Will Kris Jenner Donate Furs to PETA?

After Kardashian Matriarch Puts Fur, Animal-Skin Items Up for Sale, Group Intervenes in Animals' Behalf

For Immediate Release:
November 12, 2019

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Los Angeles – Kris Jenner put several fur coats and accessories—as well as leather accessories and an exotic-skin handbag—up for sale in her online shop, prompting PETA to rush her a letter urging her to give the items to PETA’s fur donation program instead. The program sends donated furs to individuals who need the warmth, in refugee camps and at homeless shelters, as well as to wildlife rehabilitation facilities, where they’re used as bedding for orphaned wildlife.

“When good folks like Anjelica Huston, Mariah Carey, Mary Tyler Moore, and many others learned of the cruelty inherent in fur, they donated their items to PETA,” PETA Manager Rachel Stotts writes to Jenner. “There’s nothing that we can do to undo the harm caused by the making of these items, but by donating them, you’d be sending a strong, charitable message that helps humans in need and animals.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—notes that the retail industry is shifting. Hundreds of major designers and retailers, including Armani, Burberry, Chanel, Gucci, Michael Kors, Prada, Versace, and YOOX Net-a-Porter, have banned fur. InStyle banished fur from its pages, London and Amsterdam fashion weeks went fur-free, and California joined Japan, Norway, and many others in opposing fur.

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PETA’s letter to Kris Jenner follows.

Dear Kris,

We saw that you’re selling some of your designer items, including furs and animal-skin clothing, and we’re hoping you’ll instead consider donating them to PETA so that we can use them to help humans in need. When good folks like Anjelica Huston, Mariah Carey, Mary Tyler Moore, and many others learned of the cruelty inherent in fur, they donated their items to PETA so that we could give them to the only people who really have an excuse to wear them. We donated them to homeless shelters in the U.S. and to displaced refugees in Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Syria, and we’d be happy to do the same with yours.

Won’t you please do the kind thing and donate the items, for which you could receive a nice tax deduction? There’s nothing that we can do to undo the harm caused by the making of these items, but by donating them, you’d be sending a strong, charitable message that helps humans in need and animals.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Rachel Stotts

Celebrity Relations Manager

PETA

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