For Immediate Release:
December 26, 2016
David Perle 202-483-7382
New York – Below, please find a statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman in response to reports that millions of dollars in fur coats were stolen from Dennis Basso Boutique, in a robbery that’s being called the largest fur heist in New York City history.
It serves Dennis Basso right for peddling fur stolen from its original owners—the sables, chinchillas, and other animals who spend their lives inside tiny, filthy cages before being poisoned, gassed, or anally electrocuted or before their necks are broken. They are the only victims in this heist. PETA is calling on consumers to stop buying and wearing fur. It’s animals who pay a “high price” every time someone buys a fur garment or a coat with fur trim.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear.”