Free Stuff Friday: Faux-Fur Tundra Hat

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Posted September 21, 2012 by Diana Mendoza

The cold weather isn’t quite here yet, but the evenings are getting rather chilly even in sunny Los Angeles. Who’s ready for vegan hot chocolate and snuggly wool-free sweaters? I am, I am! Get prepared now by winning this awesome PETA Navy Tundra Hat! It’s warm, comfy, and, best of all, 100 percent cruelty-free!

PETA navy blue faux fur Tundra hat

Animals killed for fur suffer horribly, but they aren’t just killed for fur coats. Companies try to sneak real fur into your wardrobe with a little fur trim on a jacket hood, a pair of gloves, or even on a key chain. Remember: Even just a tiny bit of fur caused an animal terrible pain and ultimately his or her death.

So make sure you always check that your clothes are cruelty-free and let your friends and family know why real fur is G-R-O-S-S! Heck, see a random student in the hall wearing a foxtail? Why not start a polite conversation about where it came from? Most people love animals, and you’d be surprised how many people have no idea how animals used for their fur are treated. Change a mind and save lives while looking fashionable and staying cruelty-free with faux fur!

Want to add this fabulous faux-fur hat to your wardrobe? Leave a comment below telling us (and your fellow peta2 pals) your favorite tip for talking to strangers about animal rights—and keep it nice. :)

Good luck!*

*The winner will be chosen at random from submitted animal-friendly comments in which the commenters tell us what their favorite tip for talking to strangers about animal rights is. Entries must be received by September 28, 2012. The winner will be chosen at random and notified on October 1, 2012. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

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  • 941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love talking to strangers about animal rights! Its good to be positive and not to make the strangers feel bad and talk about the positives about being a vegan! That way, they will want to be one to!

  • 943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    when someone first finds out that i’m vegan i tell them that it’s not as hard as everyone thinks, and that many everyday foods are vegan.sometimes they look at me like i’m crazy othertimes it makes sense to them :)

  • Profile photo of cassieiswe

    945 days ago

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    I explain why i don’t eat meat and what really goes on with animals. I talk about peta2 and how great it is.

  • Profile photo of lexielu22

    945 days ago

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    Well first I try to attract them. You know wear all my animal rights stuff, have cool signs/posters/flyers/stickers etc. then if they don’t come to me, I go to them! Kids are really the best because they are so much more open than adults and will listen! Always be polite!!!!

  • Profile photo of hakred

    945 days ago

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    Love it! When talking to strangers about animal rights, it’s best to always be über positive and focus on the many benefits of a vegan diet and lifestyle. People are way more likely to be receptive to change when a positive light is shed on it as oppose to someone just outright bashing their current way of living.

  • Profile photo of missschizyridesthenarwhal

    946 days ago

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    The easiest way for me to approach strangers about animal rights is by letting them approach me. I wear my animal rights gear, I eat interesting vegan lunches at work, and I’m never afraid to speak up when it seems appropriate. Being friendly and approachable is the best way to do it. People are curious, they’ll ask questions and as long as you make animal rights work seem attainable and not too extreme they’ll be a lot more understanding.

  • Profile photo of devo

    946 days ago

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    When i’m talking to someone that i DO NOT KNOW!! about animal rights i try not to push everything on them and let them have their opinion but then show them the facts about it and make their own decision because i dont think its right to argue with someone about personal beliefs even if we dont see eye to eye

  • Profile photo of IvyMarieCarbs

    946 days ago

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    Whenever I talk to someone about Animal-Cruelty I start out calmly and kind, but most of the time I get overly excited over the topic and start shouting what I really feel. Most of the people I talk to end up checking out PETA and converting to being Vegan or even Animal-Cruelty Free. I never insult, and I always say the positives of being vegan first, then I tell them what actually happens to the animals they eat before they are killed. Once they know, I tell them that all of the foods my mom cooks are vegan recipes (almost all of my friends love my mom’s cooking). Most of the time they are surprised that it’s vegan because of how good it tastes. They are glad the food doesn’t taste bad as some meat-eaters think vegan food tastes. The best feeling is having a person convert because you told them the truth.

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    946 days ago

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    When talking to strangers about animal rights, do not scare them. A forceful, pressuring person does not work as well as a calm and compassionate person. Give them time but also show them that we can live a life without the harm of animals :)

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    947 days ago

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    Since lots of meat eaters can be a little argumentive sometimes, my tip for talking about animal rights is to be as friendly as possible and talk about all the good things that go along with it. I don’t insult them about their ways, because a lot of the time they aren’t even aware about the slaughtering that happens for their meat. I also add science to it: how humans aren’t even naturally/originally supposed to have dairy products and how red meats are one one of the most unhealthy things to possibly eat, and how veggies keep you more awake and give you more energy compared to any animal being eaten. Lastly, I tell people about the different replacements that they can have (example: veggie burgers) and how they’re lower in calories, are super yummy, and animal-friendly :)

  • Profile photo of Danicat27

    947 days ago

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    I tell them the exact reason i’m a vegetarian (process of going vegan) because of how cruel animals are treated.

