Text Of Pink’s Letter To Vogue

Contributed by DANiELLEW514:

Dear Anna,

Fashion is about changing with the times. With that in mind, I urge you to modernize your magazine and stop promoting fur! Or, if you don’t have the heart to do that, you should at least allow those who do have hearts in their chests to pay you to run ANTI-FUR ads in your magazine. It seems only fair to me that both sides should be heard. That is the beauty of freedom of speech and press. For where would you be without that??!!

Many designers, unaware of my respect for animals, have sent me fur in every shade of pink—to them, to you, and to anybody else who tries to disguise cruelty as glamour, may I suggest trying hard to overcome the dancing dollar signs, opening your mind and heart, and entering the 21st century?

I would like to say I’ve always been fur-free—unfortunately, I went through a selfish phase and wore fur on a couple of occasions. I’ve since learned how animals are trapped, drowned and even beaten to death in the woods and in streams, and hideously electrocuted and strangled on fur farms, and I wouldn’t be seen DEAD in the stuff. If your readers knew the horrors that these animals go through to supply a hairy swath of skin, coated with chemicals to stop it from decomposing, they would gag. Won’t you use your unique position to help fashion evolve rather than rot?

Yours truly—


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