‘Fashion Police’ to Crack Down on Animal Skins at Midtown Plaza

PETA’s ‘Mounties’ Will Bust Fashion Felons Dressed in Fur, Leather, Wool, Down, and Exotic Skins

For Immediate Release:
April 4, 2018

Contact:
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Saskatoon, Sask.What:    Dressed in Mountie uniforms—including the red serges and traditional hats—PETA’s “fashion police” will hit Saskatoon on Thursday outside Midtown Plaza. With signs proclaiming, “Wearing Animal Skins Is a Fashion Felony,” the “Mounties” will issue “tickets” to anyone caught wearing fur, leather, wool, down, or exotic skins.

When:    Thursday, April 5, 12 noon

Where:    Outside Midtown Plaza, at the intersection of First Avenue S. and 21st Street E., Saskatoon

“Wearing someone else’s skin violates the code of common decency,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s ‘fashion police’ are encouraging shoppers to choose vegan clothing, shoes, and accessories that are both chic and kind to animals.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—notes that animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to filthy wire cages before they’re electrocuted, gassed, poisoned, or even skinned alive for their fur. Sheep are beaten and kicked by wool-industry workers, cows’ throats are slit before their skin is cut off for leather, and for handbags and fashion accessories, reptiles’ necks are hacked open and metal rods are jammed through the conscious animals’ spines.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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