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Every now and then, PETA puts a fashion designer / retailer on the spot.

This time around, it’s Urban Outfitters for selling vintage fur in their stores.

PETA has issued an Action Alert for its supporters.

PETA recently learned that Urban Outfitters is selling real fur, and while the fur appears to be vintage, selling any fur sends the unacceptable message that it is OK to trap, beat, drown, and anally or vaginally electrocute animals—and even skin animals alive—for clothing.

We need you to tell Urban Outfitters that spreading this message is not acceptable.

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Donna Karan’s fall 2009 collection will be fur free.

And it’s because of Tim Gunn.

The make-it-work fashion expert has become the latest celebrity to lend his voice to animals by narrating PETA’s new skins video which he sent with a personal appeal to Donna Karan and Giorgio Armani.

The two designers are known for using rabbit fur in their collections.

Since Tim’s appeal, Donna Karan has indicated that she has “no plans” to use fur in the future.

No word from Mr. Armani yet. 

In case you missed it…

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Danity Kane featured in happier times as ambassadors for Peta.

I don’t know how true it is but reports this morning indicate Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen had a horrible book signing experience.

According to WENN, angry protesters bombarded the TV twin when they showed up to launch, “Influence” on Tuesday.

Fans lined up to meet the 22-year-old moguls, who were celebrating the release of their new coffee table book, Influence, on Tuesday.

But the pair were stunned to find animal rights activists shouting outside the event – part of a campaign launched by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) against the stars for their fashion choices.

A PETA spokesperson tells WENN: “People who still wear fur haven’t woken up to the fact that a big, dead animal on your back makes you look like a troll.

“Compassionate fashionistas know that real beauty comes from the heart – something that the Trollsen Twins seem to lack, considering all the animals they’ve killed for their clothes.”

 

After adding Armani to its list of fur-free designers, PETA is lashing out at the designer.

According to the activist web site, Armani’s newest collection is a contradiction of his statements to TIME magazine last year.

PETA representatives say the fur-trimmed jackets, fur-hemmed skirts, floral-printed fur coats, and fur-trimmed snowsuits for babies don’t cut it.

Armani has an odd obsession with rabbit fur, and two weeks ago, he refused to meet with PETA Vice President Dan Mathews in Milan to see disturbing undercover video footage of rabbit fur farms. Since Armani has refused to hear animals’ side of the story, it is now time to see if he will listen to the public.

Take a look at PETA’s stance on the matter.

 

If you see Simon Cowell’s and Baby Phat founder Kimora Lee Simmons’ images in the neighborhood, it could be PETA’s brand-new Dog Doc Animal Birth Control (ABC) bus.

Emblazoned with the tagline “Simon Says: Get Your Dogs and Cats ‘Fixed,'” the clinic offers sterilizations, basic exams, fecal tests, skin scrapes, and tests for parvovirus, FIV, feline leukemia, and heartworms for minimal costs.

This follows Kimora’s bare-it-all “Be Your Dog’s Angel” ad, which urges people to take better care of their dogs.