Laura Vandervoort, star of Smallville and V is the latest celeb to bare all for PETA‘s ads against the use of animal skins and furs in fashion.
According to PETA, the actress unveiled her “Whose Skin Are You In?” ad at Toronto Fashion Week. Vandervoort, whose body was painted to look like reptile skin in the photo, said, “Three or four alligators have to die for one purse…They nail the snake’s head to a tree while it is still alive and peel its skin off. Because they are cold-blooded creatures, they take that much longer to die, so they suffer that much longer.”
Maybe her role as a reptile on V has inspired her to speak up for her reptilian friends. Vandervoort also said, “[Y]ou wouldn’t skin your dog to wear to an event, to go out on a date, just for a status symbol. So please, have some compassion for animals.”
Check out a video interview of Laura – and the full ad after the jump below.