Oscar de la Renta Goes Fur-Free After Decades of Pressure From PETA, Other Activists

Following decades of PETA fashion runway disruptions—including our first naked protest, in 1991, with a member of The Go-Go’s handcuffed naked to a banner reading, “We’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur”—multiple pies to the face of its then–head designer, and grassroots protests around the world, fashion house Oscar de la Renta is going fur-free! This move will prevent countless minks, sables, and other fur-bearing animals from being electrocuted, gassed, or killed in some other violent way.

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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