Maggie Q Stars in Edgy PETA Ad Exposing Horrors of Fur Industry

'Designated Survivor' Star Strips Down to Promote Cruelty-Free Fashion

For Immediate Release:
November 21, 2017

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – Just in time for the busy holiday shopping season, actor Maggie Q appears holding a bloodied, skinned “rabbit” in an anti-fur ad for PETA that proclaims, “Here’s the Rest of Your Fur Trim.” The Divergent star wants everyone to know that confidence and compassion are sexy—wearing corpses isn’t.

“Eyewitness exposés of fur farms in China, the world’s largest exporter of fur, have revealed that animals are confined to barren wire cages—exposed to all weather extremes—and that many go insane from the constant confinement and frantically pace and circle [in] their cages,” Maggie says. “I want people to make the connection that the choice to wear fur is directly contributing to mass suffering.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—notes that rabbits, foxes, minks, and other animals on fur farms are bludgeoned, electrocuted, killed, and even skinned alive for their fur.

Maggie is part of a growing list of celebrities—including Penélope Cruz, Taraji P. Henson, Eva Mendes, Olivia Munn, P!nk, and Alicia Silverstone—who have bared it all to help PETA promote kinder wardrobe choices.

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