A Huge Step Forward In Our Anti-Fur Campaign

Published by PETA.

Here at PETA, we track trends and statistics on the use of every species used for fur, and sometimes the findings of our research can be a total bummer, like when we uncovered the horrible abuse of dogs and cats for fur in China.

But more and more we are finding that designers and society in general are turning away from the cruelty of fur, and consequently, entire species of animals are being spared. Take, for instance, the great news released yesterday in Dallas, TX, where the findings of a very scientific years-long study revealed the following:

“The fur trade has strangely had no effect on the liger population.”

This is a great day indeed. It always warms our hearts here at PETA when even just one species receives a little bit of justice in the world. … Yes, even when it happens to be a fictional species popularized by a movie.

And just in case you’ve never seen a liger (or Napoleon Dynamite), here is a very realistic artistic rendering of the rare and elusive species. Meeeeeeeeowwww!

The Liger.jpg

UPDATE: OK, so I’ve received a lot of e-mails. … Apparently, ligers aren’t fictional at all. Readers have just informed me that, among other things:

  • Ligers, unlike most hybrids, can reproduce, resulting in either li-ligers (lion and liger) or ti-ligers (tiger and liger).
  • Like tigers, but unlike lions, ligers enjoy swimming.
  • Ligers grow much larger than lions and even larger than the largest tigers.

Who knew?

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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