Natalie Imbruglia Blasts Fur In Sexy New PETA Europe Ad
For Immediate Release:
14 November 2008
London – What’s the difference between a full-length fur coat and just a little fur trim? Nothing, says famed Aussie singer, actor and model Natalie Imbruglia, who took the time to pose for a sexy new anti-fur ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Europe. In the ad, Imbruglia is pictured holding a rabbit to her naked chest next to the tagline “Tell Him It’s Just a Little Fur Trim”.
“There is no kind way to rip the skin off animals’ backs”, says Imbruglia, who starred in the popular Aussie soap opera Neighbours. She launched her career with the international hit single “Torn” and followed it up with her 1997 debut album Left of the Middle, which sold more than 7 million copies worldwide. She also grabbed an MTV Music Award along the way. “Anyone who wears any fur shares the blame for the torture and gruesome deaths of millions of animals each year.”
Why does fur make Imbruglia’s skin crawl? Animals who are trapped in the wild for their fur often suffer for days before they are stamped or bludgeoned to death. Animals on fur farms live in tiny, filthy cages, where they are exposed to all weather extremes and suffer severe psychological and physical distress before they are poisoned, gassed, electrocuted, or have their necks broken as they scream and writhe in pain. An undercover investigation of rabbit fur farms in France and China produced video footage of rabbits who twitch and shake as their throats are cut. Workers at a Chinese fur farm are shown pulling rabbits out of cages by their ears and shocking them with handheld electrical devices as they scream.
This isn’t the first time that Imbruglia has stood up for animals who are slaughtered for the fashion industry. In 2005, she described to Cosmopolitan magazine how J-Lo’s chinchilla coat would have been made, sparing no gory detail.
The stunning ad was shot by celebrity photographer Karl Grant. For more information and to view the ad please visit PETA.org.uk.