‘Feline’ Good: ‘Drag Race’ Star Scaredy Kat Keeps Paws Off Cruel Fashion
Wearing a faux-fur coat made of “dead” cuddly toy cats, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star Scaredy Kat teams up with PETA to urge fans to “sashay away” from leather, feathers, and fur.
Scaredy Kat is outspoken about animal rights, taking part in climate change demonstrations to urge people to go vegan, participating in the Animal Rights March in London, and using her large social media platform to speak up for animals – this queen knows how to give animals the royal treatment!
Now, she talks vegan fashion in an exclusive video interview with PETA:
She calls out how cruel it is that birds are plucked alive for their feathers, cows are skinned for leather, and foxes, rabbits, and other animals are tortured for their fur:
“You wouldn’t kill your cat and put it on a coat, so why should you kill a fox or, like, a mink or anything else? Because there’s not really any difference.”
Follow in Scaredy Kat’s paw-steps and remember that animals don’t belong in our wardrobes – they deserve our compassion.
Why Wear Vegan?
- For the skins on store shelves, animals are subjected to a life of misery, pain, frustration, and fear, and many are skinned alive.
- Feathers usually come from terrified birds who were killed for their flesh or skin.
- Every year, more than 1 billion animals are slaughtered in the global leather industry.
- The exotic-skins industry claims the lives of millions of snakes, alligators, ostriches, kangaroos, and other animals annually.
- On fur farms, animals such as foxes, minks, and chinchillas spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages.
- Sheep used for their wool are abused, and all of them are eventually slaughtered.
Be Like Scaredy Kat – Go for a Fierce Look That Doesn’t Hurt Anyone
Animals are not ours to wear, and when used for their skin, hair, wool, or feathers, they’re treated like nothing more than a collection of body parts instead of the sensitive, intelligent individuals they are.
It’s easy to be kind to animals and our shared planet – check out some of the fashion brands using the “PETA-Approved Vegan” logo: