Georgina Rodríguez Gifted Coat Made From Corn by Elen Rivas and PETA
Model Urged to Swear Off Sable and Choose Compassionate Fashion
London – Ahead of the launch of season two of I Am Georgina, stylish gift is on its way to Cristiano Ronaldo’s model girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez. Fellow Spanish model and former “WAG” Elen Rivas and PETA have sent Rodríguez a luxurious faux fur coat designed by French retailer Maison R&C. The eco-friendly vegan coat, made from 100% recycled corn, follows a spate of Instagram photos of Rodríguez in fur, which PETA and Rivas hope she never wears again.
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“You’re far too beautiful to wear something as ugly as fur,” writes Rivas – who has two children with Frank Lampard – in a letter enclosed with the gift. “I’m sure you’ll be horrified to learn that animals raised on fur farms spend their entire miserable lives in cramped, filthy cages before they’re killed in the most horrific ways. They’re anally electrocuted, gassed, strangled, stamped on, or drowned. Sometimes, these poor animals are even skinned alive.”
Instead of supporting an industry that kills 100 million animals every year, Rivas suggests that Rodríguez donate her furs to PETA so the group can use them to make bedding for abandoned animals, inform the public about the horrors of the fur trade, or give them to refugees – the only people with any excuse to wear fur.
“One person can make a huge difference, and by pledging no longer to wear fur, you’d be setting a wonderful example for your millions of loyal followers,” the long-time vegetarian adds.
Today, most celebrities, including Kim Kardashian and Gisele Bündchen, have rid their closets of fur, and many of the world’s top designers have shunned it in favour of innovative, cruelty-free pieces. Gucci, Versace, Prada, Valentino, Armani, Chanel, and Burberry are just a handful of fashion houses that have pledged to go fur-free.
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview – previously teamed up with Rivas to campaign against bullfighting and promote meat-free meals.
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