Fans Are Work, Work, Worked Up Over Rihanna’s Recent Fashion Debacle

Published by Zachary Toliver.

Rihanna fans have flooded social media with complaints over a fur jacket that the singer wore to a recent Dior runway show.

PETA has heard the SOS and rushed her a special gift: four gorgeous faux-fur coats, from animal-friendly brand Unreal Fur, that will take all the work out of achieving a stylish, cruelty-free look.

In an accompanying letter, we encouraged her to retire her animal pelts and consider donating them to PETA, which sends unwanted furs to homeless shelters and refugee camps around the world.

Every fur item is a result of a tremendous amount of pain and suffering.

Many animals, such as foxes, minks, and coyotes, are beaten, electrocuted, gassed, and often skinned alive by the fur industry. And fur production takes a toll on humans as well. In the U.S. alone, fur farms are directly responsible for dumping nearly 1,000 tons of phosphorous into our rivers and streams each year. And the toxic soup of chemicals that’s used to keep animal skins from decomposing is hazardous to workers and the surrounding environment.

Choose a look that kills but doesn’t actually kill anyone.

We can all end our same ol’ mistakes about our fashion choices. In the 21st century, it’s easy for consumers to make compassionate decisions. With so many stylish, comfortable, and warm options available today, there’s no excuse for wearing bits and pieces of any animal’s fur or skin.

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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