It’s officially Spring (Allie and Lis, who sit at the desks next to me, are informing me that it has, in fact, officially been Spring for, like, two weeks already — so, I dunno, sorry for the old news. I’ve been busy, so I only just noticed.) Anyway, for anyone who’s rocking a little Spring cleaning this April, it’s worth remembering that PETA accepts donations of those hideous fur coats from straight out of the ’80s that seem to lurk in closets and attics everywhere, waiting for just the right time to pounce. We mark them up so they can’t be resold, use them in street-theater-style demonstrations, and give them away to the homeless, making the point that only those in desperate need have any excuse to wear fur. Ain’t that just philanthropic as hell? By way of an illustration, here’s an image from a recent demonstration outside a Burberry store conducted by my current favorite PETA affiliate, PETA Germany.
“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