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.
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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Warm-blooded males will be getting the message loud and clear today that only the cold-hearted could wear snakeskin boots or python belts. Model Amii Grove is supporting PETA’s campaign to highlight the plight of exotic animals who are killed for the skins trade by gracing the pages of Page 3 while body-painted to look like a snake. It took six hours for body painter Laura Scimone to transform Amii into a beautiful snake.
Amii was horrified to find out from PETA that snakes and lizards are commonly nailed … Read more.
Wearing nothing but strategically placed bling, rapper Waka Flocka Flame shows off his tattoos – and more – in his brand-new PETA campaign ad, with the message “Ink, Not Mink. Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin and Let Animals Keep Theirs”. The ad was shot by top celebrity photographer Robert Sebree.
In an exclusive PETA US interview, Waka calls on the hip-hop community to consider the animals who are cruelly killed for fur coats, collars and cuffs. “Understand where that fox fur came from before you spend $1,000″, he says. “Someone … Read more.
Today, The Sun introduced Britain’s animals to their very own real-life superhero. To quote the benevolent masked crusader: “I make sure people aren’t abusing their animals. I serve justice to those who deserve it. We stand for those who cannot, because we can”. Bravo! Rapturous applause from your fans at PETA!
While “the black arrow” battles the forces of evil in defence of our furry friends, there are plenty of simple things that anyone can do to be an everyday hero for animals. Here are just a few:
- Go vegan. Giving
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Fed up with people pinching their pelts, an army of 10 giant “rabbits” invaded Piccadilly Circus today. Carrying signs that read, “Save Our Skins – Don’t Wear Fur!” and “Have a Heart – Don’t Wear Fur”, the colossal cottontails were protesting against the use of fur for clothing just before London Fashion Week, which starts tomorrow.
PETA’s rabbits are all riled up that fur-wearers support the slaughter of animals for their skins. On fur farms, animals spend their entire lives trapped in tiny, filthy cages, where they suffer severe physical and emotional … Read more.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, four gorgeous lads and lasses from Superior Model Management brought some passion to Parliament Square by staging a steamy bed scene for passers-by. Wearing just enough to preserve their modesty and holding heart-shaped signs reading, “Fur – Out! Love – In!” models Josie Smith, Lynsey Taylor, Brian Kearney and Jonathan Horn encouraged Edinburgh residents to have a heart by shunning fur.
“We’re bringing our big hearts and bare skin to beautiful Edinburgh with the message that animals are not ours to wear“, says PETA … Read more.