Fur-Free & Fabulous
To the editor,
Michelle Obama is one of the most fashion-conscious first ladies in history, so it’s no surprise that she does not wear fur. That’s why PETA is saluting Mrs. Obama – along with Oprah Winfrey and Tyra Banks – in our new “Fur-Free and Fabulous” campaign (AP story).
What makes being fur-free so fabulous? Animals on fur farms are crammed into barren metal cages, with no protection from the driving rain or the scorching sun. Disease and injuries are widespread, and animals suffering from anxiety-induced psychosis chew on their own limbs and throw themselves repeatedly against the cage bars. Fur farmers use the cheapest and cruelest killing methods available, including neck-breaking, electrocution, poisoning and gassing. But many of these crude methods only stun the animals, who then “wake up” while they are being skinned.
By officially rejecting fur, style icons such as Mrs. Obama and Oprah are helping people everywhere see fur for what it is: old-fashioned and cruel.
To find out more, or to view PETA’s “Fur-Free & Fabulous” ad, visit www.PETA.org.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)