woody harrelson fur video
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Photo: HSUS

In perhaps our favorite new anti-fur video, Woody Harrelson and The Humane Society of the United States make clear the reasons every person should choose faux over fur.

For those of you who are too frightened to press the play button, don’t fret. The video does a great job of not showing any actual animals being injured while still making the strong case against fur.

Harrelson narrates, “What would be the difference between a family pet versus, say, another animal raised and killed for fur. They’re both cute. Maybe you can’t cuddle with some but that doesn’t mean they haven’t come to a consensus that having their hides handed to them hurts like hell.”

Harrelson said about the importance of the video and its tactic of not showing any actual violence, “It’s always difficult for people to deal with images of animal cruelty head-on; no one wants to look at what really goes into the making of fur. This video is so impactful because it lets you know without having to see. I really hope it makes fashion designers and consumers think twice about using and wearing animal fur, when so many great alternatives are available and just as stylish.”

Check out the video below.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shefali-OHara/100000539994086 Shefali O’Hara

    Great video!!!!

  • Kirsty

    Love that he is standing up for this! How could any fashion designer or
    consumer ever think this is okay. It should be something for the
    history books. Great video Woody!!!