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Activists Disrupt Hong Kong Fashion Week

Written by PETA | January 14, 2008

Two members of PETA Asia Pacific hijacked a fur seminar at Hong Kong Fashion Week today to ensure that attendees got the animals’ side of the story as well. Here’s what PETA Asia Pacific’s Rebecca Chui had to say about it:

“We want the Fashion Week attendees to know that fur means cruelty to animals. They suffer terrible pain from the time they are caught. Some of them are skinned alive. Some are killed by poisoning, gassing or anal or vaginal electrocution. We are in the 21st century and there is fur substitute now. There’s no excuse to kill any more animals.”

Asked for comment on this statement, the Hong Kong Fur Federation called it “extremely regrettable”—by which I can only assume they meant “bad for business.” Which, well, fair enough. I can’t imagine that they would have chosen these images themselves to represent their nasty little promotional event in the international media:

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  • Meat-Hater says:

    I am pretty glad they went naked instead of wearing fur too. Giggity.

  • Dannielle says:

    I was absolutely disgusted when I saw how these socalled human beings slaughtered these innocent animals. And for those who wear these animals fur and call it fashion are nothing more than ignorant and indulging in deliberate stupidity. We fight for human rights but if we say we are humane let’s extend our compassion for animals being brutalized as well.

  • Anouk de Winter says:

    Great action !! Posted on the blog of httpwww.myspace.comanimalschina is being forwared to the PetaFrance myspace as well.

  • Lillian Marie says:

    their courage is amazing! keep it up guys! we’re with you!!!!

  • John Savage says:

    Can I please get a list of your main contributers? As far as I know you are funded by Rockefeller and the UN trying to pass laws for Agenda 21. I really wonder why anyone would blindly go along without every questioning whose agenda they are actually fulfilling. John of the Family Savage

  • Caboose says:

    “Fur Hurts” Hmm looks like she tripped didnt THAT hurt?

  • Christine says:

    My mistake on the earlier commentthat was intended for Chris the “blame everyone else my choices are not my responsibility” person.Hey let me know how that belief is working for you elsewhere in your life..feeling pretty powerless I bet Sorry about that Kelley..you rock!!

  • Michele says:

    Christine great post! I am amazed though at how many people just cannot put themselves in that situation they somehow find a way to justify these barbaric actions. Those of you who think that fur is cool you do know that you are wearing embalmed animal carcasses don’t you? How else do you think they manage to prevent the skins from rotting?

  • mary says:

    Yes to petaThank you for all the wonderful things you did for animals all yhe time.You are very kind to all the animals that had suffer in the China fur with cats and dogs. Isaw all the videos thats out therethanks animmal supporters also0

  • Christine says:

    Hey Kelley..if animals are here to eat and to wear would you mind if I skinned you alive? I would LOVE a new coat this winter and beige goes with everything! If the idea of the pain you might endure bothers you dont worry Ill shove a stun gun up your rear first and slit your throat and watch you bleed out.After all you are an animal so the words came straight from your mouth right? Far as I can see its why God put you here..FOR ME PS..the negative attitude ?? look in the mirror and maybe you will see how to make a change. PETA seems to have changed quite a bit in my eyes..they changed me.

  • JENNIFER PICKARD says:

    I am simply appauled at human greed and the suffering animals endure for our our pleasure… How do these people sleep at night? After the very first PETA video I watched I vowed to never again be a part of the cruelty.I have been a Veg Head for almost two years along with my 10 year old daughter. But the fur industry is most definetly the most ridiculous of all. Please dont Eat or wear an animals fur!

  • indycar01 says:

    animals are hear to eat and to wear?.. hey chris the caveman why dont you crawl back into your cave we did not evolve as carnivores pcrm.org vegan eating habits eliminate ARTERY CLOGGING animal fat and cholesterol the long intricate winding human digestive tract is illsuited to digesting and expelling flesh food which is quickly decomposed. among many other PHYSIOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES when the blood supply is completely blocked the result is the death of part of the heart muscle myocardial infarction HEART ATTACK. this blockage also occurs in the arteries to the brain. when they close off part of the brain dies A STROKE.. no wonder dick cheney regis philbin dave letterman ect has a HISTORY of heart problems.

  • Carla says:

    No Ashes it’s real fur I’m seeing! Maybe from HandmeDowns! But nevertheless it’s wrong and it gives people around them wanting to buy! Hence the cycle continues…

  • Mandy Nadeau says:

    I’ve never seen anything more devastating than the kind of torture Chinese fur farms inflict on animals. How any human being can support this practice is beyond me. Perhaps when the world arrives in China for the Olympics protesters can make an impact deep enough to force a change.

