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‘Stop the (Other) Carnage’ in the Middle East

Written by PETA | January 14, 2009

IndyACT—a Lebanon-based league of social rights activists—has launched a “Stop the Carnage” ad campaign dedicated to combating rising fur sales in the Gulf and Middle East. The ads tie responsibility for individual animals’ lives (spelling out exactly how many animals are skinned for each coat) to a strong, clear message: If you buy fur, the blood of animals is on your hands.

Are you as surprised as I was to hear that fur was catching on in the Middle East? I mean, it’s mostly desert. Apparently, though, the recent influx of wealth, couture, and western luxury to cities such as Dubai—where ice skating rinks and air conditioned malls are springing up faster than a guest on Jerry Springer—has lead to an increase in popularity for this cruel commodity. The new ads will hopefully encourage consumers to reject cruelty to animals. If you like the ads as much as I do, please give props to IndyAct by posting a comment below.


Bobcat fur
Fox fur
Snow Leopard fur


Thanks Osocio for the heads up! We love you!

Written by Liz Graffeo

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  • Caroline says:

    I’m not surprised to hear this as the Middle East copies so much from the West and as Kelley states is one of the worst places on earth for animals. You only have to look at how horses donkeys dogs and other animals are abandoned to die when they fall sick or have passed their ‘usefulness’ and that’s just one example. But this is an excellent campaign so more power to IndyACT we must never give up hope of stamping out cruelty to animals in all its forms.

  • john says:

    what ads Im a tvaholic and i have never seen a fur add

  • Margie says:

    I think the ads are right on target. I think that right now it is the time to put more pressure to stop this before it gets worse.

  • lynda downie says:

    Thank youIndyACT!

  • MLO says:

    Wow talk about waste! Let me get this straight they buy fur coats so they can wear them to air conditioned malls and manmade ice rinks??? Perfect example of why it’s the end of humanity as we know it.

  • Lillian says:

    Gosh that’s soo good! keep ’em up!

  • Laura Hafer says:

    I really like that first one the model seems the most convincing her mouth looks discusting w the blood even better. Good work. keep em coming!!!

  • Kelley says:

    I think you are in for a tough battle in the Middle East on this issuethis is one of the worst places in the world for animals.