PETA Statement on the Loss of Animal-Friendly Advocate Kate Spade

For Immediate Release:
June 5, 2018

Contact:
Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – Below, please find a statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk on the death of Kate Spade:

Kate Spade went fur-free decades ago and just recently banned angora wool after seeing PETA’s exposé of cruelty to rabbits. Her designs featured ever-more chic bags made with straw, cork, and other sustainable vegan materials. PETA remembers Spade for her pioneering work in animal-friendly fashion and laments the passing of a good friend to animals.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear.” For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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