Written by Chelsea Lin Bosak, a student at York College of Pennsylvania
My sorority, Theta Phi Alpha at York College of Pennsylvania, wanted to hold a Fur-Free Formal this year to show that you don’t have to kill animals to look your best. We wanted to show that you can be fur-free and still be stylish (note the little peta2 anti-fur buttons we wore all night!)
Many people do not realize that animals are tortured and skinned alive for their pelts and our sorority wanted no part in this cruel business, so we decided not to allow fur at our event.
With so many cruelty-free alternatives, like pleather, and man-made materials like faux fur, there’s simply no excuse to support skinning animals alive for fashion.