PETA Pals to Promote Cruelty-Free Clothing From Herald Square to Soho
For Immediate Release:
December 14, 2016
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
New York – What: It’s Christmastime in the city—and a fleet of PETA mascots, including two “rabbits,” a “fox,” and a “raccoon,” will hit the streets and the subway on Thursday to encourage holiday shoppers to keep fur off their shopping lists. The costumed crusaders—along with human helpers wielding anti-fur signs and leaflets—will start in Herald Square at noon and then take the R train to Prince Street.
When: Thursday, December 15 (The protesters will meet in Herald Square at 12 noon sharp and descend into the subway promptly at 12:15 p.m., arriving in Soho around 12:30 p.m.)
Where: 34th Street–Herald Square Station, at the intersection of W. 34th Street and Sixth Avenue, New York
Prince Street Station, at the intersection of Prince Street and Broadway, New York
“PETA’s mascot pals will remind shoppers from Macy’s to Bloomingdale’s that every fur coat, collar, or cuff costs sensitive animals their lives,” says PETA Associate Director Ashley Byrne. “Caring people can offer animals a little comfort and joy this holiday season by refusing to buy or wear fur.”
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 are bludgeoned, poisoned, electrocuted, or even skinned alive. That’s part of why a growing number of top designers and retailers—including Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Topshop, Zara, Urban Outfitters, Gap Inc., J.Crew, and many more—are all fur-free.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.