Designer Nixes Animals From Runway Shows

Fashion designer Jun Takahashi sent terrarium dresses—complete with live butterflies—down the runway at Paris Fashion Week. PETA quickly reached out to the Undercover designer and informed him that suppliers often ship butterflies long distances, during which they may die from exposure or be crushed before they reach their destination. Those butterflies who are turned loose or escape can spread disease to local insect populations, often struggle to survive, and may die of starvation. In response, he promised never to use them—or any other living, feeling beings—in his shows again.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind