.