True story: first date, super-cute girl, delicious Mexican food and/or margaritas, decent conversation. Walking back to the subway we pass a woman in an atrocious fur coat. I roll my eyes and make some comment to said first date about how disgusting that is. She says — and I quote here — “Really, I think fur is really sexy. I have two fur coats at home.” Needless to say there was no second date!
Obviously that first date was NOT with Natalie Imbruglia or that convo would have never happened. Like so many other stars, Natalie is proving that she gives a damn by posing for PETA’s new fur-free ad.
Nat says: “There is no kind way to rip the skin off animals’ backs. In the wild, animals are caught in snares and steel-jaw traps that slam down on their limbs—they often cut down to the bone and mutilate animals’ legs and paws. Anyone who wears any fur shares the blame for the torture and gruesome deaths of millions of animals each year.” Go Natalie!
While I don’t agree with spray-painting or screaming at fur-wearing so-and-so’s (I’m a peaceful activist, yo), I do show my support for the fur-free lifestyle by sporting the HSUS’s NO FUR pin all winter long. In fact, I always carry three or four extras in my pocket so that when somebody compliments me on my swag (which they do like once a week) I can share my pride!
So a big shimmy and shake to Natalie Imbruglia for leading by example and proving that cruelty is never, ever fashionable!