In recent years, the fashion industry has grown colder to the use of fur in clothing, with many designers embracing cruelty-free fashion. Georgio Armani, Gucci, Michael Kors, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein, and Versace have all agreed to stop using fur -- and now even fashion magazines are hopping onboard.
InStyle magazine just announced
that it is officially fur-free and will not feature photographs of fur in its editorials or advertisements. Now, we're calling on New York Magazine to make the same commitment. Sign now and tell New York Magazine fur is out!
The fur industry is riddled with animal cruelty and suffering. Every coat, bag, or shoe that uses fur comes at an extreme cost to the animal it belonged to before.
According to PETA
, animals on fur farms are contained in tiny, cramped wire cages until they are skinned alive. To minimize damage to the fur, animals are anally and genitally electrocuted, a gruesome and painful process. Some animals are trapped in the wild using steel-jaw traps, where the animals are left suffering with injured limbs until they eventually die, sometimes days later. If there's a cruelty-free way to obtain fur for clothing, we haven't found it.Cruelty is out, fur-free fashion is in. Please sign and share this petition demanding that New York Magazine commit to keeping fur out of its editorials and advertisements.