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    947 days ago

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    I explain to them that I love animals and I feel that it is wrong to hurt or kill.

  • Profile photo of MauraHrynczyszyn

    947 days ago

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    I casually bring up how not eating meat has made me healthier and guilt free, but always be sweet ans not overbearing!

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    947 days ago

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    my tip is to be really nice and approach the conversation naturally by just mentioning stuff in the conversation like random facts or just by mentioning it, the person would start getting curious and ask you more about it. you should also smile and be respectful because some people may not believe what you do.

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    947 days ago

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    That hat is so cute. Humans need their skin so why wouldn’t animals need their fur. Animals are killed just for fur no animal should be killed just for fashion isn’t that just horrible.

  • Profile photo of VeggieVeggie

    947 days ago

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    My tip for talking to people about animal rights is to be kind towards them, dont get upset, and also hand out pamphlets.

  • Profile photo of katytheveg

    947 days ago

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    my tip is always be pleasant, but firm in your beliefs. do not wimp down just because you are afraid someone might not agree.

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    947 days ago

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    I always tell everyone about animal rights and I love animals(: and my tip to talking to strangers is to be nice and happy and smiley and don’t tell them they’re wrong or horrible people

  • Profile photo of katlover

    948 days ago

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    My tip is: Do you have a pet? Well if you do, would you skin them for a fashion statement? Well hopefully not! So why would you skin other animals for fashion? They’re just the same! If you don’t already, then great! But if you do, stop now!

  • Profile photo of Meowful

    948 days ago

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    I like to tell people about animal rights over dinner…by cooking a nice yummy vegan meal for them! They always say the way to the heart is through the stomach, and my friends and family can vouch for that.

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    948 days ago

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    handing out leaflets with a smile.

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    948 days ago

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    My favourite tip for talking to strangers about animal rights is to always ease into it and always be polite because sometimes people don’t want to hear what you have to say for the animals but they will usually stick around if you speak to them respectfully

  • 949 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I usually try to associate the animals in question to their family pet or favorite animal. People are much more likely to listen if you make it relate-able. I also stick to just the facts…”because they’re too cute to kill.” doesn’t go over too well in my neck of the woods.

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    949 days ago

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    Start by complimenting them on what they are wearing, and then ask them where they bought it. If it’s from a cruelty store, politley inform them of what the company is doing, and how an animal died for their clothes. E mail them a link to PETA2! And you’re done :)

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    949 days ago

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    Well, I’m pretty strange anyway, so it’s not too hard to start conversation. Then, when the topic comes up, I just keep smiling and try not to make them feel guilty, you know? Oh, and I always try to stay positive and nice (:

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    949 days ago

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    Give them facts and numbers, be polite and professional about it.

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    949 days ago

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    what’s more important? your tastebuds/fabulous new fur coat or the life of an innocent?
    live and let live.

  • Profile photo of stephaniestalcup

    949 days ago

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    Wearing Peta gear totally helps when I want to talk about animal rights or dropping little friendly comments about things. Always be nice though :)

  • Profile photo of Saphira48

    949 days ago

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    when people ask me why im a vegetarian, i tell them that i love animals soo much and i dont see how right or fair it is if we are eating them, when they have no voice.

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    949 days ago

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    When i talk to people about animal rights, whether its hunting, the meat food process, animal testing, or just animal cruelty in general, I make sure to never make them feel like they are being attacked or feel like i think they are a bad person for their beleifs or actions. I give them both sides of the story but always explain of coarse more so in favor of the side against animal cruelty. No one will ever listen if they feel they are being attacked or told they are wrong. You can’t tell them what to do, you just leave them with enough facts and reasons for them to decide themselves. If you set up your arguments and counter arguments correctly, you often leave them in favor of believing animal cruelty now days is not right and the world does need to change.

  • Profile photo of ashpea420

    949 days ago

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    Be as polite as possible! Give them facts about animal rights.

  • 949 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I like to start with a startling fact about the food they are eating. It makes them put down the food and listen. I have converted four of my friends to vegetarianism that way.

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    949 days ago

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    I like to give facts on how not only how the animals are treated but how easly u can help (like going vegan)

  • 949 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Be firm, confident, don’t be too nice, don’t leave any truth unsaid to avoid conflict or to spare anyone… remember: harming animals is wrong, people who harm them (by eating meat and animal products or wearing fur or leather) are wrong, so you’re right and should be confident about your point, do not accept lame excuses or shy away from discussion!

