Dominatrices’ Arrive With ‘Cow’ To Target ‘Le Cuir À Paris’ Leather Trade Show

‘Bad Girls’ Urge Consumers to Be Good to Animals

For Immediate Release:
14 April 2004

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Paris –  Dressed in sexy, sinthetic outfits and carrying signs reading, ‘Pleather Yourself’, and, ‘Good Girls Fake It’, members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), accompanied by PETA’s ‘cow’ mascot, will ‘expose’ the gruesome facts about how animals suffer during the process of being made into the leather that will be on display at ‘Le Cuir à Paris’:

Date:  Thursday, 15 April
Time:  12 noon sharp
Place: Intersection of Boulevard Lefebvre and Place
            Porte de Versailles, Gate A

Most of the millions of cows, pigs, sheep and goats who are slaughtered for their skin endure the horrors of factory farming: overcrowding, deprivation and various mutilations such as castration, branding, tail-docking and de-horning without anaesthetics. At the end of their short, miserable lives, they are stunned, skinned, hung upside-down and bled to death. Much of the leather that is sold in France comes from India, China and other countries where animal-protection laws are either non-existent or unenforced and where cows, goats and other animals often endure violent beatings and suffer wounds and broken bones from extreme overcrowding in trucks.

The scantily-clad protesters plan to show participants in ‘Le Cuir à Paris’, as well as sophisticated consumers, that real beauty is not just skin deep. ‘By showing some of our skin, we hope to save animals’ skins’, says ‘dominatrix’ Stéphanie
Rebato. ‘With today’s stylish and comfortable synthetics and faux leather, it’s easy to moove away from leather and leave the hides behind.’

For more information on PETA’s Leather Campaign, visit PETA’s Web site