Why, Oh, Why, Would She Wear a Fly?

Published by PETA.

Here we go again—another creepy creation. This one was made by artist Jessica Harrison:



I’ll give her this: I can see how she might find tiny flies’ legs to be reminiscent of human eyelashes, but couldn’t she just leave it at that? I mean, my rescued beagle Lulu, R.I.P., had ears that felt just like velvet, but that didn’t inspire me to go around hacking off hounds’ ears to make a beagle blazer.

Perhaps Harrison thought no one would care if she exploited flies? Wrong. After all, true compassion has no boundaries—besides, there’s no good reason to wear animals—or insects.

Written by Karin Bennett

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