Written by PETA
Scantily clad in sexy pleather uniforms, high-heeled boots, and police hats and holding signs that read, "Animal Skins Are a Fashion Felony," PETA's pair of sexy "fashion police" are taking New York fashion week by storm. They’re handing out violation notices resembling citation tickets to fur-, leather-, and wool-wearers for "violating the code of common decency." This dedicated duo is staking out the shows at Bryant Park and anywhere else suspected violators—including designers—gather. And get this, at their first outing yesterday, they even gave a citation to the notorious pelt pushing fur hag Anna Wintour.
Here are a few pics of their first outing.
Unfortunately, they weren’t able to get a shot of them ticketing Wintour, but I like this shot of the hag getting a pie in the face in Paris a couple of years ago better anyway . . .
If you’re even kind of into fashion, then you know that Nicole Miller is a pretty big deal. So, we were beyond excited to see this story about Miller’s recent announcement that she is going totally fur-free.
The grassroots group NYC Animal Rights had their sites set on Miller for protests during the upcoming fashion week, but it looks like they are shifting their focus to Michael Kors instead. Good luck NYC Animal Rights!
OK, I know I’ve written about our fashion police before (those saucy minxes who pass out citations to passersby who are wearing fur, leather, or wool), but these pics—from a recent Vancouver demonstration—are too good to pass up. I’ve never seen people look quite so happy to get arrested.
A few days ago, Eva Longoria (of Desperate Housewives fame) was heckled in London—where she was launching the Harrods' Winter Sale—for her nasty habit of draping herself in dead animals. For people who do care about animals, Eva's track-record has been pretty abysmal. In an interview last year, she told Oprah that she can "skin a deer and a pig and a snake - and rabbits," when she was talking about some of the things she learned in her childhood. Sounds like a hell of an education—and it may explain her crappy attitude towards people who try to educate her about the cruelty she's supporting by wearing fur. The New York Post reported the story as follows:
EVA Longoria drew anti-fur hecklers in London the other day when she kicked off Harrods' Winter Sale. The "Desperate Housewives" star, dubbed "Worst Dressed" by PETA for wearing "dead-animal pelts," was nearly drowned out as she gave interviews. A PETA rep says he hopes Longoria will see the light like another "Worst Dressed" winner, Christina Ricci, who e-mailed the group: "I never meant to hurt nor anger anyone with my insensitivity . . . [I] will not be wearing fur in the future."
I have to admit that Desperate Housewives is a kind of a good show, but it's always sad when you find out that the villains in TV shows are villains in real life too. Hopefully this experience will give her something to think about.
My New Year's resolution this year is to finally cancel the membership to my gym, which I enrolled in around this time last year in a fit of optimism and utter lunacy. The people at my gym are notoriously cunning, and last time I went there to try and end things, I walked out with a renewed membership and a year's subscription to their monthly magazine. But I know I can do this if I put my mind to it.
On a related topic, if you're still casting about for a New Year's resolution to get your teeth into, this is a pretty good time to look further into vegetarianism or veganism. PETA has some great resources for such things here, and this comic strip by Carol Lay illustrates the point pretty well too:
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