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‘Real Housewife’ Goes Fur-Free for PETA

Written by Michelle Kretzer | June 26, 2012

Tonight on The Real Housewives of Orange County, viewers will see Vicki Gunvalson in fur for the last time. When she received a mink coat as a gift on last week’s episode, PETA immediately sent her our video exposé of the fur industry narrated by none other than fashion guru Tim Gunn

As soon as she saw that her coat was made of animals who had been beaten, electrocuted, or skinned alive, Gunvalson refused to wear fur again. In a statement to Bravo TV’s The Dish, Gunvalson revealed:

The world has changed and I must change as well. Fur, while it was never something I needed or specifically wanted, it was in my mindset as something glamorous and a sign of success for a woman. That is no longer the case.

When PETA sent me video footage of investigations on fur farms, I was horrified by the cruelty involved. These animals endure terrible pain and this cruelty is something I do not want to ever be a part of. After seeing what happens in this industry, I have chosen to partner with PETA to raise awareness and will not wear fur in the future.

Gunvalson joins a growing list of celebrities, including Sharon Osbourne, Bethenny Frankel, Lea Michele, Eva Mendes, Olivia Munn, Joanna Krupa, and others, who publicly shun fur.

Gunvalson asks any Real Housewives fans who are still harboring fur in their closets to join her in donating it to PETA

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  • Marianne says:

    This is great! I watched the show this past Tuesday and was horrified at all of the fur that was shown on the show. I took a ban at watching my beloved housewives until something was said and done. Without knowledge, people are nieve of the cruelities of the fur and leather industry. Great job PETA!!

  • sabita patwardhan says:

    Great that wellknown people are speaking upp. The people who work in these industries are complete sh**s and were always sh**ts even in the days when this **** industry was considered a good thing.

  • CN says:

    I am a Vicki convert! I also had some problems with her but I am officially a fan now!

  • Lucie Pouliot says:

    Great action!!! Good job Peta!

  • Curtis says:

    That’s great!

  • Marin says:

    Though Vicki was annoying sometimes she was still one of my favourite housewives. The fact she’s gone fur-free makes me respect her so much more and maybe her choice will help influence other housewives as well. Thanks Peta!!