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PETA Calls Out Madonna for Wearing Fur

Madonna is no stranger to controversy, and as if she didn't have enough in her life right now she goes out wearing fur. It's tough enough wearing fur these days as a person who's not famous, what with people walking around just looking for someone to dump a red can of paint on. But when a celebrity does it, PETA gets involved and then watch out. Here's more:

Feisty animal rights group PETA is on the Material Girl’s case after Madonna was spotted wearing a chinchilla fur.

Although Madonna doesn’t eat meat, her spokeswoman confirmed that the fur was real, and it’s estimated to have cost $70,000.

“Wearing a coat made of dozens of small, gentle animals certainly got Madonna the attention she so desperately craves, PETA rep Dan Mathews told The Scoop. "But she’s setting a terrible example for her children, who are learning about selfishness and greed rather than compassion.”

Madonna doesn't really seem to care what PETA thinks, she chose to wear fur out on the town with Guy. I guess we know who's going to be on PETA's Worst-Dressed List next year! For more pics just











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BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I SUC'd but I am sure that what I want to say has already been said, so I'll just say... My professor walks into my class every Friday night with a different fur coat on. It's been like 60 degrees the past few Fridays. It's highly unnecessary. :MOB:
appreciated appreciated 10 years
Megg-I understand what you're saying about fur keeping humans warm, etc. But now-a-days we have SO many other fabrics that you could wear that would keep you warm. And do you think Madonna is wearing that coat specifically to keep warm? Did she buy it thinking "wow this'll be warm" as opposed to "this will look great on me the 3 times I wear it out" RobL-I also understand what you're saying...But with least they're used for more than 1 thing. If cows had a beautiful fur coat on them I'd honestly be a bit less anti-fur. Chinchilla's are only used for their fur. You can't get any meat off of them or (as far as I know) anything else that could be of use. Eating meat (in my opinion) is completely different from wearing fur. I eat meat all the time. Fur I've never owned or worn. Meat feeds us and gives us essential nutrients we need to keep our bodies healthy. Writing long comments never works out well for me, so we'll see where I've contradicted myself here lol
RobL RobL 10 years
Anti-fur? Before anyone starts blowing off about fur and the treatment of those animals, I suggest you check and see if you wear leather shoes(even with a leather upper, this includes running shoes, tennis shoes etc.), leather gloves, a leather jacket, own a leather purse/wallet, sit in a leather chair at your PC or at work, eat bacon, pork, sausage, steak, hamburger, chicken, turkey, veal, liver, etc. Do any of you have kids? Ever gotten them a pair of soccer/football cleats? A decent baseball glove? Do you even own a leather key fob? What about an alligator skin wallet or shoes? A leather belt? If you can answer yes to even just one of these, your a hypocrite. It's great that people have something they believe in and are willing to speak out about it, but maybe it would be better if people spent more time fighting homelessness. Maybe fighting companies that are destroying the ozone. How about getting the message out about spaying and neutering animals so we can cut down on the millions of stray animals that wonder the streets. Hey about spending time on fixing the joke that is called education? Next time you bite into your burger or pork chop, think about how those animals are killed. Beat on the head with a hammer, having their throats cut with a chainsaw so they bleed out. Dennis Leary was said..."We only want to save the cute animals". "What are you?" I'm an otter, I do cute things. I lay on my back with my feet in the air. "OK you can get on the bus". "What are you?" I'm a cow. "get the hell out of here"!! "Your a baseball glove". If your going to fight to save animals, then save them all, not just the cute ones.
LizaToad LizaToad 10 years
my family is from russia and in places like Siberia (where my dad is from)... wearing fur is not a status thing, if you aren't wearing it, you'll literally freeze to death.
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
Megg I agree with you. I own a fur coat.....I do wear it sometimes. My b/f bought it for me. We also eat meat.
Samantha Samantha 10 years
MistressPsylark - How can you say you "love life" when you don't care about the lives of innocent animals? You say these animals "are put to sleep humanely". Do you not see the absurdity in this sentence? How is it "humane" to kill a healthy animal so somone could WEAR him? You do not know first hand how these animals are treated. You do not feel their pain and know how they suffer. I'll take a wild guess and say that their lives are not so wonderful. And I'll stand on the side of an innocent animal over a self-serving narcissist like Madonna any day!
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
Chinellas make great pets..they are so cute. A friend of mine wanted to sell me hers, and I wanted it soooo bad. But, I knew my dog wouldn't interact with it well. mar, I'm really sorry about your Chinella. :( It's horrible losing a pet. And, you're right everything about them is adorable.
mar mar 10 years
yeah it sucked. They are almost endangered species, or maybe are already Thanks Car!!!!
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 10 years
mar , im sorry about ur chinchilla. :(
mar mar 10 years
I had a chinchilla , it died about a year ago, but it cuter then a mini bunny, and it would crap out these little turd that were cute. Even his poo was cute. I cant imagine killing him as well as others to make a coat just to go out a few nights. Survival is one thing, vanity in the name of murder is another.
mar mar 10 years
Megg- you are very right about the fact that we as humans are on top of the food chain, and our bodies are made to digest meat, but killing a fox or a chinchilla just to wear it as a status symbol is revolting. Maybe if I lived on the tundra, I would have a fur lined coat, but I am not an eskimo and niether are these stars.
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
that's kind of what i think too. it's a ridiculous status symbol. what's even more ridiculous is that most of the people i see wearing fur live where it's nice and warm! why, oh, why does madonna or kate moss or the olson twins need fur? they're not inuit, they didn't hunt it themselves, and it's probably a nice 70 degrees where they are. boo.
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 10 years
fur is for losers when i think of people that wear fur i think of ghetto rappers, obnoxious people that are insecure of themselves or attention whores like madonna. i would NOT want to be any of the above
EcannDallas EcannDallas 10 years
FAKE HAIR, FAKE BOOBS, FAKE TANS, FAKE would figure hollywood like everything fake. im so against wearing fur just because i think wearing dead skin is absolutely revolting. how many animals had to die so madonna could wear that HIDEOUS coat? it wasnt even cute haha.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
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sashak sashak 10 years
I have a fur coat, but it is vintage & about 60 years old. I'd never buy one but my mom gave it to me & I love it. of course, I live in the south & never need to wear it! I think I'd be scared to wear it in NY b/c of PETA
Megg Megg 10 years
What is comes down to is that a person needsa to be an educated consumer. If you buy something from a place that is not known for its ethics than you may be helping to further a abusive pratice, but as an educated consumer know where the things you buy come from and if you need to spend a little more on something than do it to know that ethical practices were followed. I love animals and I see many very terrible things happen everyday but animals were put on this earth to help feed and cloth us because if this was not true than human beings would not be able to digest meat. Animals are wonderful and need to be taken well care of but, they should never come before a human being.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
lol tox
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i only saw white rabbits in cages, they were pretty filthy. but then again, everything in beijing is kind of filthy. the cages were so small bits of fur and flesh hung out of the spaces inbetween the wire. i assume they clean it before they're made into whatever.
mar mar 10 years
if you ever held a chinchilla, you would feel reaaly bad. They prob kill thousands for one damn coat.
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
I wonder if they fall apart like alot of other Made In China Items. ick. they prolly come out grubby and grimey and need cleaning.
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
everything is canada's fault. they're so sneaky, eh? :D
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