Singer and actor Natalie Imbruglia has taken time out from her busy schedule judging The X Factor to narrate an anti-fur video for PETA Asia. “There is no kind way to rip the skin off animals’ backs,” says Imbruglia. “Anyone who wears any fur shares the blame for the torture and gruesome deaths of millions of animals each year.”
Nearly 74 percent of Australia’s fur is imported from China—the world’s leading fur exporter—where millions of dogs and cats are killed for the international fur trade. The fur is often processed and relabeled in other countries, making it impossible to tell where—or which species—it came from. Animals on fur farms in China are commonly skinned alive. Fur farms elsewhere are no better: Animals are forced to live in filthy, cramped cages before they are killed by gassing, anal electrocution, or neck-breaking.
Many of the world’s most stylish celebrities, including Eva Mendes, Kate Winslet, Kelly Osbourne, Charlize Theron, Pamela Anderson, and Natalie Portman, shun fur. And some of the world’s most renowned fashion designers, such as Vivienne Westwood, Peter Morrissey, Alannah Hill, Gail Elliott, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Stella McCartney, never use fur in their designs.
What You Can Do: Sign the Pledge to Go Fur-Free
Join Natalie Imbruglia in fighting the cruel fur trade and helping the millions of animals worldwide who are beaten, electrocuted, and hanged for their fur. Sign the pledge today, and don’t forget to encourage your friends and family members to do the same.