Written by PETA
A lot of people have been writing in to ask who won the Second Life anti-fur slogan contest I was talking up a few weeks ago. Well, the virtual ballots have been cast, and the winners have been announced. Here are the winning slogans, and the awesome Stella McCartney display stand that will memorialize their work in Second Life forever. “All we are saying is give fleece a chance.” Love it.
As you may know, we’re launching the first-ever worldwide virtual anti-fur protest within the virtual community Second Life in conjunction with Stella McCartney this week. It all kicks off today, in fact, so I wanted to give you a quick recap of what’s going on, along with some exciting new additions . . .
It’s going to be amazing, with a full schedule of exciting events all taking place on the newly created PETA/Stella McCartney island. The island, inspired by the English countryside, will feature roller skate, bicycle and rowboat rentals, a topiary maze where you can get massages and check out Stella’s new organic and cruelty-free CARE skin care line. Entertainment will be provided by live dj sets and of course, food will be available through Linda McCartney veggie burgers stands. Both Stella and PETA will have dedicated tree-houses, where visitors can check out Stella’s latest fashion shows and see PETA’s most recent anti-fur ad campaign images, anti-fur videos and a PETA 25th anniversary birthday cake. And there will be a contest for the best new anti-fur slogan based around the iconic PETA tagline “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur.”
OK, so all of that stuff is pretty cool, and none of it has ever been done before in the animal rights movement. But check out these exciting addions: a virtual naked Pam Anderson photo-op, a screening of Pam’s KFC video and check this out, a screening of the new video for Paul McCartney’s song ‘Dance Tonight’.
Here’s the full schedule of events and activities. The first schedule is for US visitors and the second for UK/European visitors.
Protest marches take place at 8am and 1pm.
Thursday 12th July:
12 Noon: Island opens
1pm: Competition for guests to create the best anti fur slogan, based around the iconic PETA slogan ‘I’d rather go naked than wear fur’ launches.
2pm - 6pm: Outdoor celebration and picnic to celebrate the island launch.
Tuesday 17th July
2pm: Pamela Anderson will make a guest appearance on the island for one hour. Pamela will pose naked for a photo op behind a ‘rather go naked than wear fur’ banner and then visit the PETA tree house to introduce her PETA Kentucky Fried Cruelty video.
Thursday 19th July
2pm: Screening of the new Paul McCartney video for ‘Dance Tonight’
Saturday 21st July
2pm: Wheelbarrow race.
Sunday 22nd July
2pm: Winner of anti-fur slogan competition announced:
The best 3 slogans will win Stella McCartney prizes. First prize: 2 tickets to the Spring Summer 2008 fashion show in Paris in October. Second prize: a Fall / Winter Appaloosa bag. Third prize: a full set of CARE by Stella McCartney, the first luxury organic skincare line, containing 100% organic active ingredients.
Monday 23rd July
9am: Winning anti-fur slogans uploaded in main island areas.
Friday 27th July
2pm: Sack race.
Sunday 29th July
7am: Final protest. Island closes with a celebratory wrap party with live dj.
Daily protest marches take place at 13.00 and 18.00 (GMT).
17.00 (GMT) Island opens
18.00 (GMT) competition for guests to create the best anti fur slogan, based around the iconic PETA slogan ‘I’d rather go naked than wear fur’ launches.
19.00 - 23.00 (GMT) outdoor celebration and picnic to celebrate the island launch.
Tuesday 17th July at 19.00 (GMT)
Pamela Anderson will make a guest appearance on the island for one hour. Pamela will pose naked for a photo op behind a ‘rather go naked than wear fur’ banner and then visit the PETA tree house to introduce her PETA Kentucky Fried Cruelty video.
Thursday 19th July at 19.00 (GMT)
Screening of the new Paul McCartney video for ‘Dance Tonight’
Saturday 21st July at 19.00 (GMT)
Sunday 22nd July at 19.00 (GMT)
Winner of anti-fur slogan competition announced:
Monday 23rd July at 14.00 (GMT)
Winning anti-fur slogans uploaded in main island areas.
Friday 27th July at 19.00 (GMT)
Sunday 29th July at 12.00 (GMT)
Final protest. Island closes with a celebratory wrap party with live dj.
I’m pretty excited about this one, as it’s the first time PETA is dipping its toe into Second Life. On July 12, we’re teaming up with cruelty-free designer Stella McCartney to co-host an event on a specially created island in the virtual world. Visitors to the island—which is inspired by the English countryside, with stables, picnic tables, and a Linda McCartney veggie burger stand—will be able to show support for PETA in virtual terms. All visitors will receive a bunch of cool anti-fur gear for their Second Life character to wear; you can donate money in Linden dollars, the community's currency, which PETA will be able to exchange for real U.S. dollars, and you’ll be able to dress your character in a sweet T-shirt with the slogan "I'd rather be pixilated than wear fur."
And check this out; there are real-world prizes to be won as well. We’re holding a competition on the island from July 12 - July 19 for a new PETA slogan based around the iconic tag line, "I'd rather go naked than wear fur." Prizes include two tickets to McCartney's spring 2008 show in Paris, one of the designer's Appaloosa bags and her entire Care skin care line.
For those of you already on Second Life, I’d be glad to email you when the island goes live. Just send me an email so I have your address.
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