  • marie firicano says:

    ah women! what they need to feel beautifulclip this and you solve the problem of abuse to animals!

  • arpit says:

    this is great . i will always support u ppl

  • Sally kaur says:

    Rich people think its classy wearing fur but i think they are sick wearing dead animal. They should be shown the videos that how these fur coatd been made by killing innocent animals just for pleasure. Love you peta guys. Something really really should be done about chinese fur farms. When the buying stops killing will too.

  • Caboose says:

    I wonder why people arent going “OH! China needs to die” or something like that?

  • lauren says:

    AMAZING WORK GUYS! way to stick it to them and stand up for what’s right

  • Ashes says:

    Carla Are you sure that you are seeing real fur? I live in a cold climate and see “fur” trim on coats all the time some of them trashy! but the vast majority of it would be fake these are not expensive coats people are wearing. Most people don’t spend that kind of money on a coat for daily use whether they oppose fur or not. I’ll bet there really isn’t a big rise in real fur being worn around in Canada.

  • Carla says:

    I’ve been seeing alot of fur wearers lately and I don’t know if the stats would show a decline or it’s on the raise here in Canada maybe I’m just looking harder to find trashy people wearing fur! Nevertheless we have to fight for the freedom of animals no matter where we live! And Hong KongChina is a hard ball place to shake so I commend Peta Asia and give full support in all that you dooffending or not Go Peta Go!!

  • Kailey says:

    i think this is a wonderful thing to do because people are obviously not educate on what the fur farms are doing to animals very wise keep it up!! Peace and Love

  • RAINBOW WARRIOR says:

    It is time to bring conscience to China regarding their horrible misdeeds towards these poor animals! I can’t understand how such hideous crimes are permitted by law! What kind of lawmakers are these rascals? Hence my thanks and admiration for these great PETApeople! I open my heart for you put you inside and throw the key away so nobody and nothing can take you off!

  • Meg White says:

    Thank God someone is doing something about the fur industry! I just saw the most horrific footage of an animal being skinned alive. Truly shocking. Thanks PETA for the time effort and money you all spend on helping these animals. I am sure you get heaps of crap about what you do but plenty of us are truly grateful. Myself included.

  • James Watt says:

    it’s not surprising that a country whose economy is still based on slave labour would be emotionally evolved enough to recognize cruelty done to animals.

  • Susan Carter says:

    Fur farms inhumane conditions barbarous behavior toward animals while taking their lives for fur unbelievable and unacceptable!

  • darla hill says:

    I think that anyone who can and allow the pain and suffering of these animals for the sake of money is very unstable and should be on medicine and be stopped!I can’t imagine what goes on inside someones headthat could justify this kind of behavior………..scary darla

  • Marley says:

    Yay Ashley!!

  • chris says:

    animals are here to eat and to wear. the consumers and workers are not to blame for what is happening. their governments and the big corporatons are to blame for this cruelty. they are the ones keeping people in poverty forcing them to do such terrible things. you will never stop cruelty because human beings are evil. stop the bankers governments businessmen in big corporations…and you might make a difference. have them cut their profits by instituting more humane ways of slaughtering the animals. have the governments provide decent work for their people to earn a living and make essentials more affordable. then they wont be forced to do those things to survive. make the corporations AND their directors accountable for the cruelty thats going on. do all these things and you will have made a difference…anything else is a waste of time it will change when human nature changes….never.

  • Kelley says:

    I hope Peta is planning major protests at the upcoming Olympics in China since China supplies the bulk of dog and cat fur to the world!

  • NinaBee says:

    Good for you! I am a fashion lover myself but i have NEVER approved of fur. Go Faux or go Home!

  • lucas solowey says:

    you guys rock! props to fellow Canadian ashley fruno for always kicking as and making the news. i’d love to storm a fur show. there will be one here in Montreal in the spring!

  • John Carmody says:

    AMAZING well done this is great again…………

  • Maysoon Ramadan says:

    Wow I’m glad people are able to physically be there and let those people know that their ethics in the fur trade is unacceptable. I’m so happy that there are people letting China know that their cruel practises towards animals are illegal to the rest of the world. They need to set up animal welfare and protection laws. China’s practises are just too cruel and need to be condemned. Thumbs up to protesters.