Saturday, June 13, 2009

France's First Lady Dope-Slaps PETA Over False Fur Accusations

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) — the same PETA that kills family pets in their Arlington, Virginia animal shelter — got bitch-slapped by Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, France's first lady, after they sent her a letter condemning her use of fur in some outfits sent to her by fashion designers.

According to a story in the Washington Times, PETA's US chapter had sent a letter (which was "mysteriously" leaked to the Associated Press) to Bruni-Sarkozi, citing some concerns they had about some photos that showed the former super model wearing what looked like fur.

So Bruni-Sarkozy leaked a letter back to them, by way of Dan Mathews, senior VP for PETA.

"Every designer who kindly lends me clothes for public appearances can tell you that I do not accept to wear fur pieces, even when they're only a small part of the outfit."

"I hope this letter answers the questions you may have had," said Bruni-Sarkozi. "Do not hesitate to write to me directly in the future or if you prefer to go through wire service, please take the time to check facts before publication."

Smack!

Don't waste your breath. PETA has never been known for letting simple things like facts get in the way of a good publicity stunt.
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