Sultry Protesters Bare All to Expose the Truth About Fur Outside Fashion Week Seminar
What: Wearing nothing but a banner reading, “We’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur”, two People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Asia-Pacific (PETA) beauties will protest against fur outside a Hong Kong fashion week fur seminar tomorrow. Other PETA members will hand out leaflets explaining how countless animals suffer and die to become cuffs, collars and coats.
PETA wants fashion week attendees to know that animals trapped for their fur suffer excruciating pain — often for days — before their chests are stomped on or their necks are broken by trappers. Beavers caught in underwater traps struggle frantically before they drown. On fur farms, animals spend their entire lives in tiny, filthy cages, where they suffer physical and psychological distress before they are killed by poisoning, gassing, neck-breaking, or anal or vaginal electrocution. In China, the world’s leading fur exporter, animals on fur farms are commonly skinned alive. In addition, millions of dogs and cats are killed in China for the international fur trade. Because cat and dog fur is often deliberately mislabelled as fur from other species, it can wind up in stores anywhere in the world.
“I’ll gladly bare my skin if it will help save animals’ skins”, says PETA campaigner Ashley Fruno. “In the 21st century — with so many stylish, comfortable alternatives to fur available — there’s no excuse for supporting one of the most hideous industries on the planet.”
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai (next to the Golden Bohemia statue)
When: Monday, 14 January, 4:30 pm sharp
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For more information, please visit PETAAsiaPacific.com.