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Ladies Bare All Except Their Soles to Expose Industry Cruelty
For Immediate Release:June 14, 2012
Contact:Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382
Memphis, Tenn. -- Wearing little more than stylish faux-leather spiked heels and a
banner reading, "Pleather Your Tootsies," two PETA beauties will
demonstrate at a busy Memphis intersection on Friday to expose the cruelty to
animals that is inherent in every pair of leather shoes while revealing that
you don't need to wear animal skins to look hot.
When: Friday, June 15, 12 noon
Where: Intersection of S. Third and Beale streets, Memphis
"By showing some of our skin, we hope to save animals' skin," says
PETA volunteer Whitney Calk. "With today's chic and comfortable synthetics
and faux leather, it's easy for fashionistas with a shoe fetish to kick the
In the U.S., most of the millions of cows and other animals who are killed for
their skin endure the horrors of factory farming, including extreme crowding
and deprivation as well as castration, branding, tail-docking, and
dehorning—often without any painkillers. At slaughterhouses, animals routinely
have their throats cut and are skinned and dismembered while they are still
conscious. Also, the toxic chemicals used by tanneries are extremely harmful to
workers, and they foul the environment.
information, please visit PETA.org.
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