Bonfire of the Vanities

Published by PETA.

Remember the movie Bonfire of the Vanities from, like, twenty years ago? Well, I don’t either and this post has nothing to do with it. What this post is about is a new demonstration one of our Skins campaigners Melissa is out on the road doing. She takes some leather pants, a fur coat and a wool hat (all donated of course) and sets them up on a rack and then burns them on the sidewalk in a funeral pyre to focus attention on the fact that these products were once living beings who valued their lives. Pretty wild eh? Here are a couple of shots from Melissa’s first demo, in Pittsburgh, and here is a link to a news story about, complete with a cool slideshow on the right.

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