Charity donates over 150 unwanted fur coats to impoverished Afghan orphans and widows – Totally Vegan Buzz
Charity donates over 150 unwanted fur coats to Afghan orphans and widows
Image: PETA

“Buying fur is cold, but donated coats can help those in need stay warm.”

 Vegan charity PETA has donated more than 150 fur coats to ‘orphans, widows, and others in need to get through long, snowy winters in Afghanistan’.

The organization teamed up with Southfield-based Life for Relief and Development – a global organization, dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to people regardless of race, gender, religion and cultural background – for its fur coat donation program.

The program also sends unwanted furs to people experiencing homelessness and wildlife rehabilitation programs (to be used as bedding for orphaned animals), as well as using them in informative displays.

‘Help those in need’

PETA boxed up all furs donated by people ‘who have had a change of heart about the ethics of wearing animals’.

“The steady stream of fur coats pouring into PETA offices shows that most people in America have stopped wearing fur,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said.

“While PETA can’t bring back animals who were electrocuted, gassed, or even skinned alive to make coats, we can use the furs to help those with few options in life.”

‘Cut cruelty’

Sharing pictures of the program on Twitter, PETA wrote: “Buying fur is cold, but donated coats can help those in need stay warm.

“Cut cruelty out of your closet and consider donating used furs!”

‘Very thankful’

 “We appreciate the donation of fur coats PETA sent to Life for distribution in Afghanistan,” Life for Relief and Development CEO Dr Hany Saqr said.

“[T]he people receiving the coats are very thankful.”

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