The organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), which is dedicated to “raising awareness” of animal abuse, launched a line of fictitious clothing made with “human skin” featuring the faces, blood, and even teeth of the person who was “killed” to make the garment, in an attempt to compare humans to animals.
Under the name Urban Outraged—which could be translated as “angry urban” clothing—PETA launched a line of fictitious clothing, bags, jackets, miniskirts, and belts that were designed so that you can see the faces of the people who were named on each garment, sometimes the blood or teeth of those that died so that someone else can wear it, with the intention of generating distaste for clothing made from animal hide.
One of Urban Outraged slogans describes it as “fashion that dares to ask the question ‘who are you wearing?'”
“A cow’s skin belongs to her, and she feels fear and pain in a slaughterhouse every bit as much as you or I would,” PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman said in an exclusive statement to the New York Post.
“PETA’s Urban Outraged challenges shoppers to see the individual behind every bit of animal skin on store racks and shelves,” Reiman concluded.
On the Urban Outraged website, you see images of a handbag with ‘Peter’s’ nipples visible, or Richard’s loafers where you see blood and live flesh on the insoles, or Avery’s jacket that was 22 years old and his nose, mouth and face are sewn together to make the garment.
Another image shows Meg’s boots whose insoles are made from her teeth.
The online store and her designs are digital only and are not actually for sale.
According to Gateway Pundit, in another PETA campaign to ‘generate’ awareness for animal abuse, activists went to Urban Outfitters clothing stores and pasted up drawings—which they call ‘artwork’—of a woman removing the hide from a cow in an attempt to illustrate what it means to buy a garment made from animal hide.
In the graphic, the cow is holding a sign that reads ‘Urban Outfitters, I’m not a leather jacket.’
“This can’t-be-missed campaign brings shoppers face to face with the cows who die for leather,” said 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.”
However, in July 2010 Daniel Kovich, an investigator for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services where PETA has a shelter for street pets, discovered that the organization not only doesn’t meet the standards for animal care that they themselves set, but also appears to have killed pets for whom they did not get an owner.
Dr. Kovich determined “the facility does not contain sufficient animal enclosures to routinely house the number of animals annually reported as taken into custody.”
The website PETAKillsAnimals.com (PETA kills animals) published documents proving that during Mr. Kovich’s inspection of PETA’s Virginia shelter, it was found that of the 290 pets they received, only 17 were adopted and the rest were euthanized within 24 hours.