Tiffany Stanley: Turn Your Back on Fur
Irish model, reality TV star and actor Tiffany Stanley is urging her government to give fur the cold shoulder and ban cruel fur farms in a new nude ad for PETA, shot by photographer Volker Fleck.
Sexy Stanley is determined to help put an end to an industry that confines 225,000 minks every year to small cages and then rips the skin off their tiny backs. She explains why she’s passionate enough about this cause to bare all: “The fur industry shows Ireland in a really bad light. The sooner we end the shameful practice of stealing animals’ skins, the better”.
She’s not alone in her concern. More than 9,000 people have already sent messages to the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney calling for a ban on fur farms, and fellow Irish model Suzanne McCabe, Dublin-born musician Imelda May, and Irish-American actor Anjelica Huston have also teamed up with PETA to speak out against Ireland’s fur-farming industry.
Animals raised on fur farms go insane when they’re confined to tiny, filthy cages in all weather extremes. They are then electrocuted, poisoned, gassed or have their necks broken. Although the overwhelming majority of the Irish public supports a ban on fur farming, Coveney has taken no meaningful steps towards putting an end to this industry.
Send your own message to him here: petauk.org/irishfur
Mink image: Jo-Anne McArthur / WeAnimals.org