PETA Calls Lady Gaga a “Turncoat” for Allegedly Wearing Fur
In this day and age it is hard to imagine that there is anyone left that doesn't understand the cruelty involved behind the fur industry. China holds the title in cruelty with their many fur farms where foxes, dogs, cats,and other small animals are kept in tiny wirebottom cages until it is time to kill them for their fur. The animals are then clubbed on the head and skinned alive after which they are throw in a pile of other dying or dead animals before them.
So when celebrities callously don their expensive fur coats, hats and other accessories what are they thinking? What does that say about them and their ethics and position as a role model to those who look up to them. Actors, singers and sports figures are the most common usually to wear and flaunt fur apparel.
Recently Lady Gaga who loves to shock the public in order to get attention wore a full skin of a real white wolf including the head draped around her. To Native Americans the (white) wolf is a sacred animal, one that they feel a kinship with also. Her stunt also offended many other animal lovers and animal activist organizations who work daily to try and stop such cruelty as fur farming.
One organization in particuler, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accused Lady Gaga of being a “Judas” to animalkind. In an open letter on Monday, they slammed the “Born This Way” singer for flip-flopping on an anti-fur statement she made on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2009. Although at that time Gaga professed to “hate fur” during her appearance, recent photographs reveal a possible change in stance. This led vice president Dan Matthews to brand the chanteuse an “amnesiac” and a “turncoat.” He addressed her "hypocrisy" in a scathing letter that was made public asking her to please reply. He asked her to explain her why she now chose to wear fur and especially in such a disrespectul manner after stating that she hated fur.
Lady Gaga has not responded to him but recently when asked in Bulgaria if her coat was made of real fur she tweeted about it in a rather sarcastic manner, 'For those press and such who are writing about whether or not my fur is actually real, please don't forget to credit the designer HERMES. Thank You! LOVE, gaga.'
Until these celebrities begin to understand the consequences of their actions and take a responsible and humane stance against the wearing of fur, it would be advisable to boycott their performances and products. Whether they want to believe it or not they are promoting and endorsing the pain and misery of thousands of animals a year. It's time for them to wake up also.
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