It must be really nice to be Michelle Obama. Not only does she have incredible style and an enviable figure, but she gets sent clothing for free! Amazing!
The 47-year old has notably been fur free in all her choices and, to up the ante, PETA sent her a faux-leather jacket to try and sway her to clean out all animal products from her closet.
The jacket is from asos.com, and is cruelty free. Along with the gift came a letter explaining to Mrs. Obama that cows raised for their flesh and skin often endure painful branding, dehorning, castration, and tail-docking, all without the help of painkillers. Additionally, once at the slaughterhouse many of these animals are skinned while they are still conscious… Disgusting.
The first lady has been on a roll with reforms, starting her “Let’s Move!” campaign to inspire healthier choices in kids, hosting an eco-friendly Easter egg roll, and penning a book about the White House garden with all proceeds going to charity.
So, in terms of PETA’s message getting through, we think it has a pretty good chance. Here’s hoping she makes an eco-fashion statement!