For Immediate Release:
March 14, 2018
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – Below, please find a statement from PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews in response to Donatella Versace announcing she will no longer use real animal fur in any of her designs.
PETA led runway disruptions, protests, and a 2006 ad blitz at a time when Versace was synonymous with fur, so this news is most welcome. Donatella’s realization that it’s wrong to bludgeon and electrocute animals for fur is a major turning point in the campaign for compassionate fashion, and PETA looks forward to seeing a leather-free Versace next.
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