There are still a few celebs who lend their voices to PETA’s cause.
Most recently showcased are Kara DioGuardi, singer, Mario, and Audrina Patridge of “The Hills.”
Click on the thumbnails to view their ads.
In more PETA news, Benetton seems to be the latest clothing company being scrutinized by the animal-loving organization.
Apparently, PETA has learned that Benetton will most likely include real fur in its fall/winter 2009 line.
This, they say, “despite knowing that animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages, often with exposed bones, wounds, and eye infections.”
“While the company has committed to becoming fur-free as of 2010, animals shouldn’t have to endure even one more season of abuse,” PETA continues on their web site.
If you’re passionate about this issue, click here to be heard.
Before you read further, let me caution you.
Some of your fave celebs may be nominated for this title.
And it’s not because they don’t have a great fashion sense.
It’s because Peta’s calling them out for insisting on incorporating fur into their outfits.
Nominees include Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Ashton Kutcher and Lindsay Lohan.
Seems like no designer who disses animal rights can escape Peta’s rage.
This time, they’re targeting Armani.
The activist group really got my attention with this vivid description on their web site.
Recent undercover investigations of rabbit fur farms and slaughterhouses in China and France—countries where Armani has bought fur—reveal that workers pulled rabbits out of their cages by their ears and shocked them in the head, sometimes multiple times, while the animals screamed. The bleeding rabbits twitched and shook with their eyes open wide before they died.
So sad! :-(
If you’re gung-ho about animal rights, help Peta convince Armani to drop fur in time for the Oscars — the deadline they’ve set for this action alert.
PETA hits San Diego on Monday.
Continuing on their “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign, PETA’s nude activists will be standing on the public sidewalk near Furs by Graf.
And they’ll be wearing nothing but a heart-shaped sign saying, “Fur–Out, Love–In,” and red underwear to take their message of compassion in fashion to consumers for Valentine’s Day.
When: Monday, February 9, 12 noon
Where: 7670 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego
For more information, visit FurIsDead.com.
Every now and then, PETA puts a fashion designer / retailer on the spot.
This time around, it’s Urban Outfitters for selling vintage fur in their stores.
PETA has issued an Action Alert for its supporters.
PETA recently learned that Urban Outfitters is selling real fur, and while the fur appears to be vintage, selling any fur sends the unacceptable message that it is OK to trap, beat, drown, and anally or vaginally electrocute animals—and even skin animals alive—for clothing.
We need you to tell Urban Outfitters that spreading this message is not acceptable.
Donna Karan’s fall 2009 collection will be fur free.
And it’s because of Tim Gunn.
The make-it-work fashion expert has become the latest celebrity to lend his voice to animals by narrating PETA’s new skins video which he sent with a personal appeal to Donna Karan and Giorgio Armani.
The two designers are known for using rabbit fur in their collections.
Since Tim’s appeal, Donna Karan has indicated that she has “no plans” to use fur in the future.
No word from Mr. Armani yet.
In case you missed it…
Danity Kane featured in happier times as ambassadors for Peta.