PETA Partners With Homeless Program to Give Fur Coats to the Needy

Denver's New Genesis Group Will Help Distribute Unwanted Furs

For Immediate Release:
December 10, 2015

Lakisha Ridley 202-483-7382

With chillier temperatures on the horizon, PETA is teaming up with Denver’s New Genesis homeless program to distribute more than 50 fur coats—donated by people who’ve had a change of heart about the cruelty behind fur—to women in need residing at the group’s shelter.

Where:           New Genesis, 1680 Sherman St., Denver

When:             Friday, December 11, 12 p.m.

“Thanks to dozens of kind people who dumped fur in favor of kinder garments, PETA is offering a helping hand to those in desperate need: the only people with any excuse to wear fur this winter,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “We’re calling on caring people everywhere to consider parting with their cruelly produced fur coats to help those with nothing else.”

PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear,” will distribute coats in multiple cities this winter. Most animals used for fur are forced to spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages, without access to basic necessities like food and clean water. In China—the world’s leading exporter of fur—undercover investigations have revealed that rabbits on fur farms are hung upside down, screaming and kicking, and forced to watch those ahead of them die violently before their own throats are cut.

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