“Style and status comes [from] within—you don’t buy it.”
These wise words are from Latin Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Carla Morrison, who joined PETA to speak up for animals killed in the fur trade. In the campaign, she reminds everyone that just like dogs and cats, minks, chinchillas, coyotes, and other animals aren’t ours to turn into fur coats, collars, or cuffs. Her request for fans is simple: If you wouldn’t wear your dog, please don’t wear fur.
Watch below as Morrison explains why fur is a major fashion don’t—and keep an eye out as her dog Chawiwi attempts to show off her own musical skills!
“I don’t want to think that some animal got pain for what’s bringing me pleasure.”
With three studio albums under her belt and another highly anticipated album on the way, Morrison has become one of the preeminent names in Mexican pop. She’s known for her cathartic breakup songs, but when it comes to helping animals, the “Ansiedad” singer brings us nothing but joy! She previously collaborated with PETA on a pro-adoption campaign advocating for homeless animals and spoke up for marine mammals in a video urging people to stay away from SeaWorld.
Every fur coat, lining, or piece of trim represents the immense suffering of animals, whether they were trapped in nature or raised on fur factory farms. Fur factory farms also pose a threat to public health—their cramped, filthy environments are potential breeding grounds for disease. Recently, mink farms across Europe saw spikes in cases of COVID-19, and the virus has now been found on mink farms in over 10 countries around the world.
Fashion must act quickly and stop using animals. https://t.co/yX8sUzQYz5
— PETA (@peta) November 17, 2020
Even before the pandemic, fur was a failing industry. In recent years, major fashion brands—including Chanel, Prada, Gucci, and Michael Kors—have all agreed to ditch fur. You can help make this violent industry obsolete by refusing to buy or wear fur or fur trim and committing to shopping vegan.