Photos: Fur Coats Donated to Manchester’s Homeless

For Immediate Release:
17 January 2017

Olivia Jordan +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; [email protected]


PETA Gives Away Unwanted Furs to Help Keep People in Need Warm This Winter

Manchester – Today, as temperatures reached dangerous lows across the UK, PETA gave away fur coats – donated by people who had a change of heart after learning about the cruelty behind fur – to homeless people in Manchester.

Photos of the giveaway are available here, here, and here.

“PETA can’t bring back the minks, rabbits, and other animals whose fur was ripped from their bodies, but we can give help to people who are struggling to survive – the only ones with any excuse to wear fur”, says Kirsty Henderson, PETA’s senior campaign coordinator, who is from Manchester. “PETA is calling for fur-wearers to clear their consciences and their wardrobes by donating their coats to those in desperate need.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – notes that most animals used for fur are forced to spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages, without access to basic necessities such as food and clean water. Video footage has shown that in China – the world’s largest exporter of fur – rabbits on fur farms are hung upside down, screaming and kicking, and watch those ahead of them die violently before their own throats are cut.

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