Media Statement re: Dennis Basso designs sable fur coats for young girls

For Immediate Release:
August 6, 2014

Dennis Basso fails to understand that children have a natural empathy for animals, so his fur coats for young girls couldn’t be more out of touch. Sales of fur and other animal skins are on a continuous decline, as more and more people see PETA’s videos of fur farms and don’t want to contribute to the suffering of animals who are confined to cramped, filthy cages for life and then finally drowned, beaten to death, strangled, electrocuted, or even skinned alive. Role models ranging from Carrie Underwood to Kesha shun fur, and their millions of fans follow suit. No young girl in her right mind would ever see this cruelty as a “happy thing.”

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