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‘Win It’ Wednesday: Mean People Wear Fur

Written by PETA | March 18, 2009

It’s that time again—”Win It” Wednesday! What’s the prize this week? It’s our brand-spanking-new “Mean People Wear Fur” T-shirt, in honor of our equally brand-spanking-new “Stolen for Fashion” PSA.


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“Stolen for Fashion” follows an alligator and a bunny (voiced by Pink and Ricky Gervais, respectively) as they confront the people who stole their skins. It’s the first and only animal rights video using CGI (computer-generated imagery), so it’s pretty special, just like these awesome T-shirts.

Mean People Wear Fur

The tee comes in milky red and black amethyst, so if you win, you’ll have to let us know which color you want, in addition to the size.

How do you win? Leave us a comment letting us know why you think people should only wear their own skin. The three people who post the most creative answers will each take home a “Mean People Wear Fur” T-shirt.

The contest ends on March 25, 2009, and we’ll choose the three most creative comments on March 26, 2009. Be sure to read our privacy policy and terms and conditions, as you’re agreeing to both by commenting. Check back every Wednesday for new prizes. Good luck!

Written by Lianne Turner

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  • Anna Lowne says:

    i think wearing fur is so wrong i have read up about it and think its just humane imagine if you were that animal about to be killed so more spoilt bratz can have big fury coats i would stop it if i could its definately animal cruelty i dont no how other people cant see that.

  • shelb says:

    i dont think people should wear fur its cruel!

  • margaret martin says:

    I am sorry to I cant wish enough harm on these people who hurt these poor animals for their fur. It really sickens me. I guess Iam no better then they are for wishing them harm but if they could just feel one fourth of the pain these poor babies go through so you can show off how much money you make or how cute you think you look in fur they would stop wearing fur.People really sadden me. I am just about to give up on yhe human race. I really do not get people anymore

  • Carla Spence says:

    People should wear their own skin because to wear anybody else’s skin then another person would have to lose theirs.

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  • Kimi says:

    Be comfortable in your own skin…not thiers!

  • melanie coleman says:

    very cool.. I need a new tshirt! thanks for the giveaway.. I am also glad that I am not a mean person!!

  • buttaskotch says:

    I love Kloe Kardashian’s add. Just lovely. I’m glad she did it!

  • Sarah says:

    You want the skin off my back? Do you know how much that will hurt?

  • Dennis Johnson says:

    the Shirt says it all! Nuff Said!

  • Lisa K says:

    Everyone should wear their own skin…. maybe… because we were born with it? I mean come on people!

  • Deb K says:

    Fur is meant to be on animals not humans.

  • Karen Gonyea says:

    Count me in

  • Laura Lewis says:

    Anyone remember Buffalo Bill and his human skin suit from Silence of the Lambs? Don’t be a Buffalo Bill…wear your own skin. black amethyst size medium

  • Sheryl C says:

    Interesting conversation shirt…love it.

  • Amanda says:

    I love what God gave me you should too!!!! Don’t take away what God gave them it’s not fair because they don’t have a say in things!!!

  • Melissa says:

    You wouldnt make a coat out of your mother’s or friends skin and wear it around. Why wear the skin of another once living being around? Be happy with God gave you!

  • Patricia W says:

    I’d love to win this shirtimagine how many conversations it’ll start! The fitted milky red shirt would create lots of opportunties to educate people about the inhumane ways fur is obtained.

  • Rikki says:

    I don’t wear fur because that skin doesn’t belong to me! I don’t want anyone wearing my skin why would I wear someone elses!?!

  • Carolyn says:

    I would wear it to a place where people wear fur and try to embarass them!

  • Carla says:

    Fur is disgusting.

  • Justine says:

    People should only wear their own skin because anything else is just greedy If you don’t feel comfortable in your own skin please don’t steal anyone elses!

  • Cassandra says:

    Hurting any living thing for one’s own benefits is wrong. Plus everyone knows it is the best thing to be comfortable with one’s own skin. You shouldn’t have to hurt anyone else.

  • carla says:

    Wearing fur is sick. It is not fashion. People who wear fur are fools and If I see someone with a fur coat on I will not even speak to them. Leave animals alone!!!!

  • ky2here says:

    I think mostly uninformed people wear fur. If they really understood the process they’d be less likely to continue. Denial is an interesting thing.

  • Paul says:

    People can be beautiful enough in their own skin! Why would they want to make themselves look uglier by wearing… animal skin? Wearing fur means you support an industry that kills and wastes.

  • Chris N says:

    A mink coat is the one thing I am glad that I didn’t inherit from my grandmother.

  • Carle says:

    Half of my clothes are already covered in fur bc my cute little kitty sleeps in my drawers on top of my clothes during the day… The only people that have a legit. reason for wearing an actual animals fur are the homeless whom have absolutely no other choice are just trying to keep their families warm and healthy and would die wout the old fur coat donations.

  • pepper says:

    all animals have their own skins with fur depending on their environment people have evolved for their ability to make fabrics and their own clothes to keep warm but murdering animals for their fur instead of getting alternatives lowers us back down we should be beyond that and feel compassion and love for fellow species not “unfashionable”

  • jacqueline hannum says:

    Your own skin is much easier to keep clean and it fits you perfectly.

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  • Carla says:

    I was hoping you would have said no REV. Meg. How can you say “stay in your own skin people you have plenty of other options now” on this page then on another page somehow you try justifing and defending the murder of seals! I’m confused by you worse yet I think you are too.

  • Judy G says:

    Its very simple they don’t wear our skins.

  • Linda Chaput says:

    Ignorant docile people wear fur.

  • Davina says:

    People should not wear fur because fur doesn’t keep you warm but another persons skin against yours will definitely keep you warm of course it’s inhuman to wear fur.

  • Le says:

    Not only does it spare the animal but wearing your own skin is free! Makes no sense to pay thousands of dollars to wear a dead carcass.

  • Melanie Wirth says:

    If you’re not willing to give animals the skin off of your back do not take the skin off of theirs.

  • Jennifer M says:

    Because we were all completely creeped out by that scene in the Empire Strikes Back where Luke climbs inside the dead llama thing. And is fur really any better?

  • Vicky Boackle says:

    just wear the fake and save the cute animals.

  • Jenna Hilts says:

    Until I see my dog rockin’ a humanskin handbag I will never wear animal fur.

  • meredith rogen says:

    People should only wear their own skin because we don’t walk around wearing other peoples’ skin so why should we wear fur?

  • Coral Giffin says:

    Thou shalt not be a perpertrator. Thou shalt not be a victim. Though shall not be a silent witness. In the holocaust the Nazis made lampshades out of tattooed human skin. It was some of the darkest time in history. The fur trade is every bit as dark and incomprehensible. Biggest size any colour please.