Reality star and housewife Vicki Gunvalson bans fur from wardrobe thanks to PETA
by Allyson Koerner
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Vicki Gunvalson, mainly known for starring on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” is officially jumping on the anti-fur bandwagon thanks to PETA.

Last week, after strutting her stuff across the small screen in her brand new fur coat given to her by boyfriend Brooks Ayers, Gunvalson caused quite the stir and rage from animal lovers. Well, PETA reached out to her and now the housewife is banning fur from her wardrobe, reports.

PETA contacted the 50-year-old by sending a letter and a graphic video depicting the gruesome fur industry, which turned Gunvalson around for good.

“The world has changed and I must change as well. Fur, while it was never something I needed or specifically wanted, it was in my mindset as something glamorous and a sign of success for a woman,” Gunvalson told directly.

“That is absolutely no longer the case. When PETA sent me video footage of investigations on fur farms, I was horrified by the cruelty involved. These animals endure terrible pain and this cruelty is something I do not want to ever be a part of.”

The animal rights group seems to have really gotten through to the reality star as she is now partnering with PETA to raise awareness through their fur coat giveaway program where these coats provide warmth for homeless people.

Gunvalson noted, “I hope my fans who were unaware of this cruelty will see my change of heart and join the millions of people around the globe who shun fur. I want to encourage my fans to be comfortable in their own skin, not that of an animal who has endured tremendous suffering.”

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