“It’s always grossed me out,” says Marta, keyboardist for Bleeding Through. And while it’s an easy mistake to make, she’s not referring to Orange County—the breeding grounds of melodic punk, sappy teenage television dramas, and oddly enough, her band’s headquarters. Marta clears it up, explaining, “I didn’t like the thought of eating a body part.” In fact, when Marta visited a mink farm at a young age on a school field trip, she couldn’t believe what she saw. It was such an unreal experience that her disgust for the meat industry and the fur trade were simultaneously solidified.

After meeting Marta at the Warped Tour and learning her background, we promptly sat her down for an interview. Afterward, we considered packing our bags and calling it a day. Our job was complete, we thought in unison. So, when all six members of Bleeding Through agreed to star in our latest anti-fur ad, you can imagine the exhausting amount of cartwheels, somersaults, handsprings, and double back-flips that immediately ensued.

If not, then please move onward and leave the excitement for those of us who know how to have a good time. Now then, we’re guessing that if you’re still reading this, then you want to know more about how you can help Bleeding Through tell the truth about fur. Well, the simplest thing you can do is sign up for peta2. It will only take thirty seconds, and you can get hooked up with free stuff for all your efforts. Then, mosey over here to learn how you can get the fur hags at J. Crew to stop torturing animals for a living. Finally, mark your calendars for January 10, 2006, which is when Bleeding Through’s new album The Truth will drop. See, wasn’t all that easy and fun?