Eve Mendes speaks out against wearing fur, however Kelis gives Peta the middle finger. Peta sent a letter to Kelis recently explaining to her why she should throw away her fur coats…..this is going to be very interesting watching from the sidelines. Just last week the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said it is pulling an ad campaign that used the likeness of first lady Michelle Obama without her permission.
At the same time, PETA is urging the White House to take a stand against another unauthorized use – the debut last week of the Ringling Bros. circus’ newest performing elephant, “Baby Barack.”
PETA said it used photos of Michelle Obama in an anti-fur campaign because the first lady does not wear fur. But they never received authorization to use her image.
Michael McGraw, a PETA spokesman, said the decision to pull the Michelle Obama ad campaign, which also featured Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Underwood and Tyra Banks, was “to show good faith.”
Peta had no right to use her image without the first lady permission. Word on the Internet street is Peta did not have Carrie’s permission to use her image in their ad campaign. It was a bit contradicting and sneaky for Peta to photo shop an old digital image of Oprah into their ad campaign wearing a leather skirt practically down to her feet!
Kelis wrote a letter to Peta that probably had their jaws drop to the floor after reading her letter, due to her lack of consideration to not wear fur.
Peta respond with a letter to Kelis.:
I hope that this finds you well. I’m writing today because we’ve been inundated with phone calls and e-mails from folks alerting us to photos of you wearing a fur hat and coat while out in London over the weekend.
Please know that animals killed for their fur endure immense suffering. Foxes, minks, coyotes, and rabbits—and even dogs and cats—are bludgeoned, strangled, genitally electrocuted, and even skinned alive for their pelts. We hope that you’ll take a moment to watch an undercover exposé of fur farms, hosted by Eva Mendes, at http://www.peta.org/FeatureEvaMendes.asp.
If you enjoy the look of fur, renowned designers, including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Stella McCartney, and Vivienne Westwood, couple fashion with compassion and use only faux fur in their lines. We hope you found this information helpful and will join countless celebrities, like Charlize Theron, Khloe Kardashian, Nia Long, Kid Sister, Pink, and Michelle Obama, in publicly swearing off fur.
In the meantime watch Eve Mendes explain in her public service announcement why we should not wear fur. Very graphic images.