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Bodypainted Beauties Urge Shoppers to Give Animals a Little Peace This Holiday Season
For Immediate Release:December 20, 2011
Contact: Adam Miller 202-483-7382
Las Vegas -- With their naked bodies painted to resemble a leopard, snake, and cow and holding signs that read, "Animal Prints, Not Animal Skins," a trio of sexy PETA supporters will urge Las Vegas shoppers to scratch fur, leather, wool, and exotic skins off their Christmas shopping lists.
When: Wednesday, December 21, 12 noon
Where: Corner of Spring Mountain Road and Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas
"Shoppers can find faux fur, divinyl pleather, and lots of stylish alternatives to animal skins everywhere from Santa Claus Lane to 34th Street," says sultry PETA "leopard" Meggan Anderson. "We're asking people to cross fur, leather, and other animal skins off their shopping lists this year and give everyone—including animals—a reason to celebrate this holiday season."
Animals who are killed for their fur are electrocuted, poisoned, or gassed or have their necks broken. Cows destined to be killed for their skin endure painful mutilations and physical abuse on factory farms and cruel treatment during transport and slaughter. Exotic animals fare no better. Snakes, for example, have hoses rammed into their mouths and are pumped full of water so that workers can more easily cut off their tightened skin while the animals are still alive.
As Tim Gunn says in the video exposé that he narrated for PETA, you can "make it work" without using real fur, leather, or other animal-derived textiles, and several designers and retailers are doing just that. Top clothing designers—including Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Stella McCartney—refuse to use fur in their creations. And many companies—including H&M, Nike, Cole Haan, and Overstock.com—have implemented policies banning the sale of exotic skins.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
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