22 October 2010

Reality stars say 'If you need fur to keep warm, you've got problems'

Three members from the cast of If I Can Dream have embraced PETA’s anti-fur campaign (and each other) in an effort to raise awareness for the plight of animals used in the fur trade.

Giglianne Braga, Ben Elliott and Justin Gaston were shown a video where animals were beaten to death and often skinned alive so that their fur could be used to make garments for the fashion industry, and were so moved that they agreed to strip for the latest advertising campaign.

“When I first saw the footage, I was pretty upset by it,” said actor Ben Elliott. Model Braga, a lifelong vegetarian added, “I don’t know how people can do that, really. Just torture and kill like that for the sake of fashion.”

The trio joined a long list of celebrities, including Eva Mendes, Pamela Anderson, Khloe Kardashian, Dave Navarro and Joanna Krupa who have bared all to save animals skins.

To view the advert and for more information please visit PETA.org

Bev Hahler | @redhotvegan
Bev, a vegetarian since she was 14 years old, became more interested in veganism several years ago after studying Agro-business as part of an Ecology degree. Follow Bev on her blog and Facebook.

Photo credit: PETA