‘Grim Reaper’ to Haunt Michael Kors Show

PETA Will Protest Designer's Use of Fur and Exotic Skins

For Immediate Release:
February 14, 2017

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

New YorkWhat:    Wearing a larger-than-life Michael Kors head and a long black cloak, PETA’s “grim reaper” will brandish a “scythe” reading, “Kors Kills” outside the designer’s New York Fashion Week show on Wednesday. The reaper will drag “bloody” fur coats and “exotic-skin” accessories on chains to protest Kors’ continued use of animal skins in his designs.

When:    Wednesday, February 15, 1 p.m.

Where:    Michael Kors, 520 Broadway, New York

“There’s nothing uglier than doling out violent death sentences to living beings just to make some fur trim or a crocodile clutch,” says PETA Associate Director of Campaigns Ashley Byrne. “PETA is calling on Michael Kors to drop the cruelty and is encouraging shoppers to ban his designs from their closets until he does.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—notes that minks, foxes, and other animals on fur farms slowly go insane inside tiny wire cages until they’re electrocuted, bludgeoned, and even skinned alive. A PETA exposé revealed that crocodiles are confined to tiny pits and cut apart while they’re still alive and thrashing.

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