Written by Michelle Kretzer
With our new campaign on Facebook's "Causes" platform,
we're aiming to raise $15,000 in January to fund anti-fur protests, distribute literature,
buy ad space, and erect billboards to send the message that fur looks best on its original owners.
Despite the decreasing popularity of fur and the plethora of faux looks in stores this year, some backward designers
are still trying to stage a resurgence of real fur. But as designers try to
push the cruelest of fashions, we're pushing back.
It's baffling how any clothier with a
conscience could ignore the fact that this year alone, more than 2 million
animals—including cats and
dogs exactly like those we share our homes with—will be shoved into wire cages so
tightly that they can't move and be trucked across China to be slaughtered. Some of them will be dead by the time they arrive. They are
the lucky ones.
Those who survive will feel their bones break
when workers throw the crates around like rag dolls. They may be
beaten and stomped on. Or they may have the skin ripped off their bodies
while they scream and thrash in pain.
You can help stop this cruelty by
joining our "Causes" campaign and sharing it on your social-networking
sites. And please consider making a lifesaving donation today to help end the
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
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
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