Written by Michelle Kretzer
Dreading fighting the crowds at
the mall? Avoid the Black Friday blues with our top picks for fab cruelty-free
finds for everyone on your list.
Forever 21's extensive
line of bags, wallets, and
luggage for women
is made from faux leather, mock croc, faux fur, and fun animal prints that are
perfect for trendsetters who know that real dead animal skin
is as out of fashion as a 1980s paint-splashed blue-jean bag. The store has a
superb line of belts,
travel bags, and duffles
too. For more cruelty-free
than you can shake a candy cane at, check out PETA's page at the überhip fashion site Polyvore.
Kids will love the new Fincredibles
lifelike aquariums. It wouldn't be right to put fish
in a tiny bowl or butterflies
in a jar, but these fool-your-friends electronic animals won't mind at all.
There's a foodie in every family,
and even the most discerning taste buds won't be able to resist a gift basket
filled with elegant vegan
and a plethora of vegan cheeses.
For the most difficult creature to buy for, the
person who has everything, try a gift that everyone loves: luscious soy candles
in all sizes and scents from Universol
Or, for an equally scentsational
gift, opt for vegan soaps from Lush
in fragrances such as Sexy Peel, Rock Star, Queen of Hearts, and Temptation. PETA
also offers a guide to cruelty-free
in every price range.
Everyone loves a fun day out or a
night on the town, so give the gift of entertainment with tickets to professional
or college sporting events, concerts, theater productions, art shows, or
stand-up comedy. Check with the ticket offices at your local venues or visit Stubhub.
If you're still stumped, give a
gift card! Gift cards for
the PETA Catalog
are available in any dollar amount, and the lucky recipient can choose clothing,
accessories, books, beauty products, bags, travel bottles, and loads more while
helping animals with every purchase.
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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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.