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Attention Fur Foes: It’s Go Time!

Written by PETA | December 3, 2008

Ugh. It’s that time of year again. With the mercury dipping and the holidays just around the corner, flurries of cold-hearted fur hags are starting to be seen on the social scene (that famous footage of Bigfoot was actually an opera buffa walking off the effects of her Pomtini). It’s also the time of year when people who care about animals must shift into high gear and take fur hags to task for parading about in pelts.

Here’s how you can help. No matter who you are, no matter how shy or inhibited you are, always say something, anything to people who wear fur. The fact is that there are Cruellas in this world who simply don’t have empathy for animals. They only care about themselves, and the only way to get them to stop wearing fur is to shame them. So, figure out what type of fur foe you are and proceed from there:

A. The Bashful Fur Basher. Love animals but hate conflict? After you politely ask if they’re wearing the real deal, lay on the guilt trip by saying something like, “That’s a shame that so many animals had to be killed for your coat,” and hand them a fur card or leaflet. If you’re really, really painfully shy, take a move from the passive-aggressive playbook and start up a conversation within hearing distance about the gruesome fur industry. Even a pretend conversation on your cell phone!

B. The Fierce Fur Foe. Have a hard time hiding your disgust when you see people draped in animal hides? Don’t fight it, use it. First, initiate a conversation about fur by asking them if they’re wearing a genuine dead animal or a fabulous faux. Or take my favorite approach and make a date with a friend to leaflet where fur wearers may be hanging out (fur salons, shopping malls, symphonies, ballets, operas, and other theatrical events) just to remind them how coldhearted they really are. E-mail ATeam@peta.org to get involved with leafleting events in your hometown.

 

When leafleting in winter, it’s important to wear a warm coat. If you don’t have a coat made of babies (to remind people that fur coats are also made of baby animals), then you could try wearing a parka.
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C. The “Hell Hath No Fury” Fur Foe. Do you see red when you spy someone wearing fur? Go with it. Heck, don’t even bother asking if it’s real—what are they doing supporting a look that kills anyway?! Open up that can of “whoop-ass” you’ve been saving for a special occasion and take out your pent-up aggression on someone who deserves it. We’re not recommending the “LiLo flour power” type of action here, but saying something like, “How did you get the blood out of your coat?” or even yelling, “Fur Shame!” won’t hurt.

 

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Creative signs can also help shame heartless fur hags.
Fur protest

 

Need more encouragement? Remember: bros before fur hos. Think about the hungry foxes in a den crying for a mother who will never come home; the snow-covered minks shivering in cramped, exposed wire cages on fur farms; and the rabbits howling like human babies as their skin is ripped from their bodies. Being heartbroken is not enough, so get out there today and let fur-wearers know that they are supporting one of the most violent, bloody industries on the planet. And for the love of all that is furry—please make sure that your sign is facing the right way!

 

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Written by Amy Elizabeth

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  • Chris says:

    I HATE PEOPLE KILLING ANIMALS FOR FUR. THEY ARE FOOD!

  • Hannah says:

    Why do people still kill animals for their fur? We can make our own fur!

  • emma says:

    I CNT STAND PEOPLE WHO WEAR FUR IT MAKE’S ME FEEL SICK 2 THINK ABOUT IT. EVER SINCE I SAW THE VIEDIO’S I KEEP CHECKING IN SHOP’S 2 SEE IF IT’S FUR AND I COMPLAIN IF I THINK IT IS. I WULD LOVE 2 GO 2 FUR FARMS AND LET THEM ANIMAL’S OUT THEM CRAMPPED CAGE’S AND HUG THEM EVEN THR FOXES. IM A HAPPY GIRL NOW I HAVE SAW THEM TAPE’S AS NOW I KNOW AND I CNT BELEVE HOW LONG I THORT FUR WAS FROM DEAD ANIMAL’S THAT DIED NATURALLY. IM RELEVED I CAN HELP PASS THE INFORMATION ON AND MAKE PEOPL AWARE IM 13 AND HAPPY I KNOW SOO I WILL HELP ANIMAL’S HAVE A VOICE AND I WILL 1 DAY RELESE THOSE ANIMAL’S I PROMISE !!!!!!

