They’re graphic, grotesque, and downright ghastly—and I just can’t get enough of them. I’m talking about PETA’s “Here’s the Rest of Your Fur Coat” anti-fur ads. This is my favorite series of ads—after all, nothing says fur gorement quite like the bloody remains of a skinned fox. That’s why I was super psyched to see a brand-new one starring The Veronicas.
These awesome Aussie pop sensations join Persia White, Shirley Manson, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who all posed for similar ads in order to expose the cruel treatment of animals raised on fur farms, where rabbits, minks, foxes, and other animals are crammed into tiny, filthy cages. Many of them are skinned alive, and some remain alive for up to 10 minutes after they’ve been skinned. Rabbits, who are timid and gentle animals, are pulled out of cages by their ears and shot in the head with handheld electrical devices—often multiple times—causing them to scream like human babies.
Like I said—graphic, grotesque, and downright ghastly. Speaking of which, how about telling us which of the ads in this in-your-face series is your fave? Cast your vote in the poll at the bottom of this post.
Thanks for voting. Check back soon to see the results of the poll. In the meantime, get active and urge Coach to ditch fur!
Written by Amy Skylark Elizabeth