• Petitioned Sherry Rush

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Executive Director
Sherry Rush

Urge Miss Maryland Pageant to Drop Fur Prizes

    1. Petition by

      People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

The Miss Maryland pageant continues to give away fur prizes despite knowing that animals killed for their skins live in cramped, filthy conditions before being killed by electrocution, neck-breaking, or gassing. Most fur comes from China, where animals—including dogs and cats—are bludgeoned and even skinned alive for their fur, as seen in this brief video narrated by Eva Mendes.

The Miss Florida competition has just announced that it will no longer give away fur prizes, and many top designers—including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, and Stella McCartney—and retailers such as J. Crew and Forever 21 now refuse to use or sell any fur products, in part because young consumers are largely opposed to the cruelty of fur. More and more public figures are shunning fur—and not just actors and models. Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy recently announced that they are fur-free too.

Please give a voice to the animals who suffer and die for their fur and urge the Miss Maryland pageant coordinators to set an example of compassion by pledging not to give away fur prizes in future pageants.

To:
Sherry Rush, Executive Director
I was disappointed to learn that the Miss Maryland pageant gives away fur prizes. Undercover investigations into fur farms show that animals live in cramped, filthy conditions before they are bludgeoned, gassed, or electrocuted. Many animals are even skinned alive. Please support kindness toward animals by pledging not to give away real fur in the future.

Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • eleish harvey STOKE ON TRENT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      PLEASE DO NOT GIVE...FUR....AS PRIZES.....THESE ANIMALS SUFFER HORRIFIC TORTURE BEFORE THEY ARE MURDERED....DO NOT GIVE ...FUR...AS A PRIZE....WHY SHOULD INNOCENT ANIMALS SUFFER FOR YOUR...VANITY.....THEY ARE ELECTROCUTED AND SKINNED ALIVE AND BRUTALLY TREATED BEFORE DEATH....SHOW COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS....DO NOT DETACH YOURSELF FROM YOUR...HUMANITY.......

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    • Jan Freeman OKEHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Wow! How behind the times are you? Why should a sentient creature live a miserable life and die horribly just to be worn by a person? Cruel and wrong.

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    • Ros Altaira EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      I urge you,for pities sake, to stop giving prizes made from fur.

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    • Susan Pateracki COVINA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      What a horrible thing. The Miss Florida pageant condoning and encouraging furs from animals. They are keeping Fur Farms going. Ripping off the skin of a animal to make a fashion statement is sick. Horrible Horrible. Don't be part of the cause for the horrible torture these animals endure so people can wear their fur on them. Why do you think animals are created with fur. Not so people can wear them. They have fur for survival. What a egotistical, selfish, thing to do.

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    • libby stubbs TEDDINGTPN, WV
      • over 2 years ago

      FUR TRADE = DEATH TRADE

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