by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes.

manson.gifAnother week begins and two more high-profile PETA campaigns take off. First up, Scottish rocker Shirley Manson is appearing in a new anti-fur campaign holding up the carcass of a skinned fox. Wearing a Stella McCartney-designed dress (how appropriate), Manson poster reads “Here is the rest of your fur coat.” From the article,

“Manson, who is based in Los Angeles and currently recording her first solo album, said: ‘I believe very strongly in the ethical treatment of animals. A lot of my fans are very pro-animal rights and have often, when I have been wearing fake fur, said: ‘Is that real?’ and really gotten upset, and I have had to reassure them: ‘No it’s cool, it’s fake, don’t worry. They have made me very conscious of it, and I am really grateful that they have made me pay attention.'”

PETA also took the wraps off a new anti-seal hunt campaign headlined by three-time Olympian and world-renowned French figure skater, Surya Bonaly. This being her second PETA ad, Bonaly is no stranger to controversy such campaign create. According to the site, when asked by young fan, “But isn’t fur so pretty?” She replied, “Yes, my dear, you have pretty hair, too—but does that mean we should cut your head off and wear it?” Word is that little girl is still in therapy.

Bonaly is coming out against the annual Canadian seal hunt in which “335,000 seal pups as young as 2 weeks old are beaten with clubs, shot, impaled on hooks, and even skinned alive for their fur as their mothers watch helplessly nearby.” Her ad featuring blood on ice is a fitting analogy to the real hunt.

Hit both articles for more info.

In other news, Tommy Hilfiger has agreed to drop fur from his entire collection….[more]

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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  • rebecca

    I must have breezed by that photo a couple of times before I looked at it. OMG – that is a crazy image! Get’s the point across, that’s for sure.

  • claudia marrapodi

    this is once again an amazing PETA action! i admire them and all the celebrities taking part in their great actions for the animal cause!

  • tee.

    The PETA ad would be more effective if the text were accurate. You can oppose the seal hunt with the facts, and I wish animal rights groups would realize that.

  • Dana

    Glad to see these celebs speaking up. Since the fur industry is partly driven by the celebrity and fashion world, I’ve only thought it right for anti-fur celebs to get actively involved in the debate.

    The only part of the text that is not accurate is the part about the females seals watching their pups being killed. The females nurse their pups for only about 2 weeks and have usually abandoned their pups by the time the hunters come in late March. But still, the pups haven’t learned how to swim proficiently yet and don’t have any means of escape. Since there’s absolutely no element of fair chase, I’ve always thought it should be called a “slaughter” not a “hunt.”