Kim Kardashian has long been a PETA “enemy” for wearing fur in public and, thus, indirectly supporting the fur trade. Now, she's targeted for selling fur as well, in a campaign that will undoubtedly get a lot of people talking.Models Joanna Krupa and Katie Cleary have joined forces with Care2 with the aim of convincing Kim and her sister to stop selling fur at their DASH stores in California.
They plan to deliver a signed petition to the family, pleading with them to stop such practices, a statement on the Care2 official website says.
The two models, who have long been animal rights activists, aim to gather no less than 14,000 signatures, in a bid to show the three sisters, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe, that their fans too would love it if they showed animals a bit more love.
“No living being should have to endure the amount of pain that these animals go through for us!” Katie Cleary says in the aforementioned press statetement.
Krupa underlines that the Kardashians' high public profile makes their act of selling fur worse, because there are young women who look up to them and try to emulate whatever they do.
“One of the most influential families in the entertainment industry that could help give animals a voice on a large scale are the Kardashians. As a fashion-forward family with their clothing line in stores all over the US, they have the power to influence millions of people around the world,” Joanna says.
As noted above, this isn't the first time that Kim Kardashian & Co. come under fire for wearing and using fur in their designs.
In November last year, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals put out several billboards attacking Kim for her love of fur.
More recently, she was flour-bombed on the red carpet by a woman who turned out to be a longtime PETA activist, even though the group initially tried to deny any connection to her.
Because of the association between the flour assailant and PETA, Khloe, who had worked with the group before raising awareness, decided to ditch it to the curb, saying it supported “bullying.”