Saturday, November 17, 2007

Fur Free Friday!

Does anybody else read Harper's Bazaar these days? Granted, it's a 500-page fashion magazine that caters to stuffy broads and Olsen twins, and it's likely that most people reading music blogs tend not to overlap with the crowd that buys Proenza Schouler and $14,000 brooches. But if you, like me, find the mag a guilty pleasure and check it out each month to see just when those awful gold fabric and high-waisted pant trends are finally going out of style, you might also have found that Bazaar's big flaw is its constant gushing over fur. Yes, fur. Shirley MacLaine looked quite luxurious buried in that $11,000 mink coat in All in a Night's Work, and god only knows what my own father was thinking when he gave me a fox fur stole for my 13th birthday (“What, you can't wear it to a school dance?” he asked after seeing my shocked face.). But fucking hell, it's 2007, and after all sorts of high-profile animal rights protests, from naked celebrities to Alec Baldwin's eerie PETA promos, fur is still seen as a luxury of the fashion world. I don't know about you, but I can't look at a rabbit stole without thinking of little Nibbles, my childhood bunny friend and fellow gingersnap lover.

So, before I resort to more lame gushing over bunnies and their skins (ohhh, those soft, petable skins), here's news of an anti-fur protest that's happening on Friday, November 23. It's around Rodeo Drive, where you just might find someone purchasing a piece that came from this sort of place.
According to this website, 30 million animals around the world are killed for their pelts each year, and many skinned animals are left discarded in bloody piles.

Mink Holocaust = not funny.

Put on by Last Chance for Animals:
Fur-Free Friday
November 23, 2007 @ 11am-2pm
Meet at Beverly Gardens Park in Beverly Hills
(NE corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Rodeo Dr.)
Signs will be provided.

Knights of the New Crusade - What Part of 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' Don't You Understand?
Purchase A Challenge to the Cowards of Christendom
Pissed Jeans - Caught Licking Leather
Purchase Hope for Men


Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I read it all the ti... no, wait sorry, that's not quite right. What I meant to say was that I'd rather shove a rolled-up copy of it up my... no wait, let's just give up here shall we?

Stephen said...

pettable. potable. pee-table.

China said...

Glenda Bailey and all the world's rabbits, respectively, would be ashamed of you boys.