Helping Animals on Twitter: Cruelty-Free Fur Winter!

Published by PETA.

With winter rapidly approaching, it’s time to get cozy, comfy, and cruelty-free. Forget about fur collars, trim, or accessories: ‘Tis the season to go faux! Help save animals from becoming fashion victims with the click of a mouse! Just follow these five easy steps on Twitter:

Step 1: Burberry may be best known for its famous plaid frocks, but the company’s use of fur is a great big faux pas.

How to Help: Post this twitition (that’s right, I Twitter-fied it!) from your Twitter account:

@Burberry Stop supporting cruelty 2 animals & adopt a permanent fur-free policy NOW!

Step 2: More than half of the finished fur garments imported into the U.S. come from China. Animals who live on Chinese fur farms spend their entire lives in intensive confinement, only to be pulled from their cages, thrown to the ground, bludgeoned, beaten, and skinned alive.

How to Help: I’m sure by now you’ve probably seen our shocking undercover video from a Chinese fur farm. Please tell your followers about the horrors of the fur trade by posting the video on your Twitter page:

Step 3: Animals on fur farms around the world are often driven to cannibalism because of the extreme stress and frustration caused by intensive confinement.

How to Help: Because a picture speaks a thousand words, click here to retweet this Twitpic!

Step 4: By signing our fur-free pledge, you’ll be sending a powerful message (“Hell no, we want faux!”) not only to the fur industry but also to designers, retailers, and others who directly profit from the suffering caused by this cruel industry.

How to Help: Pledge to go fur-free and ask your Twitter followers to do so as well:

Step 5: Each year, the Canadian government allows sealers to beat and skin hundreds of thousands of seals. Baby seals—some of them only weeks old—have their skulls smashed in or are shot for their fur. If you haven’t checked out our awesome “Save the Seals” celebrity ad series, take a peek:

How to Help: Vote for your favorite “Save the Seals” celebrity using our twitter poll and ask your followers to vote too. Who will you vote for:

So, tweeps, you gonna help the millions of animals who need you? Pretty please, we’ll ♥ you faux-ever!

Written by Royale Ziegler, PETA’s official twitterer

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