PETA "Santas" to Urge South Coast Plaza Christmas Eve Shoppers Not to Buy Fur

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That may not be Santa Claus you last-minute shoppers see at South Coast Plaza this afternoon but members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Activists dressed like Kris Kringle will not be trying to draw attention to the miserable working conditions for flying reindeer but animals who are skinned, sheared or mutilated for their fashionable hides.

The PETAns say they will greet shoppers and hand out candy canes with tags reading, "Be Sweet to Animals: Don't Buy Fur, Leather, or Wool."

"Shoppers can find faux fur, pleather and other stylish alternatives to animal skins everywhere, from Santa Claus Lane to 34th Street," explains PETA "Santa" Heather Faraid. "We're asking people to give everyone--including animals--a reason to celebrate this holiday season."

Look for them inside the Costa Mesa mall in front of Macy's starting at noon today.

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Ro Ar
Ro Ar

If the animal is skinned alive, that needs a violent punishment to the factory owner. If it's slaughtered quickly and properly, and everything is harvested, that's nature to me.

Ward Anderson
Ward Anderson

Do you really need to bash people that don't want animals to be tortured? Fuckin American right? Have a fucking heart, not only for animals but the humans that respect them enough to try and show that it's not cool what these living beings go through , anyone saying shut up hippie or bragging about your animal consumption is no different in regards to boasting their personal choices , why bash people at all on both ends, be you do you and shut the fuck up

Ward Anderson
Ward Anderson

Everyone that comments derogatory statements towards people that want animals to be treated well, think about what you're talking shit on...and then go to church...and then fuck off

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

Dies Natalis Solis Invicti to all

Gabriel Torres
Gabriel Torres

Fucking hippies, go chain yourself to a chinchilla,

Technofancy Eric
Technofancy Eric

Animals don't celebrate Christmas. If they want to make a change, protest at actual fur farms. My wife will love her baby mink fur coat tomorrow

Zoe S Alan
Zoe S Alan

So buying fur.. and might toss a burning "fake" cat at there feet, and a bucket of KFC!

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