If you are a fox, rabbit, or coyote, this is your list of friends and fiends! For the first time ever, In Defense of Animals is unveiling the 10 Worst vs. 10 Best Celebrities ‘Fur’ Animals!
Fur-bearing animals are at a critical moment in history which could earn them the right to live free from persecution thanks to groundbreaking laws in California and New York City—the Fashion Capital of the World!
Here’s how you can help...
As you read our list, please send our suggested messages to the 10 Best Celebrities ‘Fur’ Animals to urge their support for New York City and California’s fur bans and to call on fellow stars on the 10 Worst Celebrities ‘Fur’ Animals list to ditch fur forever!
1. BEST: Mena Suvari / WORST: Lady Gaga
Mena Suvari is a fearless activist who recently led an anti-fur march in Beverly Hills as part of a #FurFreeFriday protest. When asked about her cruelty-free, sustainable fashion choices, Suvari explains “You’re doing a good thing for the environment, you’re doing a good thing for animals and you’re saving a lot of money," she told Stylish. "I love being able to feel good in what I'm wearing!"
“I am proud to say I no longer wear, nor promote this cruel practice. And I encourage you all to educate yourselves about all that’s horrific taking place within the fashion industry in relation to the #furtrade and #industry to see that there are so many awesome and exceptional alternatives!”
Please ask Mena to “Please support AB 44 to ban fur in California!” on Instagram!
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@MenaSuvari, please help @LadyGaga make the connection between the animals she loves so dearly and the animals who suffer and die for the clothing she wears. How would she feel if her three french bulldogs, Gustave, Asia, and Koji were skinned so someone could wear their fur?
Call on Lady Gaga to ditch fur! Credit: Instagram:@ladygaga
2. BEST: RZA / WORST: Cardi B
Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (commonly known as “RZA”), a long-time vegan and founding member of Wu-Tang Clan, recently backed NYC’s bill to ban fur sales despite the fur industry’s race-focused propaganda. The Brooklyn-native asserts that:
“though it may be argued by some that fur used to show elite status in our community because of the inequality we face in society, those days are done.”
Please contact RZA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and say: Thank you @RZA for supporting the #NYCfurban! Please call upon fellow New York City native @iamCardiB to stop wearing the stolen skins of tortured animals & support a citywide fur ban in NYC! Let’s #MakeFurHistory!
Urge Cardi B to go fur-free! Credit: Shutterstock
3. BEST: Anjelica Huston / WORST: Justin Bieber
Credit: Amanda Demme
World-renowned actress Anjelica Huston also backs the proposed ban on fur sales in “Fashion Capital of the World.” In April 2019, Huston told New York Daily News she is “ashamed of having supported the fur trade years ago” and asserts that many consumers are unaware of fur's “horrifying” supply chain.
Thank you @anjelicahuston for backing the #NYCfurban! Will you call on @justinbieber to ditch fur and to publicly support the NYC and CA fur bans? Let’s #MakeFurHistory!
@justinbieber: Would you allow your cat Tuts to be electrocuted for someone to wear her as a hat or fur trim on a jacket?
Call on Justin Bieber to stop wearing the stolen skins of animals! Credit: Harpers BAZAAR
4. BEST: Tim Gunn / WORST: Heidi Klum
Fashion and style expert, Tim Gunn advocates for animals by shedding light on the gruesome fur trade. In May 2019, Gunn publicly endorsed NYC’s proposed fur ban, stating:
“[F]urriers used to slice up chimpanzees, gorillas, monkeys, leopards, baby seals, and tigers for their fur. Most of that was declared illegal. Now it’s time to safeguard all the other animals from such gratuitous violence by supporting City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s bill to ban fur sales in New York.”
Urge Heidi Klum to switch to faux fur! Credit: Asadorian-Mejia/Splash
5. BEST: Taraji P. Henson / WORST: Jennifer Lopez
Empire star, Taraji P. Henson is a huge fan of faux fur and took center stage in PETA’s I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur campaign. “I don’t think a living being should suffer for the sake of fashion, period,” Henson says. “End of story.”
