DawnWatch: People Magazine – "The Fake Fur Scandal" – 4/9/07 edition

April 5th, 2007 12:37 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Apr 4, 2007 10:26 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: People Magazine – “The Fake Fur Scandal” – 4/9/07 edition

The current, April 9, edition of the widely circulated “People” magazine has an article, by Charlotte Triggs, headed, “The Fake Fur Scandal.” (Pg 116.)

The subheading is: “Think your parka’s fur collar is faux? Warning: Many such fashion items actually contain the real thing including dog hair.”

It opens:

“It was while attending Pamela Anderson’s wedding in St. Tropez last summer that Tommy Hilfiger began thinking about banning fur from his clothing line. When the actress introduced Hilfiger to PETA vice president Dan Matthews, the two men talked animal rights. ‘He was responsive and agreed we had a valid point,’ Matthews says.

“That point was driven home in February, when the Humane Society released a report that stunned the fashion industry by alleging products sold as imitation fur are occasionally made from animal fur. In fact, of the 25 garments tested, 8 supposedly faux-fur garments used real fur in some cases from wild raccoon dogs and domestic dogs, including a German shepherd-collie mix.”

The article offers a great opportunity for letters about fur as fashion. People magazine takes letters at Editor [at] people.com

Always include your full name, address, and daytime phone number when sending a letter to the editor.

Yours and the animals’,
Karen Dawn

(DawnWatch is an animal advocacy media watch that looks at animal issues in the media and facilitates one-click responses to the relevant media outlets. You can learn more about it, and sign up for alerts at http://www.DawnWatch.com. You may forward or reprint DawnWatch alerts if you do so unedited — leave DawnWatch in the title and include this parenthesized tag line. If somebody forwards DawnWatch alerts to you, which you enjoy, please help the list grow by signing up. It is free.)

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2 Responses to “DawnWatch: People Magazine – "The Fake Fur Scandal" – 4/9/07 edition”

  1. Nick Smith Says:

    What about the cows and chickens?
    Why don’t you talk about how much money you people make in donations?
    If it wasn’t for the fur industry you would all be out of business.
    Cut the crap you hypocrites!

  2. Kelly Says:

    Nick – If you were to go back and look at past Dawnwatch alerts, you’d see that Karen Dawn (the author) has a problem with all forms of animal exploitation – “cows and chickens” included. Not that I expect that much finger work from a troll, but hey – a girl can dream, can’t she?

    Re: the “you would all be out of business” comment – hello, earth to Nick, that’s our fucking goal, you dumbass! I can’t speak to Karen Dawn’s finances, but I know that I personally don’t make a dime off of this website, not even from ad revenues. My goal isn’t to make money, but to put an end to speciesism (not to mention, sexism, misogyny, homophobia, etc.). So please, Nick, put me out of business. I beg of you.

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