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Celebrating Compassion for Animals During Fashion Week! Please Vote!

Offbeat  (tags: animals, fashion, environment, protection )

- 3231 days ago -
Today is the first day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The week runs from Sept 9-16, and it's going to be the biggest Fashion Week yet. More than 325 designers will be flaunting their Spring/Summer 2011 collections in New York City's Damrosch Park at the


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lori c (29)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 5:28 am
These models, designers etc. need to see some videos of animals being skinned alive and the horrible living conditions on fur farms, they are so selfish!

Carol H (229)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 6:33 am
noted thanks Cher

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 6:51 am
Noted and voted. Wearing animals is disgusting...but Lady Gaga posing with a "meat bikini" is even more so.

Thursday September 9, 2010, 7:32 am

CherAway C (1424)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 7:57 am

Fashion? It's for the dogs. I don't pay attention to clothes. 35.71% (5 votes)

Strap on my leather-free sandals, let's go shopping! 42.86% (6 votes)

I love fashion, I love fur, and I don't feel guilty about it. Call me Cruella Deville. 0% (0 votes)

I'd like a more animal-friendly wardrobe, but I don't have a runway budget. 21.43% (3 votes)

Total Votes: 14


Claudia Elliott (42)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 8:13 am
Thanks for sharing.

Peggy A (109)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 9:17 am
Noted and voted

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 9:21 am
noted and voted. It's for the dogs. Fashion, smashion!

Ira M (211)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 10:28 am
Voted and noted :)

Alicia V (181)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 11:40 am
Voted and Signed a petition on the right side of the voting page. Thanks Cher.

Penelope Ryan (178)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 12:13 pm
Thanks, no more killing for fashin. We can win!!! Thanks Cher

stephen lawrence (4)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 1:34 pm
yet again i'll say there are 14 million plus of us
how come so little votes ?
seems some on here are being selective in thier caring

billy belshaw (11)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 2:19 pm
thank you Cher. noted.

Catherine Turley (192)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 2:26 pm
don't play into the complete waste and self indulgence that is fashion. even good people like oprah get sucked into the vortex.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 3:02 pm
Why aren't women past this? If anything, women should know that barbaric practices end up being anti-female. Or is it just me who sees this trend?

Magdalena M (0)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 3:09 pm
I like my jeans.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 3:36 pm
There was a TV commercial that ran a few years ago.
Models strutted onto the runway wearing long fur coats.
Slowly, blood began running form the coats.
Wish they would run it again.
Probably banned, probably offended the senses of fur wearing, empty-headed twits.

Rebecca Stover (33)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 4:04 pm
Noted, voted and tweeted. I am with Karen, I would like to see that commercial run again, and again, and again! Thank you Cher!

MmAway M (519)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 4:38 pm
Thank you Hun!

Was going to write down the numbers, SHOCKING to me...need more votes on this one!

. (1)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 4:44 pm
Noted and voted. Thank you Cher.

Laurie IS AWAY S (128)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 5:13 pm
Fashion? It's for the dogs. I don't pay attention to clothes. 32.2% (38 votes)
Strap on my leather-free sandals, let's go shopping! 36.44% (43 votes)
I love fashion, I love fur, and I don't feel guilty about it. Call me Cruella Deville. 0.85% (1 votes)
I'd like a more animal-friendly wardrobe, but I don't have a runway budget. 30.51% (36 votes)
Total Votes: 118


Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 5:49 pm
Noted and voted ( fashion is for the dogs ... )
Would've liked to have seen the commercial that Karen and Rebecca are referring to ! Was it sponsored by PETA ?
TY Cher

Mandy M (13)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 7:26 pm
Thank you Cher.

Susan S (187)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 8:00 pm
Although the choices were a bit confusing and the survey seemed a bit simplistic, it it important to hope that fashion focuses on compassion for animals. If there was a COMPASSION CENTERED FASHION INDUSTRY SHOW which was meant to get people thinking about fur and leather then it would be marvelous.

