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‘The L Word’ Star and the F-Word

Written by PETA | October 22, 2008
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Mia Kirshner

The latest edition of Curve Magazine features the gorgeous Mia Kirshner in something that looks suspiciously furry. But fear not! For no, that’s not a fox carcass strewn across her lovely shoulders; it’s merely a convincing imposter. Thankfully, both Mia (aka Jenny Schector of HBO’s The L Word) and the editors of Curve are staunchly anti-fur and would never stand for such a gruesome abuse of fashion. Since the magazine began 18 years ago, it’s actually had an anti-fur policy (a policy? Could it be any more fly?!), and it also regularly contributes to PETA. Holla!

Mia, who is promoting her new book, I Live Here, actually posed for the photos ages ago. In the article, Mia says that she regrets wearing something that even looks like fur and would never be caught dead wearing something so realistic again. Bless her sexy self! She even tried to have the image pulled, but it had already been sent to press. Brilliantly, the opportunity to help more animals through this embarrassing little mishap was not lost.

To make sure there’s no mistake about its cruelty-free stance, Curve placed a bold disclaimer on the cover declaring, “This is definitely FAKE fur!” Then, seizing the opportunity to educate readers about why fur is so disgusting, there’s a very impressive letter from the editor that does all animal defenders proud!

A portion of the letter reads, “Why should you care? Even if you’re a carnivore, you probably would be shocked at the torture and cruelty that goes into creating real fur, from the tiny cages to the horrid electrocutions. Don’t believe me? Check out furisdead.com. You only had to look at last summer’s headlines—in which it was revealed some manufacturers had actually used dog and cat hair as fur—to see how dead it is.”

Whew! They took the words right out of our mouths!

Written by Missy Lane

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  • S.Q. says:

    Mike Because when the word carnivore comes to mind you think of predators chasing down prey and eating them alive. You know what you always see on those nature programs. Nice connotation? No. In a human sense it implies that a person eats all meat all day. When in reality meat and animal products is not a big part of the human diet supposed to be anyway many of us are not following this rule and that is a problem. We eat a variety of foods grains nuts fruits veggies lentils etc and applying carnivore to a human is saying we are just like a lion savagely eating a all meat diet. No offense to lions they are beautiful creatures who actually don’t hunt very much but this is the common perception. That answer it for you?

  • MADISON says:

    HEY S.Q MY FRIENDS A CARNIVIOR HER DIET IS MAINLY MEAT SHE’S 12 AND SHE’S HAD TO CUT UP A DEAD SHEEP FOR FOOD I NEARLY THREW UP. OH AND HEY PETA GO 2 SLAUGHTERHOUSECAM.COM SOOO SCARY THAT MADE ME COMPLETLY VEGETARIAN. THE BLOOD AND THE GUN AND THE PIG COW……..

  • ashley strain says:

    I LOVE MIA! SHE IS THE BEST CHARACTER ON THE L WORD WHICH IS THE BEST SHOW TOO BY THE WAYWHETHER YOU’RE GAY OR NOT!. NOT ONLY IS HER CHARACTER JENNY AMAZING BEAUTIFUL AND SMART BUT SO IS MIA! AND NOW I CAN EVEN LOVE HER MORE FOR HER STANCE AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    S.Q. Why would “carnivore” have negative connotations?

  • Maria says:

    Go Mia! Fur is DEAD!

  • Kelly says:

    The Lword is an awesome show and that’s awesome to hear!

  • mlo says:

    What a beautiful person! The show is awesome sad to see the show end. Now I know “Jenny’s” animal stance love the show even more! Didn’t know that about Curve will look into it support them by purchasing their mag. Now if they would only print them on recycled paper and use soy ink!

  • S.Q. says:

    Carnivore? Have you actually met anyone on this planet whose diet consists entirely of meat Curve magazine? Such blatant misuse of these terms is a characteristic of animal rights supporters I see a lot today. Probably because “carnivore” has more negative connotations than “omnivore” being the case I suppose. I’m not being picky it’s just a tactic I’d like to see erased.

  • Dawn says:

    That’s great that Mia and Curve magazine is against fur. I used to watch the LWord until they showed an episode of cruel horse racing. I was surprsed they showed that since there was an episode with a veggie vet that a had a peta shirt on.Go figure.

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