New Neighbours Star Is An ‘Angel For Animals’ In PETA Anti-Fur Ad

For Immediate Release:
26 September 2008

Sam Glover 020 7357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

London – Wearing nothing but form-fitting underwear and angel wings and standing next to the tagline “Earn Your Wings – Don’t Wear Fur. Fake. For the Animals’ Sake”, the new girl on Ramsay Street, actor Imogen Bailey, appears in a brand-new anti-fur ad campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Bailey, who has appeared in FHM and Celebrity Big Brother and is often called Australia’s sexiest model, is one of Australia’s hottest exports, and she is committed to seeking justice for animals.

“I’ll gladly bare some of my skin if it will help save animals’ skins”, says Bailey. “With all the luxurious synthetics available, there’s simply no excuse to wear fur.” She adds, “By wearing fur, you’re supporting one of the most hideous industries on the planet, so please don’t”.

Why is Bailey using her beauty to expose the ugliness of the fur industry? Animals trapped in the wild sometimes suffer for days before they are bludgeoned, drowned or stamped to death by trappers. On fur farms, animals spend their entire lives pacing in tiny, filthy wire cages, where they go insane. Then they are anally electrocuted or gassed, or their necks are broken. An investigation of fur farms in China – now the world’s largest fur producer – revealed that foxes and raccoon dogs were skinned alive after their heads were slammed on the ground.

This isn’t the first time Bailey has helped PETA help animals. She stood in front of Buckingham Palace – wearing nothing but a sign which read, “Bare Skin, Not Bear Skin!” – in support of PETA’s campaign to stop the killing of bears for The Queen’s Guards’ caps.

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