PETA is no stranger to contentious campaigns, but their most recent one appears to have taken everyone by surprise.PETA, which stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, recently launched their own shop, Urban Outraged, in response to fashion retailers such as Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Free People.The store sells items that are said to be made from “human parts.
” When you enter the site, you’ll notice a number of clothing and accessories described as being made of “the finest leather.”When you look closely, the images become even more gruesome and spine-chilling. Some of the clothing features human faces on jackets, and the shoes have human teeth.
Some of the bags even have what appears to be human blood oozing from them.When you look closely, the images become even more gruesome and spine-chilling. Some of the clothing features human faces on jackets, and the shoes have human teeth. Some of the bags even have what appears to be human blood oozing from them.
According to a press release, the campaign is meant to evoke Buffalo Bill’s human suit from the 1991 film “The Silence of the Lambs.” PETA is using the campaign to draw attention to and put pressure on retailers who they believe “continue to peddle clothing made of animal leathers and furs.” “While Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Free People (all owned by Urban Outfitters, Inc.) don’t actually kidnap, abuse, or kill humans or other animals for their products, they do sell skin and other animal-derived materials from farms and suppliers that exploit and kill animals,” the fake brand explained on their website.
“Sheep are frequently beaten, stomped on, and kicked in the wool industry,” he adds. Goats used for cashmere scream in agony as workers tear their hair out with sharp metal combs. Later, in slaughterhouses, their throats are slit and they are left to die in agony. And at some of the largest suppliers, cows are routinely beaten and electroshocked for leather.”PETA has managed to make another statement.
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