Sharon S (8)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 9:04 pm
The fasion industy is slowly, too slowly, but slowly, getting the idea that fur is not the in thing anymore. Too much negativity on it and with Cihina doing its live animal skinning, some of those pictures should be on signs all around the shows. Animals are getting a better deal, finally. It has been a long time coming, but it has been improving daily. Leather items are part of Americana, due to the meat business. I will not stop eating meat as there is also no other purpose for cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, etc. Things may change more towards vegetarianism in the next few decades, but I seriouly doubt there will never be shortage of meat eaters. Our teeth were just not made that way and neither were alot of our inner working. But animals do not need bo be abused and tortured for any industry. That is just wrong and I am glad all the areas that need to be monitored are getting the undercover videos to make them behave and stop the cruelty. That is unnecessary.

Genoveva M (328)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 10:16 pm
I hope they stop wearing fur when they realized, they are wearing cadavers who didn't have a choice between being alive or being a coat. Shame on humanity's cruelty:(( they should see some of the PETA's videos. According to the scums from hell who do this, if the poor animal is skinned alive the fur peels whole and easier than, if the animals are dead. I am shameful to be human. I just feel life is worthless having to know how cruel some parasites like the fur suppliers can be. It breaks my heart to know that as I am sitting here writing about this horrifying killings.... out there some where this are still happening. I can not wait for judgment day! and I hope China goes to hell because they are one of the main suppliers.

Victoria B (36)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 11:33 pm
Watch 'EARTHLINGS' on YouTube.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 10, 2010, 12:22 am
Voted and noted.

gail dair (0)
Friday September 10, 2010, 1:08 am
voted and noted ty

mary f (200)
Friday September 10, 2010, 1:36 am
voted noted

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Friday September 10, 2010, 3:25 am
Noted voted!

Jan Garen (86)
Friday September 10, 2010, 7:46 am
A quote 'fur coats are worn by beautiful animals and ugly people' - I bought a T shirt years ago with that on it and seemingly nothing has changed. I would like to see the furs these people parade themselves in, grow teeth and claws and rip them to pieces. Wearing fur should be something to be ashamed of - for a time that is how it was viewed. Now the whole barbaric practice has started again with the emergence of a new breed of fashion designer, models and empty headed'celebrities'who care nothing about animals. These vacuous people are are a waste of space.

Andrea rogers (71)
Friday September 10, 2010, 9:35 am
Real beauty runs skin deep.........what you wear and how you conduct yourself says alot about yourself. have no patience for this

Sascha Norris (16)
Friday September 10, 2010, 10:09 am
Noted & voted! The bottom line is that these runway shows during fashion week generate big bucks--and furs are a big money item. Therefore, the designers use them to make as much money as possible. They could care less about the cruelty involved in getting the furs as long as it generates more profit for them. This is sad! They need to be educated about the horrors of these animals being made into fur coats and accessories.

Jennifer M (78)
Friday September 10, 2010, 11:59 am
Noted and voted!

Lisa P (63)
Friday September 10, 2010, 1:01 pm
Noted and Voted!! TY Cher... FUR FREE FOREVER!!!

janet f (29)
Friday September 10, 2010, 1:17 pm
I have often felt that people should be made to watch their fur coats being killed and skinned before they are allowed to purchase it. That way, when you see someone walking down the street in a fur coat or a coat with a fur collar you really know what kind of person they are.

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Friday September 10, 2010, 9:11 pm
Shared on Facebook!!! :(

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday September 11, 2010, 3:04 am
Voted and noted, thanks.

Mervi R (74)
Saturday September 11, 2010, 1:26 pm
noted, voted

Selma A (44)
Sunday September 12, 2010, 10:18 pm
Noted and voted. I'm afraid there will always be a few idiots that don't care about the suffering of innocent animals. For the rest of us, education is the key to ending their suffering.

Michela M (3964)
Monday September 13, 2010, 4:48 pm
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela
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