Shirley Manson of Garbage’s New Ad

Published by PETA.

Being outspoken, sexy, and super talented are three things that pretty much sum up Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson in a nutshell. Of course, I say Garbage frontwoman, even though she’s currently on hiatus from the band doing her own solo thing, because being the emo boy that I am at heart, I’ll always love her for the 1995 Garbage song Only Happy When it Rains. But that’s another story for another time I guess . . .

Anyway, I was really excited to get to work this morning and see Shirley starring in a new anti-fur ad for PETA Europe. And whether you’re into Shirley’s music or not, there’s no denying that this is a powerful ad that will really get people thinking about where fur and fur trim really come from.

The folks across the pond report that the ad is getting mad press over there, and they’re getting lots of good feedback from the fly-posting they did in Shirley’s hometown of Edinburgh. I just found out that we have a US version of the ad as well, and if you’re interested, you can win some cool PETA stuff signed by Shirley here. Feel free to enter of course, but be forewarned, when it comes to music memorabilia I’m like Charlton Heston and his gun collection, so they’ll have to pry the T-shirt signed by Shirley out of my cold dead hands.

Just kidding . . . sort of.

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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