Fans of Fox's hit show Glee (pretty much the entire
universe) know Lea Michele as the sassy Rachel Berry, who dreams of becoming a big star. But we know Lea as a
talented actor and singer with a heart of gold.
Speaking of gold, Lea recently
earned a gold star from all of us here at peta2 when she agreed to take part in
our anti-fur campaign. The Golden Globe nominee recorded
an "If You Wouldn't Wear Your Dog, Please Don't Wear Any Fur," TV PSA
along with rescued pooch Sailor. Check out their PSA now!
Lea, a vegetarian whose
extracurricular activities include rescuing strays, wants to educate everyone
about the way millions of animals are killed for their fur every year. Says
Lea, "Animals used for
fur—including dogs and cats—suffer horrible deaths because some people think
it’s ok to make a coat out of them. With so many fashionable, cruelty-free
options available there’s really no excuse for joining a club that wears
someone else’s coat."
Rabbits, foxes, minks, raccoons,
and other animals—and even dogs and cats—are anally
electrocuted, strangled, bludgeoned, and drowned for their pelts. Many are even
The first thing that comes to Lea's mind when she sees
someone wearing fur is, "Why? Why do you need to have a fur coat? Why? You
could be just as warm in … any other kind of coat that hasn't … been made by
killing animals. Why? And it's ugly. You really look ugly. I don't think you
get it." Exactly, Lea! With so many amazing alternatives available,
there's no reason for anyone to wear fur.
Lea told us that after seeing something about PETA on TV,
she was inspired to hop online and find out how she could get involved, and she
wants all her fans to know that it's just that easy to get started helping
animals. Find out what else Lea had to say when we chatted with her on the set
of her peta2 TV public service announcement.
Pledge to Be Fur-Free!
Full Petition Text:
I won't support an industry that causes millions of rabbits, foxes, minks, raccoons, dogs, cats, and other animals a lifetime of suffering and a cruel, painful death. No animals will be killed just so that I can wear them. By signing my name, I pledge to be fur-free!