Thank you @therealTaraji for rejecting the cruelty of the fur trade. Please urge fellow W Magazine cover shoot star @JLo to support banning fur in California and to switch to compassionately-made clothing!
Call on Jennifer Lopez to support animal-friendly fashion! Credit: Shutterstock
6. BEST: Eva Mendes / WORST: Rihanna
Actress and model, Eva Mendes has spoken out against fur for years and even offers faux fur garments as part of her clothing line for New York & Company!
“I recently got a dog and he’s not only made me a happier girl—he’s made me much more sympathetic to animal rights. I look at my beautiful dog and think, “Of course I’d never eat him or skin him for his fur, so why would I be okay with eating a cow or wearing a cheetah?” It’s just not right. It’s a contradiction.”
Thank you @EvaMendes for all your wonderful work for animals! Will you ask entertainer and fellow designer @Rihanna to #ditchfur & support #furbans in CA and NYC?
Urge Rihanna to stop wearing the fur of tortured animals! Credit: Shutterstock
7. BEST: Kim Kardashian West / WORST: Kris, Kendall, and Kylie Jenner
While the term “animal rights” may not come to mind when you hear Kim Kardashian’s name, she recently told People magazine that she had all of her favorite fur coats remade with faux fur. Kim is putting her massive social media following to good use by letting her daughter model a newly made faux fur coat on Instagram to inspire her 145 million followers to make the switch to faux!
Thank you for going #furfree @KimKardashian! Please ask your family @KrisJenner, @KylieJenner & @KendallJenner to “keep up” with your compassionate lifestyle by ditching fur & supporting the #furban in your home state of California!
Call on Kris, Kendall, and Kylie Jenner to make the compassionate, fashion-forward choice to go faux! Credit: Instagram:@kendalljenner, Instagram:@kimkardashian, Instagram:@kyliejenner
8. BEST: Alicia Silverstone / WORST: Conor McGregor
Actor and entrepreneur Alicia Silverstone is well-known for The Kind Diet and vegan advocacy, and she recently spoke out in support of banning fur in her home city of San Francisco!
“There’s so much violence in the world that’s beyond our control, but banning fur sales is one easy way to set an example of compassion for the whole world to follow.”
Thank you @AliciaSilv for supporting the #SFfurban. Will you tweet at mink jacket-wearing Conor McGregor @TheNotoriousMMA to tell him he is “Clueless” about the cruelty of fur?
Urge Conor McGregor to fight against animal cruelty by switching to faux fur!
9. BEST: Olivia Munn / WORST: Lana Del Rey
Olivia Munn is a superhero both on and off the screen who has exposed the shocking cruelty occurring on Chinese fur farms. She recently applauded Chanel for going fur-free on social media and celebrated Los Angeles becoming the largest city in the world to ban fur sales!
“[W]hen you think about even that little tiny trim of fur on your gloves or on your collar, that is still coming from an animal that had to endure so much pain just for you,” she explained in an interview with PETA. “There’s nothing good about pretending like you don’t know.”
Thank you for being a #furhero @OliviaMunn! Please urge “Summertime Sadness” songstress & California resident @LanaDelRey, to stop wearing fur & support the #CAfurban! The animal victims of the fur she wears experience much worse than seasonal sorrow.
Ask Lana Del Rey to support compassionately-made clothing! Credit: Galore Mag
10. BEST: Ricky Gervais / WORST: Nicki Minaj
Outspoken actor and comedian Ricky Gervais is known for calling out animal abuse on social media, including the horrors of the fur industry. In 2018, Gervais tweeted:
“It breaks my heart to know that millions of beautiful little creatures are caged for their short life then electrocuted & skinned to make some idiot a fur coat or accessory. Shame on everyone involved. #BanFur”
Thank you for speaking out for animals, @RickyGervais! Will you publicly support the #CAfurban & call on fur-wearing @NickiMinaj to ditch fur & promote faux to her billions of fans instead?
Call on Nicki Minaj to join the fur-free movement! Credit: Instagram:@nickiminaj