Whose Skin Are You In?

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

This video has been making the rounds, but I thought I might post it here anyhow, as an example of a PETA ad campaign that I quite like. It’s brutal, truthful, powerful and moving. It addresses the animal, human and environmental casualties of leather and fur “production.” It does so without pornifying women or men, without relying on ageist or sizeist slurs, and does not single out a particular culture for their use of animal skins. It calls out speciesism without engaging in another “ism” while doing so. It’s evidence that PETA, with all its faults, is a varied organization that can (sometimes!) produce engaging campaigns. After all, a little props when they do get it right would be nice, no? Positive reinforcement, yes?

And yet…I have yet to see “Whose Skin Are You In?” featured on a non-veg*n blog as of this writing. Just, you know, making a note. *shrug*

You can sign the fur-free pledge and order “Fake for the Animals’ Sake” stickers here.

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Kinship Circle – LETTER / Tears Of A Cow – India’s Leather Trade

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

FYI: PETA also has a sample letter/action alert available here.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Nov 30, 2006 8:23 PM
Subject: LETTER/ Tears Of A Cow – India’s Leather Trade

Kinship Circle Primary – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST AS WRITTEN
(Please do not delete identity/disclaimer information)

WARNING: 2 graphic photos before sample letter

11/30/06: Tears Of A Cow – India’s Leather Trade
KINSHIP CIRCLE ACTION CAMPAIGN
http://www.KinshipCircle.org

SOURCE OF INFORMATION:

The Horror of the Indian Leather Trade
http://www.petaindia.com/feat/f-leathertrade.asp

Help Cows Skinned For Leather In India
http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/p2indianleather?c=peta2_enews

Most American leather goods begin in foreign countries. In India, a top leather producer, cows die miserably inside slaughterhouses swarming with flies. Fallen cows drape their heads across each other in 100-degree heat as they await inhumane death: Workers saw through their necks with dull knives… PETA investigative video: http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/prefs.asp?video=skin-trade-ili

Anyone who wears leather is likely clothed in leather from from India or China. Shoes or other goods produced in Italy, the U.S. and other countries use raw materials (skins) imported from India or China…

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