WNBA star and Los Angeles Sparks
forward Candace Parker
scores a slam dunk for animals by posing with her rescued four-legged friend,
Fendi, in an ad for PETA to tell fans, "If You Wouldn't Wear Your Dog, Please
Don't Wear Any Fur." The only difference between our best friends and
animals used for their fur is how we treat them.
Candace is the second woman in
WNBA history to dunk during a regulation game, but this MVP, Rookie of the
Year, and Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award winner scores the winning point on our
scoreboard for speaking out against the fur industry. Candace wanted to be a
part of PETA's anti-fur campaign because, she says, "I really feel
like it's very cruel what they do to animals, and I love my dog and couldn't
imagine anybody harming her."
Animals killed for their fur endure tremendous pain and
suffering. Foxes, minks, and rabbits—and even dogs and cats—are bludgeoned, stomped,
electrocuted, and often skinned alive. PETA undercover investigations reveal that animals struggle and scream in pain
as workers rip the skin
All animals feel pain and suffering. Please join Candace in
refusing to contribute to animal suffering by never buying or wearing fur or
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.