In: Reebok’s Vegan Sneakers; Out: Kanye’s Leather Loafers

For Immediate Release:
December 27, 2019

David Perle 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – As the year (and the decade!) winds down, PETA’s annual “In/Out” list takes a look at some of the old-school attitudes that are fading away—and the forward-thinking trends that are quickly replacing them:


In                                                        Out


Macy’s faux fur                                   Bloomingdale’s fox fur
SynFrog simulators                            Frog dissection
Reebok’s vegan sneakers                 Kanye’s leather loafers
Cruelty-free Aussie                            Animal-tested Matrix
Billie Eilish                                          Mink eyelashes
“Adopt, Don’t Shop”                          PetSmart
Animal circus bans                            Garden Bros. Circus
“Baby Shark”                                      Baiting sharks
RZA’s vegan puffer jacket                Canada Goose
Macadamia milk                                Lactaid
Vodka on ice                                     Testing vodka on mice
The Elephant Sanctuary                   Riding elephants
Baby Yoda                                          Goat yoga
Protesting cruelty                              Apathy
Plant-based                                        Debasing the planet
Animalkind                                        A Dog’s Promise
Horse sanctuaries                             Horseracing
Pineapple leather                              Crocodile leather
Socially conscious sheltering          “No-kill”
Vegan VW Tiguan S                          Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
CGI-based Disney remakes             Deepfakes
Mushroom caviar                              Sturgeon roe
Virtual aquariums                             SeaWorld
Walking the dog                               Peloton
Sled Dogs                                         Togo
Veganuary                                        Turducken
“Old Town Road”                              Old-time rodeos
Esther the Wonder Pig                     Underestimating pigs
#EndSpeciesism                               Endangering species

“2019 was a huge year for animals, from Macy’s fur-free pledge to California’s Circus Cruelty Prevention Act —and 2020 is poised to be even bigger,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Every year brings us closer to a cruelty-free planet, as we gain more understanding of who animals are and how we can respect them. PETA is looking forward to celebrating the most animal-friendly decade yet.”

PETA—whose motto reads, “Animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way”—opposes speciesism, and more information about our work to help animals is available at


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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