Last Friday, as you know, was a very special Friday—Fur-Free Friday! In the hope of stopping people in their tracks if they were about to buy fur, PETA members all over the world were busy encouraging shoppers to cross the cruel stuff off their shopping lists.
In Aspen, Colorado, a pair of rockin’ “snow bunnies” snowboarded on 6 inches of fresh snow and straight into people’s hearts. Snowboarding in a bikini? Now that’s dedication! And check out those boards—where can I get one of those?
Meanwhile, more “bunnies” were on hand in all parts of the world, including Moscow, Helsinki, and Reykjavík, asking passersby to “love us, don’t wear us.” Oh, bunnies, how could anyone wear you?
And finally, PETA activists in New York were giving away fur coats to the only people who have any excuse to wear them—the homeless. PETA held a “fur kitchen” at a Manhattan homeless shelter, where they gave donated fur coats to men and women who can’t afford to buy their own sources of warmth.
If, by the way, you’re still wondering what to do with the fur coat you haven’t worn since you found out how cruel the fur industry is, you might consider donating it to PETA, where it might become part of an education display, provide bedding for an animal in need, or keep a homeless person warm on freezing nights.
Great job and a big thanks to all the activists who took part in Fur-Free Friday events! If you participated in any of the festivities in your city or town, post a comment sharing your story!
Written by Amanda Schinke