PETA Members Arrested in Moscow

Published by PETA.

As two American PETA members approached the entrance to Russian Fashion Week in Moscow with their “Wear Your Own Skin” signs, they were suddenly surrounded by camera flashes and microphones.

The women were impressed that nearly 30 journalists had turned out for their naked anti-fur and -leather demonstration, but before they could even unzip their jackets, the women were mobbed a second time—by police. They were held for a day at the Moscow police department.

Despite the harrowing ordeal, the women were upbeat, calling the day “a success” because of all the media attention their arrest brought to the cruel treatment of animals killed for their skins.

The duo continued their protest tour and received warm welcomes in cold cities throughout Europe, including in Tallinn, Estonia, where people knew enough English to tell them, “Good, good.”

And in Helsinki, Finland, passersby learned how rabbits are skinned alive for their fur when they stopped to pose for pictures with our “snow bunnies.”

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Written by Michelle Kretzer

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind