Naked Models Bed Down In Public With ‘Fur Out, Love In’ Valentine’S Day Message

PETA Pours on the Heat to Warm Fur-Wearers’ Cold Hearts

For Immediate Release:
11 February 2004

Andrew Butler +44 (0) 207 357 9229, ext 230; +44 (0) 779 344 4020 (mobile)
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Paris – Wearing nothing but strategically-placed hearts emblazoned with the message ‘Fur out, Love in’, PETA’s bevy of sexy nude models will climb into a king-size bed on the Champs-Elysées, arguably the most famous avenue in the world, to bring consumers their message of compassion in fashion just in time for Valentine’s Day:

Date:  Thursday, 12 February
Time:  12 noon sharp
Place: Champs-Elysées, at the intersection of Avenue George V, in front of the Louis Vuitton store

PETA are bringing their big-hearted message to the city of love to let Parisians and visitors know that animals trapped for fur suffer excruciating pain, often for days, before having their chests crushed or their necks broken by trappers. Beavers caught in underwater traps struggle frantically before drowning. On factory fur farms, animals spend their lives in tiny, filthy cages, where they suffer physical and psychological distress before being killed by poisoning, gassing, anal electrocution or neck-breaking.

The brave Valentine vixens say, ‘Compassion is a big turn-on, but fur-wearers leave us cold’. The models hope that by showing some of their skin, they can help save animals’ skins.

PETA have held similar demonstrations in New York, Toronto, London and Glasgow. For more information, please visit PETA’s Web site