For Immediate Release:
May 22, 2019
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
New York – Below, please find a statement from PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews in response to reports that Prada won’t use fur in future collections:
For years, PETA has pushed Prada to reject cruelty from the inside – as a shareholder at the company’s annual meetings. This follows over a decade of protests by PETA and our affiliates – including crashing catwalks and organizing street demonstrations – calling on the label to shed its skins. Its decision to ban fur is a triumph for animals and activists. But while PETA applauds Prada for joining the ever-growing list of fashion houses that are dropping fur, we now urge the brand to follow in Chanel’s compassionate footsteps by also removing cruelly obtained exotic skins – including crocodile, lizard, and snake skins – from future collections. Most shoppers no longer wish to wear anything from any animal who was electrocuted, bludgeoned, and killed.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”, and more information is available at PETA.org.