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    949 days ago

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    This hat is beyond adorable!!!! I love animals and own NO leather or fur its disguising and inhuman. I wish I could save every animal in the skinning process, and what I find even more stupid about the animal skinning process, is the fact that if this was a real fur instead of faux fur it be triple or even more than triple the money. this is cute and afforable!!!<3

  • 949 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My tip is have a nice conversation, most people can feel irritated when you talk to them about fur, so I tell them that everyone loves animals, so why be cruel and use an animal like a fashion object when we can look so pretty with faux fur or “eco leather” (and is less expensive too!!).

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    949 days ago

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    Give them the facts, but never argue!

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    949 days ago

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    I go onto telling them how animals benefit the earth and help make it a better place to inhabit. I mention how animals help to balance ecosystem. I also use animal facts. I know quite a lot from watching animal planet and reading books.

  • 949 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    once while i was walking my dog a woman came to me and asked me why i have a dog.. she even told me that animals should only be used for cosmetic tests i was surprised and pretty pissed. i asked her why she thinks that and she answered that animals dont have feeling or anything. i started smiling out of anger because there are people like her in the world. i said that people should test cosmetics on people like her and see if they get irritated and see if they get hurt like poor and innocent animals do.. she started laughing hard and said you are insane and then walked away.. that was the most hurtful conversation ive ever had

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    949 days ago

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    I always star my conversations with a complement! =)

    (example….) “Hey, I really like your jacket. It has a really nice fur trim! Is it real? You know it takes about one hundred rabbits to make just one trim. It really helps to know what you buy and where it comes from. I’m just saying.”

  • Profile photo of msbrigittec

    949 days ago

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    I’m pretty sure everyone loves animals, so my tip is to tell people to help the animals by visiting Peta so they can know animal rights, and how to get involve and donate. I would also get them to tell all of their friends about. And I would smile and give them a hug :)

  • 949 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Being friendly but brutally honest works for me. :)

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    949 days ago

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    My tip I usually give is telling people the healthier alternatives to meat. ^_^

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    949 days ago

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    Just be nice and try to involve everyone, as long as you can answer any arguement put forward people will change.

  • 949 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I always talk them about life. I tell them they are not different to us at all. I always ask, how would you feel if your arm or your leg was eaten by someone else? Their feelings would not be any different than ours. Rather than giving them an ‘activist speech’, they wouldn’t mind. And life matters, to everyone. And that’s the whole point, we try to safe lifes by not eating them and taking good care of them. Cheers.

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    949 days ago

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    SMILE 😀 be happy, positive, & respectful. people will listen to you when you’re that way rather than listen to someone who is in their face & argumentative. know what you’re talking about & try to approach the subject from their point of view. they probably don’t know as much as you do about why we should respect animals, so be sure not to bombard them with info, just start with simple things like how factory farms harm the environment or something! :]

  • 949 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals live and have feelings as do we and they should be treated as are. To cause a animal suffering is on the same level of causing a human to suffer as we both have feelings and we both react to suffering. My decision to not eat meet is one that I encourage others to try on a daily basis in the hopes of creating a society where we can live without causing other specimens to die or suffer at our expense.

  • 949 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I try just to tell them the facts and why eating meat and drinking dairy is bad. I dont overwhelm them with information, but i do give them enough that they might think about it later on and maybe or maybe not make the choice. I let them make the choice.

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    949 days ago

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    sorry for my bad english
    ok i show them videos of animal cruelty,i say animals are our friends,have feelings and have rights too…and each and every one of us can make change
    ♥animals!

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    949 days ago

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    I make vegan cupcakes and give them out to random people at work, and so they’re interested in how great vegan food can be, and get to talking about how great veganism can really be for you! 😀

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    949 days ago

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    Be nice, polite, smile and let them know what people are actually doing to animals around the world!

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    949 days ago

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    My tip ….. always smile… and try to not get to heated if the conversation doesn’t go as well as you would expect or would like it too!

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    949 days ago

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    i think you should pick me for this because i loveeeeeeeeeee animals and one time my cousins friend started a club to kill animals and i found out about it and i went to my moms work she works at a animal shelter and i told her boss and got them in trouble because its not right and if you pick me i will tell everyone to jon peta2 and sign up to help just like i did!!!!!!!

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    949 days ago

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    my tip for talking to people about animals rights is that i be nice to them and give them the facts about animal rights.

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    949 days ago

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    I try to explain why I’m veggie without being accusing or makin people feel guilty. I just say “I grew up with animals in the house since I was born. It just wasn’t right for me to eat some & love others.”

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    949 days ago

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    I explain to them the process of how an animal is killed for meat, fur, etc. When they don’t believe me, I give them the peta2 website and tell them to look for themselves

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