50 Fur Coats to be Dropped Off Ahead of Soup Kitchen Coat Drive

PETA Will Donate Discarded Furs to Help Those Who Are Cold and in Desperate Need

For Immediate Release:
November 12, 2018

Contact:
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Newark, N.J.What:    For the second year in a row, PETA will donate 50 fur coats—each one sent to the group by someone who had a change of heart about the cruelty behind fur—to St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen’s annual coat drive held at St. Rocco’s Roman Catholic Church in Newark. PETA will drop off the coats tomorrow for the drive on November 17.

When:    Tuesday, November 13, 11 a.m.

Where:    St. Rocco’s Roman Catholic Church, 212 Hunterdon St., Newark

“PETA can’t bring back the rabbits, minks, and foxes who were caged and electrocuted for their fur, but we can still help those in desperate need,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “We encourage people everywhere to donate their fur or fur-trimmed coats to help those who have few options in life—the only people with any excuse to wear them.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—notes that most animals used for fur spend their lives inside tiny cages, where they frantically pace back and forth, gnaw on the bars, and mutilate themselves, before they’re electrocuted, gassed, or poisoned. Those who are trapped in the wild may suffer for days before trappers arrive to shoot, strangle, beat, or stomp them to death.

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