What Do Pete Davidson and a Sun Bear Have in Common? They’re PETA US’ 2023 Halloween Costumes!

What Do Pete Davidson and a Sun Bear Have in Common? They’re PETA US’ 2023 Halloween Costumes!

London – Did a Chinese zoo display a human in a bear costume? Did Pete Davidson really leave PETA US an expletive-ridden voicemail? One of those stories is true, and both grabbed headlines worldwide this summer, so now PETA US has a treat for their fans: new Halloween costumes of an eeriesistible Pete Davidson and an unbearably cute sun bear. Both are available for preorder from the PETA US Shop, and the proceeds will be used to support life-saving campaigns.

“Ghosts and ghouls can’t hold a candle to the ghastliness of puppy mills and roadside zoos,” says PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk. “These costumes will give Halloween partygoers pumpkin to talk about: how saving animals’ lives is as easy as adopting from shelters and steering clear of exploitative animal exhibits.”

Davidson’s voicemail to PETA US inadvertently sparked a conversation in the country about the importance of “adopt – don’t shop” (i.e. adopting animals from shelters instead of buying them from pet stores as he did), and the group’s limited-edition Halloween costume of the star features a mask of his face with a “#$@!%” baseball cap, a plush dog wearing a “Shelter Dogs Rule” bandana, and a hoodie with “I Should’ve Adopted” printed on it.

And in honour of Angela, the Malayan sun bear who captured the world’s attention by standing “like a human”, everyone can now take a stand for bears just like her and others held captive at shoddy roadside zoos by donning a bear mask, a black hoodie with furry “bear ears”, and a sign proclaiming, “Stand Up for Sun Bears.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk or follow the group on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), TikTok, or Instagram.


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