‘Secret Life’ Star Reveals Fur Industry Secrets

Published by Michelle Reynolds.

Megan Park, the star of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, has great fashion sense both on- and off-screen. So, of course, she never wears fur, as she makes crystal clear in a new anti-fur ad for PETA.

Before she was an American teenager, Megan was growing up in Canada and was appalled by the Canadian seal slaughter. With her beau, musician Tyler Hilton, by her side, she chose to reveal her stunning new ad in her native country so that she could encourage fans on both sides of the border to keep fur where it belongs—on animals.

“These animals are skinned alive and kept in small little cages. It’s just awful, awful treatment, and there’s no reason for it,” she says.

Megan and an adorable rescued pup named Tyson remind people that Chinese fur farms often sell dog and cat fur labeled as something else, so if you buy fur, there’s no way to know whose skin you’re really wearing.

Click here to see the behind-the-scenes video from Megan’s photo shoot and join her in getting the secret out: If you wouldn’t wear your dog, you shouldn’t wear any fur.

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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