Miss Australia Switches to a Faux-Sheepskin Costume in Miss Universe Competition!

September 2010

With the combined efforts of PETA Australia and PETA U.S., Miss Australia was made aware that she would be sending a cruel message to the public by wearing a costume made from real sheepskin in the Miss Universe competition. Thankfully, she dumped the real stuff and switched to a costume made from faux sheepskin instead!

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