Eva Mendes Speaks Out Against Wearing Fur
Eva Mendes has starred in numerous films – including hits such as Hitch, Sin City, and Ghost Rider – and has modelled for clothing and cosmetics giants such as Calvin Klein and Revlon.
When Eva learned how cruel the fur industry is – and that there are no laws to protect many of the animals who are raised or trapped for fur – she vowed never to wear fur again. Millions of fur-bearing animals, including foxes, raccoons, minks, coyotes, bobcats, lynxes, opossums, nutria, beavers, muskrats and otters, are killed each year for their fur.
On fur farms, they are anally or vaginally electrocuted, and in the wild, they are drowned, trapped or beaten. To kill the animals without damaging their fur, trappers usually strangle, beat or stomp them to death. The animals are even skinned alive or have their throats cut while they are still conscious.
Chinese fur farms are completely unregulated. An undercover investigation of Chinese fur farms revealed that dogs and cats frequently end up in traps and cages. Fur is often mislabelled when it’s sold, so there really is no way to know what kind of animal a piece of fur came from. More than half of the finished fur garments imported for sale in the U.S. contain fur that came from China.
Eva says, “At a time when there is so much violence in the world, this is one type of violence that all of us can help stop – by being informed consumers.”