Carmen Carrera Wants You to ‘Transform Your Wardrobe’

Transgender Model and Activist Bares All for PETA Anti-Fur Campaign

For Immediate Release:
February 12, 2020

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New York – Standing proudly with her body covered only by text blocks in colors that represent the LGBTQ+ community, model and trans rights activist Carmen Carrera appears in a powerful new campaign for PETA that proclaims, “Transform Your Wardrobe: Don’t Wear Fur!”

“Learning about the fur industry, I didn’t realize that these animals suffer to the very end,” Carrera says in an accompanying video spot. “I’ve seen videos of animals getting beaten [who] are crying for help. … After seeing that, just the amount of bloodshed, the amount of violence, the animals’ cries, like, really got me, because you know that they’re alive, they’re awake. They can see what’s going on.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—notes that animals in the fur industry are confined to cramped, filthy cages before they’re drowned, beaten to death, strangled, electrocuted, or even skinned alive.

But as Carrera points out in the video, more and more top designers are condemning this cruelty and ditching fur: “Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Armani, Stella McCartney, Tommy Hilfiger … Gucci,” she says. “[A]ll of these folks are the trendsetters.”

Carrera ends with a call for everyone to step up and do their part to protect animals from the horrors of the fur industry. She says, “The power is in our hands, and it’s all about activating our own will.”

Carrera joins a long list of celebrities—including Tim Gunn, Loiza Lamers, Benjamin Melzer, Jenna Talackova, and Alan Cumming—who’ve teamed up with PETA or its affiliates to promote kindness to animals.

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