D△WN’s Skin Is Cut and Peeled—Like Animals Used for Leather

Sexy singer D△WN has shown PETA her beautiful “body by vegan” and talked about her decision to take cruelty off her plate. After she researched what had been going into her body, she considered what was going on it—and she was appalled.

D△WN learned that leather can be made from the skins of domesticated animals, including cows, pigs, goats, dogs, and cats, and from “exotic” varieties, such as crocodiles, alligators, andostriches. For every stitch of leather or piece of skin, animals endure an agonizing life and a painful death. That’s why she has also sent a letter to H&M urging the company to take all animal skins off its shelves, pointing to a recent PETA exposé of the world’s largest leather processor—one that H&M previously obtained leather from—that showed workers branding calves on the face and electroshocking and beating cows and bulls.

Check out this behind-the-scenes video and exclusive interview from D△WN’s photo shoot:

We can all agree that a life is too steep a price to pay for a piece of clothing. It’s wrong to kill living beings in order to steal their body parts for any reason, and on top of that, it can no longer be claimed that products made from animals’ skins are inimitable or superior. Faux leather, wool, and exotic skins are more popular and attainable than ever. With vegan clothes, shoes, handbags, and other accessories in high demand, major fashion houses and smaller retailers are jumping on board the skins-free train, making vegan items accessible to consumers. Join DΔWN in revolutionizing your wardrobe, and pledge to “choose fake” for animals’ sake!

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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