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Kim Basinger Tells Designer to ‘Fur’-get Fur

Written by PETA | September 23, 2009

Academy Award–winning actor and animal advocate extraordinaire Kim Basinger has stepped up, yet again, to speak up for animals who are skinned alive for their fur.


Kim Basinger


Kim’s classic anti-fur ad was one of the first in PETA’s “Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign, and the issue remains vitally important to her. Today she sent a letter to leading Chinese designer Luo Zheng reminding her that there’s nothing fashionable about using the skins of dead animals in her designs. Kim writes:

As you may know, this is an issue that is very dear to my heart. I have avoided wearing real fur for many years ….

PETA’s heartrending investigations have documented that animals, including dogs and cats, are bludgeoned, hanged, bled to death, strangled with wire nooses, and skinned alive. Workers have been caught beating raccoons, dogs and foxes with metal rods and leaving them to convulse on the ground. Some animals are injured but still completely conscious as they are skinned, and they kick and writhe as their skin is ripped from their bodies.

As China’s leading designer, Zheng could have a huge influence on the fashion world by joining compassionate, world-class designers such as Qi Gang, Stella McCartney, Betsey Johnson, Vivienne Westwood, and Todd Oldham who have already refused to use fur.

Take a cue from Kim, and tell another behind-the-times designer that fur is cruel and outdated.

Written by Heather Drennan

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  • mark m fisher says:

    Kim Not only are you a great acctress You stand and fight for what you believe thank you mark

  • Anton Pirpan says:

    Thank you Kim hope this immense crime against life and beauty can be stopped soon.

  • carla hating these designers says:

    Love you Kim! Anyone who does this designers or the a holes who wear fur are all sick people and selfish at the expense of innocent animals. This makes me sick and it has got to stop. I never wore fur and never will and I will not support a designer who does this. EVER. Who the hell gave you the right to do kill animals for their fur or otherwise? Discusting and many other harsh words!!!!!!

  • Susie says:

    Ditto Kim!!!! Keep up the good work. You ROCK!!!!

  • roxanne says:

    KIm is so great. Denis Basso is also horrible mane whose fur shops has all sorts of species hanging in display. horrible sight.

  • Shari says:

    Thank you Kim a true beauty!

  • PigPal says:

    Thank god Kim won’t wear a fulllength fur. With those legs? She has spared legions of innocents.

  • Susan T says:

    I’ll add to that first comment…NO HONEST TO GOODNESS HUMAN BEING WOULD WEAR REAL FUR!! If they do they’ve obviously missed the Wizard of Oz. They have NO HEART!!!

  • Barbara Schriver says:

    No REAL AMERICAN should wear FUR!! If they do they should be sent out of the country!! No one I know will buy or receive Real leather or FUR items neither should the rest of the world!! Thank God Human skin is not used or we would lose a lot of loved ones!! Sincerely Barbie Schriver

  • emma says:

    Good on you kim this is a disgusting act and it should be made ILLEGAL those poor animals. Ive sent the letter i just hope she listens and paves the way for others to follow suit.