The deceptively-named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has launched yet another ridiculous campaign, this time targeting the leather industry.
In a clear dig at clothing retailer Urban Outfitters, PETA has created a fake online shop called “Urban Outrage” selling leather goods said to be made from human skin and body parts.
A press release about the shop, which features photoshopped items, said that the products are “made of the finest leather — that on second look, reveal human faces on the jackets, human teeth on the shoes, and human blood oozing from the bags.”
The organization is described as “fashion that dares to ask the question ‘Who are you wearing?’”
Dwayne was “kicked in the head repeatedly until his face was unrecognizable” in order to make the Dwayne Weekender Bag, PETA said. The Ricky Jacket, part of the Urban Outraged Vintage Collection, was crafted in the ’90s from the skin of 24-year-old Ricky, according to the press release.
PETA has been targeting Urban Outfitters in recent months in an attempt to force them to stop selling leather. In a press release earlier this month, they announced that they have been vandalizing store locations with “street art” featuring a bloody cow.
“This can’t-be-missed campaign brings shoppers face to face with the cows who die for leather,” said PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman in a press release. “By working with the edgy Praxis on this artwork, PETA is pushing Urban Outfitters to protect cows by selling only vegan materials.”
While PETA clearly cares about cows, their concern for dogs and cats is not on the same level. The “animal rights” organization has called for the full eradication of certain species and kills nearly every animal surrendered to their Virginia “shelter.”
Documents uncovered by PETAKillsAnimals.com indicate that following an inspection of the PETA facilities, the Commonwealth of Virginia was so shocked by the number of animals that the organization kills each year that the state inspector attempted to revoke their license to operate a shelter.
Dr. Daniel Kovich, an investigator with the VDACS, conducted an inspection of PETA’s animal shelter at its Virginia headquarters in July, 2010. Dr. Kovich determined “the facility does not contain sufficient animal enclosures to routinely house the number of animals annually reported as taken into custody.”
It turns out, this is because PETA has never intended to keep animals that are surrendered to them.
“After reviewing two months worth of records, Kovich found that 245 of the 290 animals–84 percent–that PETA took into custody were killed within 24 hours. Only 17 were reported as adopted or in foster homes. Kovich noted that PETA’s shelter did not meet PETA’s own published guidelines for operating a humane animal shelter,” PETA Kills Animals reports.