So you know how the boys in The Used signed a letter to Wet Seal telling the company to stop selling fur? Well, news spreads fast… MTV News ran this blurb about the letter from Bert, Quinn, and Jeph:
The Used sent a letter on Monday to Wet Seal, reminding the clothing chain of the living and dying conditions of rabbits bred for their pelts. “Young people today realize that fur is horrifically cruel,” the band wrote, “and they don’t want to support a store that supports the mistreatment of animals.” The PETA supporters are asking Wet Seal to stop carrying fur in both its stores and its catalog.
Ian From New Found Glory Pays a Visit.
Our good buddy Ian Grushka from New Found Glory came by the PETA office here in Norfolk, VA today. The band is playing in Norfolk with Reggie and the Full Effect tonight, so Ian stopped in to model the new T-shirt he’s designed for PETA! You can see Ian wearing the shirt on New Found Glory’s current tour, and it will be available on peta2.com in May. Also, don’t forget that coming this April, PETA and NFG will be giving you a chance to win an iPod. Have we got you on the edge of your seat yet?
J. Lo Gets Educated on the Cruelty of Fur.
PETA’s campaign against J. Lo’s fur-ladden clothing line is going extremely well. Fans are refusing to buy J. Lo’s new CD until the “artist” stops promoting the cruel fur industry, and now the media is even getting in on the action! During a recent interview on an Australian radio station, J. Lo said “If someone would like to educate me and bring something to light that I don’t know, that’d be great.” The radio host used this as an opportunity to tell J. Lo about how foxes are skinned alive on fur farms. J. Lo was so shocked that she sat silently and did not respond. The story ran on Teen People’s web Site with the headline “J.Lo Gets Schooled…Fur Real”.
As if things weren’t bad enough for Mrs. Lopez, it appears that her CDs, as well as posters and magazines featuring her photo, are being covered in stickers reading “I’m An Asshole, I Wear Fur.” That certainly can’t be helping record sales.