Yelle Stars In Wild New PETA Ad
For Immediate Release:
1 September 2011
Sandra Smiley +44 (0)207 357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]
London – Dressed in one of her trademark colourful stage ensembles, French electro-pop singer Yelle stars in a brand-new anti-fur ad for PETA. In the ad, Yelle gazes into the camera above the words “Let Your Compassion Run Wild. Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin, and Let Animals Keep Theirs”.
“Yelle’s fashion style is a vivid example of one of the many ways in which you can creatively express yourself without using animal skins”, says PETA Manager Mimi Bekhechi. “As Yelle knows, there’s nothing chic about an industry that electrocutes animals and skins them alive for their fur.”
Yelle, otherwise known as Julie Budet, is the lead singer and lyricist of her namesake group. The band’s second album, Safari Disco Club, was released in the UK earlier this year. Yelle has toured worldwide, recently opening for Katy Perry on her tour of the UK, and has been featured in hit singles by Katy Perry, Chiddy Bang and Nouvelle Vague, among others.
Each year, millions of foxes, minks, coyotes, rabbits and even dogs and cats are bludgeoned to death, electrocuted, strangled with wire nooses or skinned alive – all in the name of fashion. For every coat, cuff, collar or piece of trim made from real fur, an animal suffered a miserable life and an agonising death.
Yelle joins a long list of celebrities – including Natalie Imbruglia, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Iggy Pop and Ke$ha – who have teamed up with PETA to speak out against fur.