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Rather Be Dead

Written by PETA | October 18, 2007

These brave PETA members took a completely new tack with the “Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” rallying cry yesterday, demonstrating for passersby that they would rather be naked, dead, and in downtown Reno than wear fur. I think it’s fair to say that there are simply no circumstances under which these young ladies would consider wearing fur. Which is the way it should be. Check out the pic below, and some coverage in The Reno Gazette here.

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  • Michele says:

    Kara very good point!

  • Kara says:

    i think this slogan is great. and i no that people think that PETA is using too much nudity. soo its ok to waer animal skins adn wrong to show your own skin……. wtf. thats stupid.

  • rojo says:

    “I really really really admire these ladies’ convictions! And I am very proud of them being REAL animal rights’ activists! Thank you ladies!” yes most interesting. Can’t wait for the next backpatting exercise.

  • Ariel says:

    Ok no problem. Here are abridged versions of VERY recent REAL comments RE the anti’s Since they complain about our comments how STUPID are they to continue reading on an ANIMAL RIGHTS’ blog site. So they’re also attentionseeking losers who have nothing better to do in life. Another INTELLIGENT comment Ana and the other “regulars” on the PETA files frequently have succinct interesting comments to share for the benefit of those who are relatively new here and and who are truly interested in learning about animal rights. and I will add that Michele is also one of those “regulars” who frequently has succinct interesting comments to share for the benefit…of those who are truly interested in learning about ar’s Satisfied anti?

  • rojo says:

    oh hang my head in shame i can’t spell. How about some real comment?

  • Ana says:

    Ariel and Michele I always enjoy reading your intelligent and well thought out comments. Anyone who reads your comments is bound to become more aware of what animal activism really is. The animals need people like both of you. Apparently rojo recognized his own description hence his response. He needs to polish up on his spelling before making anymore vacuous and nonsensical remarks. I notice another also made a snide remark glad to see my description paints such an accurate picture of them. Thank you for always helping the animals with intelligent arguments and with selfless deeds of compassion for them.

  • Kara says:

    A strange approach but great idea.

  • Kris Shulfer says:

    What another fabulous display to the creative ideas PETA demonstrators. I love it and thanks for making a strong statement!!!

  • halo snipe says:

    Yeah NOBODY here is pro animal abuse an animal hater or a killer.Though Karma is

  • Michele says:

    Ana and the other “regulars” on the PETA files frequently have very succinct interesting comments to share for the benefit of those who are relatively new here and who are truly interested in learning more about animal rights. Ana certainly does not have to justify her contributions to this site just because certain people with reading comprehension problems and no desire to actually learn anything new have nothing but an “I know you are but what am I?” type of comment to make. Clearly PETA and its supporters are having an impact on the real critics given that these anti’s have no real response to what they are readingseeing.

  • Ariel says:

    Ana I totally agree with you. And since they complain about our comments how STUPID are they to continue reading on an ANIMAL RIGHTS’ blog site. So they’re also attentionseeking losers who have nothing better to do in life than to “critisise.” LOL

  • rojo says:

    so ana what profound comments have you made lately? Can you do anything other than critisise?

  • Ana says:

    The lack of compassion displayed on this blog by the animal haterskillersabusers is only matched by their lowlevel rationale and vacuous comments.

  • halo snipe says:

    I can arrange that……..

  • Sarah says:

    I can’t say I agree with these tactics though it is very ice to see PETA choosing beautiful vegan women who look healthy and average not the disproportionatly large chested size 2 women who are so frequently used for these campaigns. Recruit a more diverse group and you might be more relatable. Nice efforts.

  • rojo says:

    Brianna so you’ve given in and become a jehovah’s witness or is it they that don’t bother anymore?

  • Ariel says:

    “Sexist campaigns to fight speciesism? Sounds a a bit contradictory…” Well gosh darn it! The furless male minks didn’t show up as planned for this campaign so the campaigners had to improvise. LOL

  • halo snipe says:

    What a weird message. No one is forcing you to wear it! So why portray this in that way? Anotheq Dee De Dee moment if you ask me.

  • White Zombie says:

    This is the best you people can do? Your organization with it’s misinformation scare tactics and downright moments that make me scratch my head is far from convincing even people of moderate points of view from understanding or even wanting to understand your message. On that note as I put on my nice leather boots I bid you all good day.

  • Filipe says:

    Sexist campaigns to fight speciesism? Sounds a bit contradictory…

  • Jamie says:

    There are normally people at these types of demos handing out leaflets to passersby but that’s only a tiny aside to getting naked women in the news. They aren’t really showing the reality of where fur comes from and videos are never normally shown at demos like this for some reason. And it’s hardly a completely new tack as these demos have been going on for years. Using people’s skins for the fur campaign does make a bit more sense than other PETA campaigns but it’s still over used distracts from the real issue and continues to perpetuate sexist attitudes.

  • Brandy says:

    There is an undercurrent of misogyny here.

  • Brianna says:

    I think that was a great idea and i think if we keep doing stuff like this people are really going to get sick of seeing it and maybe they will slowly start to give in just so they are not bothred with this anymore you know what i mean

  • Margarita says:

    A lot of people think that Peta is losing some credibility and respect by portraying too many naked people. I think that when it comes to make a point about animal skin it kind of makes sense but for nothing else.

  • Judith, Freedom Fighter says:

    Beautiful and amazing ladies with beautiful souls…..

  • rachel says:

    carla typically they have other people leafleting as well. i would guess this is not the full display or people would be hassling the girls. i am sure there are other people with information that are just not in this photo.

  • Ariel says:

    I really really really admire these ladies’ convictions! And I am very proud of them being REAL animal rights’ activists! Thank you ladies!

  • liliana says:

    It is amazing! They are showing the reality! I hate all the cruelty to animals!

  • Carla says:

    Great new approach but explain why! Show the video playing in the background or wherever. The one that has been on the Peta sites for along time showing the animals being skinned alive and fox racoons ect spacing in their tiny filthy wire cages just keep playing it over and over again at all these rally’s. Eventually people will have to get the message! Just a thought but good work… keep it up!

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