PETA Delivers Fur Coats to Refugees in Lesvos
With cold winter weather on its way, PETA has delivered around 200 fur coats to Lighthouse Relief, a charity providing refugees with urgently needed help as they arrive on the shores of the Greek island of Lesvos. The coats – given to PETA by people who’d had a change of heart about wearing the cruelly produced items – will help those in dire need stay warm.
PETA can’t bring back the minks, rabbits, dogs, and other animals whose fur was torn off, but we can use these coats to help homeless humans who are struggling to survive. Refugees facing harsh winter conditions with no shelter often suffer from hypothermia or pneumonia, and faced with this desperate situation they will be given a bit of warmth as a result of people’s compassionate decision to go fur-free.
Animals on fur farms are confined to cramped, filthy cages before they’re drowned, beaten, strangled, electrocuted, or even skinned alive in order to produce fur coats, collars, and cuffs. Through our fur-donation programme, PETA distributes coats at refugee camps, to the homeless, and to animal sanctuaries, where they’re used as bedding for orphaned animals. If you have any fur coats that you would no longer be caught dead in, donate them to us, and we’ll ensure that some good comes from the horrific suffering endured by the animals who died for them.