  • Erica says:

    This is hilarious! I would definately try this out sometime!!

  • Lucy Guinea says:

    Hahahaha Baby Coat!?!?! Damn those bastards who kill for fur!

  • Grace says:

    But how do we get China and other countries to stop butchering up dogs and cats and mislabeling it ‘fake fur’. The video I saw from PETA was at least 3 years old and China has been butchering animals alive for decades. I have never worn real fur and now I will never wear fake fur but isn’t there more we can do? Nobody seems to be doing anything. Shaming a few Americans for wearing real fur doesn’t seem to be saving the caged animals in China who are waiting to be butchered alive for our fake fur products. Besides not wearing real or fake fur and telling every person I know about China and telling them not to wear fake fur what more can I do?

  • Dawn says:

    PETA what you do is wonderful.. getting out there informing people the dark secrets what cruelty happens to make that fur coat. The other day I was in the Mall and passed by Steven Corn fur store there was no one in there…Thank goodness because I was just waiting to give them a piece of my mind.

  • Erin says:

    Fur isn’t even “in fashion” anymore. I honestly don’t understand what could drive someone to wear an animal…

  • Julie says:

    If I’m on a bus or train sitting across from someone wearing fur I hold up a PETA fur leaflet with the front facing the person. Meanwhile I pretend to read the back of the leaflet with great interest.

  • Drew says:

    Haha!! A baby coat! That’s hilarious.

  • Lizzie says:

    It hurts my heart to think of these poor innocent creatures having to suffer so some unenlightened Park Avenue fur hag can feel better about herself. I just don’t get it? How can they be so cruel? Thank you PETA for all that you do for the innocents who have no voice.

  • Robin says:

    I’m in bc and people are having a hard time disposing selling furs on line some can donate to craft stores they make stuffed teddy bears or ?? It’s gross wearing one even fur trim it’s gotta be fake to be real Great job Peta people are starting to ditch leather too!

  • Helen says:

    People keep asking the same question How can they contine to wear fur? One word comes to my mind PRIDE.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Great personalized tips Amy! I live near the beautiful Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto and I’ve seen foxes rabbits and racoons plenty of racoons around here. There the ones that look sensational in fur. Humans look like troglodytes.

  • Victor says:

    OMG! I LOVE the “human baby” coat… its freakin twisted but soo true when you think about them being baby animals you are wearing. Awesome job to the creator! Wear can I pick up my own human baby coat?!!

  • Adriana de Almeida Pena says:

    Oimeu nome Adrianamoro no Brasil.Recebi um email de uma amiga sobre o site de vocs e adorei a causa.Apesar de no saber ler nem falar a lngua de vocs tambm fao parte dessa luta pelos animais. Precisamos nos conscientizar j!!!!!

  • MARISKA says:

    never in my life have I ever wanted to hurt someone as today i watched the video where they killedskinned those little animals alive…! i am disqusted!! i will hit them so hard and make them suffer for what they do!!!omg i am in shock!! bastards!! i hope they burn in hell!!

  • bet says:

    these beautiful animals and their so beautiful soft and luxurious furs are to keep THEM warm from the cold climes NOT for these callous selfish fur hags to wear these poor animals have been cruelty cagedconfined all their lives and then killed.. just for these ghastly furhags to enjoy wearing THEIR skins and furs.. and I’ll bet out of sight.. there’s a lot of stroking and petting of the furs they socalled ‘own’ .. these fur hags seroiusly need to wean themselves off their ghastly dead fur wearing dead furstroking habits.. and try showing a bit of kindness and compassion to animals esp those who suffer all their lives for these ghastly womens real fur wearing habits..

  • bbr says:

    That last guys sign is upside down. D kinda funny. The baby coat is kinda funny too and i guess gets the point across. But most people would just think it to be an odd coat.

  • kelly says:

    BE HONEST WITH THESE WOMEN!! The honest truth is that fur coats make even skinny women look FAT Fur coats add the appearance of pounds of overweight. Most women won’t wear fur just for that reason. I guess the peasants can’t figure that out.

  • Niranjan says:

    Silly guy! How can he hold the sign upside down! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK PETA!