August 12, 2012
Dear Lady Gaga,
Many people are disheartened and bewildered to learn of your continued support of the fur industry even after you’ve been made aware that animals on fur farms are caged and deprived of everything that’s natural to them before dying unthinkable deaths. How can you in good conscience be a reputable voice for the oppressed LGBT community and bullied children while making an informed decision to support the senseless killing of defenseless animals on fur farms.
It’s my understanding you call your fans “monsters.” By wearing a $24,000 coat made of rabbits’ fur, you become a literal monster. Animals on fur farms are electrocuted, crushed, poisoned, bludgeoned, and skinned alive. This is a fur farm. Your new Armani fur coat made of tortured rabbits is talking to you. Please listen to it speak.
Your decision to wear fur has given your songs new meaning. You’ve left millions of compassionate people “Speechless.” If you believe fur is justified to make a fashion statement, “You and I” are very different people. Please stop wearing animals’ “Hair.” “Eh, Eh, Nothing Else I Can Say.”
The animal rights community and compassionate people throughout the world are ready to embrace your decision to shun fur. You stated you want to create a “new culture of kindness, bravery, acceptance and empowerment.” Now is your opportunity to marry your words with your actions. Please renounce your decision to wear fur and send a message to your millions of fans that there is nothing cool about being cruel.
On behalf of the rabbits on your coat,
Andrew Kirschner, Ed.D., is a grassroots vegan animal rights activist. He writes a zero-profit blog, Kirschner’s Korner, to help raise awareness about issues affecting the global community to make the world a more humane place. To receive new articles via email, enter your email in the “Follow Blog Via Email” link at the top right of the blog.