Written by Heather Faraid Drennan
biggest shopping day of the year is also the biggest fur-free day of the year—from Anchorage, Alaska to our headquarters
in Norfolk, Virginia, the young, the old, and even, well, dummies were out in
force to urge shoppers to cross fur off their holiday lists.
Even a little bit
of fur trim means a lifetime of suffering for minks, foxes, rabbits, and other
animals on fur farms, who are
crammed into filthy wire cages and are often genitally electrocuted to avoid
damaging their pelts. Even dog
and cat fur has been
found in clothing exported from China to the U.S.
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Written by PETA
The naked gold guy who reigns over Rockefeller Center's skating rink made way today for a naked gold medal champ, Tai Babilonia, who bared all this afternoon for PETA's "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign.
Click here to see images of the event.
Tai is urging shoppers to cross fur off their wish lists. "Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean we should be cold inside," she says. "There are many more warm things to wear nowadays than fur." Indeed, whether your style is sporty or super-glam, you can find fauxfillment here.
She joins a long list of huge-hearted big names—including actor Eva Mendes, Dancing With the Stars' Karina Smirnoff, and Tony Gonzalez and his wife, October—who have taken off all their clothes for PETA campaigns and drawn attention to the cruel killing of millions of animals for their fur.
Tai's action will surely motivate many people, including cold medalist Oksana Baiul, to forgo fur forever.
Written by Karin Bennett
I hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving holiday. Mine would have been pretty close to perfect if it hadn’t all been tainted by yesterday’s sad events in Tampa Bay. But the show must go on, and though it may not seem like it right now, there are more important things than the apparent inability of the Washington Redskins to throw accurate passes inside the 20-yard-line. For instance: While half the country was busy stuffing their shopping bags with every piece of fabric they could find this Friday, a number of animal lovers around the U.S. spent their holiday reminding shoppers that—as much as their rabid consumerism helps America—there are plenty of ways of doing that without hurting animals, and that it’s the easiest thing in the world to buy comfortable, stylish clothes without fur, leather, or wool. Here are a couple of the pics that ended up in my Inbox this morning—the first is from a Fur-Free Friday demonstration outside the mall here in Norfolk, and the second from a great demonstration in Miami Beach.
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