Socialites Say Good Riddance to Fur

Posted by on November 17, 2011 | Permalink

What do you give a beautiful and charming New York socialite for her birthday? Fur coats, of course. At her birthday luncheon today, Cornelia Guest and her well-wishers donated dozens of their own coats – made from foxes, chinchillas, rabbits, minks and other animals – to PETA US’ fur-coat giveaway program for the homeless.

PETA US Vice President Dan Mathews was on hand to collect the furs and said, “Fur used to be a uniform in high society, but that’s all changing, and nobody illustrates that better than Cornelia”.

After the vegan birthday cake was served, Cornelia spoke about the hideous cruelty of the fur industry. She said of fur-wearing among members of high society, “It’s the fire-hydrant syndrome. Once one dog lifts [his] leg, they all follow!”

Cornelia also unveiled her new ad for the iconic “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign to convince others to swear off fur furever. Her ad will hit New York’s streets during the busy holiday-shopping season to remind shoppers that compassion is the fashion.

If you or anyone you know has fur going mouldy in your wardrobe, why not donate them to PETA? We’ll mark them so that they can’t be resold and use them in educational displays, give them to sanctuaries as bedding for animals, and other compassionate uses. Remember: Even a little bit of fur trim means a world of suffering for animals on fur farms or who are trapped in the wild.