What Does PETA Think Now?

By: Annie Robinson

For years, fur has been one of the most controversial parts of the fashion industry. In fact, it wasn’t long ago that anyone who wore fur was seen as inhumane. The “I’d rather go nude then wear fur” campaign from PETA was the root of this observation. The campaign featured fashion icons such as Christy Turlington and Pamela Anderson, to name a few, naked in an advertisement for animal rights. People would do anything to protect animals, but nowadays, fur is creeping back into society. Fur trimmed mittens, coats, hats, and, in particular, mukluks are everywhere, including our school…

I hit the halls of NT asking students for their opinions on fur trimmed clothing. Although the words “offensive” and “mean” were commonly stated, others look at fur as “a fashion statement” or “a trendy touch”. Words are words. Ultimately, the real way to tell if people are for or against fur, is whether they are wearing it or not.