PETA Statement: Oscar de la Renta Bans Fur

For Immediate Release:
August 3, 2021

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

New York – Below, please find a statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman in response to the announcement that Oscar de la Renta is banning fur:

“It took decades of PETA runway disruptions, protests, some carefully lobbed tofu cream pies, and pressure from activists worldwide, but Oscar de la Renta has finally followed the world into 2021 and banned fur. Nothing can bring back the scores of animals who were electrocuted, gassed, or otherwise killed for this fashion house’s profit, but it’s never too late to do the right thing. PETA is celebrating Oscar de la Renta for following the lead of other designers—and practically every department store—in cementing the demise of the cruel and grisly fur industry.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.


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