Written by Michelle Kretzer
was definitely one of those people that wore fur," Evelyn Lozada admits. But the Basketball Wives star had a change of
heart after seeing footage of how animals killed for their fur are beaten and skinned alive.
was looking online, and I [saw] how these animals are tortured and skinned, and
you don't really realize the hurt and the pain that they go through just for
fashion. And I want to be a voice for them."
Evelyn posed for a skintillating ad
shot by top celebrity photographer Drexina Nelson for PETA, which she
unveiled during the peak holiday shopping season to ask everyone to leave fur
off their lists.
as a proud card-carrying
PETA member, Evelyn enjoys eating
meat-free meals and advocating for animal rights.
even turned her birthday party at Hollywood hot spot Supperclub into a release
party for the ad, where all her friends and fans in attendance got an education
about the cruelty of the fur trade.
"You can verbalize what happens to these animals a thousand
times, but [when] you see it, it definitely clicks in—and it did for me,"
Has it clicked for you? Take PETA's pledge to be fur-free and help us show the fur industry that even former
fur-wearers aren't buying it anymore.
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
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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.