Newspaper Retracts Fake PETA Story

Published by PETA.

I’ve got vegan pumpkin pie on the brain, but over at London’s Daily Mirror newspaper, humble pie is on the menu today. The newspaper has issued an apology and a retraction over a story that it made up last month alleging that PETA was planning to pour animal blood on Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) because she uses exotic skins in her line of handbags.

Writes the newspaper, “There was never any truth in this story which we retract completely. We apologise to PETA for the harm that our story has caused them. We have agreed to make a donation to PETA and to pay their legal costs.”

Now that this little misunderstanding has been cleared up, hopefully Beckham will watch the video that PETA UK sent her showing how alligators are beaten to death with baseball bats and snakes are skinned alive so that their hides can be turned into accessories. I’m sure that if she does, she’ll quickly realize that there’s nothing “posh” about torturing animals for fashion.

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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