by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes.

carey.jpgMariah Carey received two floor-length mink coats from a rich admirer in Russia and then decided that the right thing to do was hand them over to PETA for charity. Apparently, there is an annual winter drive sponsored by PETA where individuals can donate fur coats to refugees or homeless to help ward off the cold. Sadly, one of Mariah’s coats took a slight detour. From the article,

“According to PETA sources, one coat was on its way to Switzerland, where it was to be included in a sealed container bound for Mongolia to be included in a Swiss Animal Protection Society drive – but the coat never arrived.

UPS tells PETA the coat cannot be located and is lost. After filing a claim, the anti-fur charity will be reimbursed the full $7,500. The other coat Carey donated did get to its destination – Los Angeles – and will be used as the canvas of a new anti-fur campaign, created by graffiti artist Marcus Suarez.”

Hmmm…Mongolia is quite the destination for a fur coat. Isn’t there someone freezing in Saskatchewan? It’s at least a little closer. Sadly, fur is making a fashion comeback. Celebrities like Kate Moss, Jade Jagger, Jennifer Lopez, P. Diddy (or whatever the hell his name is) and others are all showing off their skins. Unbelievable. The very act makes me sick. I don’t care if you’re the kindest person in the world; if you go around wearing the fur of some poor animal stuck in a trap for hours or killed senselessly, you’re a hypocrite. Get those cans of red paint ready…..

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.coatsforcubs.org Andrea

    If you want to donate your unwanted furs to a domestic organization, you can donate to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)’ Coats for Cubs program. Through the program, HSUS collects all types of fur items and donates them to wildlife rehabilitators around the country who use the fur as bedding with their orphaned or injured wildlife. The fur gives the wildlife comfort and reduces stress. You can also receive a tax deduction. For more info, see http://www.coatsforcubs.org

  • http://www.ecorazzi.com rebecca

    It’s just Diddy now, except I think in the UK where a guy already named Diddy sued him.

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