For Immediate Release:
January 26, 2022
Robin Goist 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – Following heavy pressure from PETA entities—including e-mails from over 300,000 supporters worldwide and protests both outside and inside its stores—luxury fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana has confirmed it will now ban fur and angora from all future collections.
“The champagne corks are popping at PETA because Dolce & Gabbana has finally joined in the march toward the day when no living being is killed for caveman-style clothing closer,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “The fashion world knows that fur is as dead as the animals it was stolen from, and PETA hopes now to work with Dolce and Gabbana to become one of the top brands also banning cruelly obtained exotic skins.”
Animals exploited by the barbaric fur industry spend their entire lives inside cramped cages, where they frantically pace back and forth, gnaw on the bars, and mutilate themselves. Others are caught in steel traps—which slam shut on animals’ legs, often cutting down to the bone, causing excruciating pain and blood loss.
On angora factory farms, rabbits are kept inside tiny, filthy, barren cages and are live-plucked up to four times a year. During this terrifying process, the rabbits are tied down while workers tear the hair out of their bodies, as the animals scream in pain.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”— retired its “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign in 2020 due to the demise of the global fur trade and the shift away from fur by almost all the world’s leading designers. PETA has released several exposés of the exotic-skins industry, showing alligators being kept in fetid water inside dank, dark sheds before their necks are hacked open and metal rods are shoved into their heads in an attempt to scramble their brains, often while they’re fully conscious; and snakes beaten with hammers, cut open from one end to the other with razorblades, and skinned alive. Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, and Hugo Boss are among the top brands that are free from both fur and exotic skins.
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