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The First Step Towards a Fur-Free Russia?

Olga Shelest speaks out against cruel fur industryWe’ve just brought our campaign against fur to the country that buys more of it than any other in the world – Russia.

With well-known TV presenter (and vegan) Olga Shelest as the face of the campaign and a series of hard-hitting ads appearing on Moscow’s streets, people in Russia will soon have no excuse for overlooking the appalling cruelty that lies behind their animal-skin garments.

Olga admits that when she was younger, she owned a fur coat – before she learned the gruesome facts about where it came from. “When I see those girls now wearing coats with the paws and animal heads on them, it is the least sexy thing imaginable”, Olga says. That’s because animals on fur farms lead lives filled with pain and fear before they are killed in horrific ways – and many are skinned alive. In China, now the world’s biggest exporter of fur, more than 2 million cats and dogs are killed every year for their skin.

The new PETA ad, which features an image of a blood-stained fur coat alongside a rabbit, is designed to help people understand that fur is not compatible with compassion.

 

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  1. ITS all to do with money these animals are exploited for their fur and suffer inhuman conditions and cruel death at the hands of these evil vile so called human beings with absolutely no feelings what so ever.

  2. fur looks best on the animal it was meant for , i know that today there are so many other things we can wear to keep warm and look nice , some even are so like fur its hard to see diference so there is no need for this barbaric treatment of animals

  3. avatar julie anne says:

    Animal fur belongs on the animal, not stupid vain people.

  4. avatar Ann Jones says:

    I wish you all the luck in the world with this campaign because you are going to need it. Somehow I don’t see Russia becoming fur free, they have a different take on life. In general they can’t even be kind to their own species, let alone animals who are not even on the pecking list.

  5. avatar Fred Nye says:

    Ann Jones says it all in her comment,nothing else can be said.

  6. avatar janet Theaker says:

    Come on Russia for gods sake. How the hell can you call yourselves an educated & civilized society when you are acting like savages and cavemen. The only skin you should be wearing is your own. You are a disgrace if you think you look nice wearing the skin of an animal who has been tortured. No matter how hard you try, the fur will allways look better on the animal it belongs to.

  7. avatar kristel moens says:

    Please stopp killing animals for their fur. There are much better and cheaper ways to have great, warm and fashionable things than strip innocent creatures from there fur and skin.

  8. avatar sarah young says:

    stop killing animals for there fur its just greed like everything else

  9. avatar jessica says:

    LOS ANIMALES VALEN MUCHO PARA DIOS, Y NADIE TIENE DERECHO A MALTRATARLOS. YO NUNCA E APOYADO A LOS QUE HACEN DE LAS PIELES UN NEGOCIO PARA ELLOS , DEBERIAN DE TRABAJAR DE VERDAD, Y NO ESTAR VIVIENDO DEL SUFRIMIENTO DE SERES INDEFENSOS, SI ALGUN DIA DE VIRARAN LOS PAPELES Y LOS ANIMALES LES HICIERAN LO MISMO A ESAS PERSONAS MALAS.

  10. avatar Judith Smith says:

    Fur looks better on the Animal. Humans think they can do anything they want
    This is pure greed.

  11. avatar Natalia says:

    Thank God someone has started educated Russia about fur. It looks ridiculous on people anyway, so maybe this will convince Russian women to stop wearing it. Olga Shelest-I love you!

  12. avatar christine carol flynn says:

    the world is a wonderful place, shame the human race is not the same.

  13. avatar Jane Moore says:

    What an appalling and barbaric way to treat any living creature. Shame, shame and shame again on all who support this needless inhumanity.

  14. avatar Gerson says:

    In Russia it’s going to be difficult… their heart is as cold as their climate.

  15. avatar LINDA BADHAM says:

    everything that is living and breathing is connected, we are all of the same life force.therefore what ever is done to an animal is done to yourself ! cruelty is a disgrace to humanity and to GOD.

  16. avatar Linda McGill says:

    This is wrong and unnecessary. Please help

  17. avatar jeanie says:

    I agree with most comments,Fur belongs on who was born with it.Russia will not tollerate being told what to do.It might make them more determined to wear it.I hope that turns out not to be the case.Animals need to be protected from the barbaric ways they are treated and killed.No one has the right to wear another speices skin.!!!

  18. avatar Michael Tekel says:

    THe economic incentive needs to be removed, the end users of the fur. THe ignorant people who slaughter these animals do not see the big picture.We need to stop the end users of the fur (fashion industry and narcissitic rich.)

  19. avatar MARIA SONIA ESTRADA SOLERO says:

    STOP A LAS PIELES DE ANIMALES

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  21. avatar chander kumar soni says:

    i love rabbit / bunney.

  22. avatar BROWN-JONES says:

    SHAME ON YOU!

  23. avatar Elena says:

    I am from Russia and I am ashamed of my country!

  24. avatar alina says:

    SHAME IN RUSSIA AND ALL OVER THE WORLD PEOPLES WHO DRESS WITH FUR

  25. avatar Phil Senior says:

    Don’t be ashamed, Elena, because Canada is far, far worse – and doesn’t give a damn.

  26. avatar tANIA says:

    There is no need for fur these days. Russia, u can do it too! Nice warm coats are much warmer and better then skinned animals fur.

  27. avatar Marina says:

    I’m originally from Russia and I’m a vegan who tries to educate others not to wear leather or fur, and of course not to eat meat.

  28. avatar Irina says:

    I’ve moved back to Moscow abt 2 yrs ago. And it is still hard to get used to all this fur and “dead animal bodies” walking around. Moreover, I’m not willing to get used to it.
    But indeed, it is going to be tough. Women in Russia – main consumers of the fur industry – are simply reluctant to acknowledge the facts. Even among my friends – it is very hard to spread the word. Everybody who is on this boat needs to make a step, even a small one, to push this effort forward.

  29. […] coat, many Russians are simply unaware of how unethical real fur is. In 2013, PETA launched a groundbreaking anti-fur ad campaign in Moscow – but of course, there is much work still to be done in the country that buys more fur than any […]

  30. avatar leave amimals fur alone says:

    plss help the animals they dont deserve to be killed :( ;(

  31. avatar leave amimals fur alone says:

    i know that some countries need something to keep themselves warm but fur is not the only solution to this problem . Animals are getting killed by the most cruelest methods and that makes me sad !!!!! please stop it :( :(
    :(

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