What do you give a beautiful and charming New York socialite for her birthday? Fur coats, of course. At her birthday luncheon today, Cornelia Guest and her well-wishers donated dozens of their own coats – made from foxes, chinchillas, rabbits, minks and other animals – to PETA US’ fur-coat giveaway program for the homeless.
PETA US Vice President Dan Mathews was on hand to collect the furs and said, “Fur used to be a uniform in high society, but that’s all changing, and nobody illustrates that better than Cornelia”.
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If, like us, you love The Twilight Saga, you’re already all geared up for the latest serving of vampire mania, Breaking Dawn – Part 1, due to hit cinema screens this weekend.
Despite their characters’ dead hearts, many of the smouldering Twilight stars have a warm heart for animals. The newest member to appear in a PETA ad is hunky werewolf Booboo Stewart (aka “Seth Clearwater“).
Stewart wants you to know that buying an animal from a breeder or pet shop means killing the chances of animals … Read more.
Our colossal “cottontails” joined in the festivities at Oxford Street last night as the famous London shopping area switched on their Christmas lights. The giant rabbits spread holiday cheer by urging shoppers to go fur-free this holiday season.
Buying fur coats, collars or cuffs made from animals who have been bludgeoned to death, strangled, electrocuted and even skinned alive goes against the Christmas spirit of peace and compassion. With so many fashionable, comfortable and warm faux-fur and pleather options available today, there is no excuse for buying bits and pieces of any … Read more.
Legendary Wuthering Heights singer Kate Bush is used to being in the spotlight, but when promotional photos for her latest album, 50 Words for Snow, appeared online, many of her fans were concerned to see her wearing what appeared to be real fur.
In a statement she issued, Kate explains: “We have recently taken some photos and I just want to pre-empt any concerns there might be as I’m sure most of you will feel the same way as I do about wearing real fur. All the fur in these … Read more.
That may seem like a no-brainer statement, but read on:
Professional Beauty Award winners and smooth operators Ministry of Waxing unsurprisingly find fur really unattractive, and that includes the kind that can be found on coats, bags and shoes! That’s why they’re using their wax factor to help save animals from the cruel fur trade by generously donating £2 from every full-priced Brazilian and XXXX wax in store to PETA until the end of December!
Quite literally, by losing your own fur, you can help animals keep theirs!
So whether you’re a … Read more.
Hard to imagine that footwear involving the mutilation of millions of sheep could get any ugglier, but now tests conducted on knock-off UGG-style boots labelled as “Australian sheepskin” reveal that they were actually made of raccoon dog fur, most likely from animals confined to barbaric Chinese fur farms.
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Raccoon dogs are confined to row upon row of tiny wire cages that are exposed to the elements. Many of the animals go insane from the intensive confinement. Undercover video … Read more.
During a week that marks both Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday and World Animal Day, we thought it appropriate to take a moment to reflect on these words of wisdom from the “Great Soul”: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. If Gandhi were alive today, how would the UK fare in his eyes?
One of the first pieces of animal rights legislation in the world, the Cruel Treatment of Cattle Act of 1822, was introduced in the UK, and we’ve … Read more.
The West Hollywood City Council yesterday voted unanimously to ban the sale of fur. A Fur Free West Hollywood campaign organiser Shannon Keith remarked: “West Hollywood’s ordinance banning the sale of fur is a historic step for the rest of the world, as it is the first city in the United States to pass such an ordinance. Cities like West Hollywood and communities all around the country are recognizing that the fur trade is barbaric, cruel and not fashionable”.
The ban makes West Hollywood the first city in the world to … Read more.
The European Union has done it again. First, it banned the sale of products from slaughtered seals, and now the European Parliament is requiring that all clothing containing any fur or leather whatsoever be clearly marked with labels stating, “Non-textile parts of animal origin”.
Member of the European Parliament Eva-Britt Svensson of Sweden said the new regulations would benefit animals, consumers, and allergy sufferers. “We’re always saying that consumer power is important, but if we’re serious about this, we have to live up to it and give consumers a chance to … Read more.
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Baroness Lola Young wants the House of Lords to elect faux fur to Parliament. The baroness led a debate in the House of Lords last week to ask Her Majesty’s government what plans it has to support and promote ethical and sustainable clothing.
Prior to the debate, PETA shared with the baroness information about the fur industry and noted that the overwhelming majority of British people are opposed to real fur – 95 percent according to a 2010 poll. Pointing out that, as representatives of the people, … Read more.