Mariah 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…..