Megan Park has a secret to share: She'll
never wear fur.
On the hit TV show The Secret Life of the
American Teenager, Megan plays Grace Bowman, a cheerleader who stands by
her morals. Off-screen, Megan is just as committed to her beliefs when it comes
to fur. In her PETA public service announcement (PSA), she is a cheerleader for
animals when she says, "If you wouldn't wear your dog, please don't wear
any fur or fur trim."
Megan wouldn't dream of wearing Tyson,
the rescued mutt who costars in the PSA. Imagine if Tyson lived the life of an animal killed for fur:
He would either be trapped
in the wild,
and eventually, succumb to exhaustion and often
exposure, frostbite, or shock, or he would spend his entire life in a cramped, filthy cage,
only to be killed using the cheapest methods available, such as suffocation,
electrocution, and poisoning. Imagine if his fur were ripped
off his body—maybe even while he was still alive—and sold as a coat. Would you
wear him? If not, please don't wear any other animal.
Fur from China
may once have belonged to a cat or a dog, only to be mislabeled and sold in the
U.S. There are no penalties for abusing any type of animal—including cats and
dogs—on Chinese fur farms. Because more than half the fur in the U.S. comes
from China, the odds that the fur you're purchasing could be from a dog is far
what Megan has to say about fur in her behind-the-scenes interview with PETA:
Follow Megan's example and stay
beautiful in your own skin. Shop at one
of the many 100 percent fur-free national clothing retailers, such as Forever
21, Urban Outfitters, Zappos, Juicy Couture, and Gap Inc., or one of these retailers, who all
sell alternatives to fur.
To help add more designers and retailers to the no-fur list, sign the pledge
to let them know that you'll never wear fur!
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.