Eva Mendes Poses Nude to Speak Out Against Fur

Eva Mendes is one of Hollywood’s sexiest leading ladies, sharing screen time with the likes of Nicolas Cage, Will Smith, Joaquin Phoenix, and Mark Wahlberg. A regular red-carpet knockout, Eva is courted by all the top designers, but you can rest assured that she will never show up to any event draped in fur. In fact, she’d rather go naked than wear fur of any kind!

That’s why this sexy Latina posed nude for PETA’s anti-fur campaign alongside the tagline “Fur? I’d rather go naked.”

In her interview with PETA, Eva says, “I want people to know that there are options—that killing a poor animal and wearing it isn’t cool … respecting all life forms is cool.” We couldn’t have said it better!

Like most people, Eva wasn’t always aware of the cruelty of the fur trade. She told us, “I remember having my first premiere in New York City and being so naïve that I didn’t have a coat with me. My stylist sent me a … fur wrap for the evening, and I ignorantly wore it. PETA then wrote me a beautiful letter commenting on my less-than-educated choice. I was so impressed that I vowed to them and myself to NEVER wear real fur on the red carpet or in my life again.”

As Eva knows, the fur trade is a violent, bloody industry that has no place in fashion. On fur farms in China fur farms in China, where most fur originates, minks, foxes, rabbits, and other animals are kept in tiny wire cages in all weather extremes. They are strangled, bludgeoned, and often skinned while they are still alive. Since fur is often deliberately mislabeled, if you wear fur, there’s no way to tell whose skin you’re in—it could even be cat or dog fur.

Follow Eva’s example and sign PETA’s pledge to be fur-free today!

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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