by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Photo: PETA

Back in May, when she was still famously known as “George Clooney’s Girlfriend”, model Elisabetta Canalis posed for a series of sultry photos as part of PETA’s “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign.

Four months later, the 33-year-old no longer is attached to the famous movie star, but is set to capture the hearts of Americans on her own as a contestant on the new season of “Dancing with the Stars”. And there’s perhaps no better way to make her an early favorite than with the release of those new PETA ads.

“I decided to go nude because I think that nudity always creates a big reaction,” she told the animal rights org. “That is what is required to keep people’s attention on such a brutal practice …. These poor animals are electrocuted, skinned alive, drowned, and bludgeoned just for the sake of fashion.”

Check out another shot of Canalis below. PETA will promote the ad on billboards and ads worldwide starting this fall.

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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  • Samantha Stone

    Beautiful woman, lousy cause. Cannot understand how people could be so irresponsible and not have any sense. Wearing faux fur as opposed to natural fur is wrong and does not look appealing. Fur is biodegradable, therfore does not hurt the environment, while faux is artificial and made from polluting petrochemicals. And the hypocrisy of wearing leather and eating meat is almost laughable. In addition, while resarh laboratories use more animals than the fur industry, they are resposible for the vaccines than keep us all alive – yet they are picked on as well. How do people support a cause that does more harm to people and falsely claims to support animal welfare, yet puts to sleep more each year at shelters when they are sick or can’t find homes for them. Wake up people!

  • Rat King

    Beautiful Elisabetta Canalis inside out! Thank you so much for standing up for innocent animals!