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pa href=”http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/entertainment/celebrity/Beyonce-criticized-over-inauguration-outfit_84389816″As reported by ABC News/a/p
pDear Beyoncé Knowles: /p
pPeople worldwide heard and watched your appearance at President Obama’s second inauguration ceremony. /p
pFriends of Animals’ members and supporters were among the millions who saw, or will see images of, you in a Christian Dior mink coat. /p
pWhat does it mean when one of the most popular musicians in the world endorses the fur trade in such a dramatic way? The message is that fur-bearing animals who are shot, clubbed, electrocuted, caught in traps, or have their necks broken on breeding farms don’t matter. Their skins are viewed as belonging to humans. It’s a destructive and irresponsible message to many who deeply admire you./p
pOpulent, elegant, but most of all conscientious alternatives to fur abound, and to commit to ethical fashion statements would educate your fans in a meaningful way. You have the power to turn your message around./p
pWe at Friends of Animals, an animal-advocacy organization founded in 1957, ask you to publicly reject fur. We agree that fur is beautiful–on the bodies of those who were born in it./p
pEdita Birnkrantbr /
NY Directorbr /
Friends of Animals/p