Hollywood Icon Cleans Out Her Closet and Her Conscience to Help Orphaned Wildlife and the Homeless
For Immediate Release:
January 30, 2018
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – Oscar winner Anjelica Huston donated her old furs to PETA today, cutting some into bedding for orphaned wildlife and earmarking others for the homeless. Among the items were a lynx-fur jacket, a coat trimmed with muskrat fur, and a black rabbit-fur hat. Photos are available here.
“These coats were given to me decades ago, when I had no idea how animals suffered in the fur trade,” says Huston. “They’ve been sitting in storage for over 20 years. By donating them to PETA, I’ll be giving them a new purpose by providing orphaned wildlife with bedding and helping the homeless keep warm.”
Some coats will be sent from Beverly Hills to the hills of West Virginia, where the Scott Place Shelter will use them to keep the homeless warm during this bitterly cold winter. Others will be cut up and sent to Minnesota, where Cuddle Coats will use them as bedding for orphaned wildlife.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—notes that most animals used for fur spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages until they’re bludgeoned, poisoned, electrocuted, or even skinned alive. Many top designers and retailers have gone fur-free, including Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Gucci, and Michael Kors.
Huston joins a long list of former fur-wearers who have donated their coats to PETA, including Mariah Carey, Kim Cattrall, Mary Tyler Moore, and Sharon Osbourne.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.