Actress Taraji P. Henson joins a growing list of compassionate celebrities who are speaking up for animals by refusing to wear fur. She bares all in a super sexy ad for PETA’s iconic “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign and shows off her skin to help animals keep theirs.
“I don’t think a living being should suffer for the sake of fashion, period,” Henson proclaims. “End of story.” Suffering and furs go hand in hand. Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages before meeting a painful death. Denied proper veterinary care, they languish with open wounds and sores in cages. These living conditions can cause the animals severe psychological distress, and consequently, many of the animals turn to self-mutilation and cannibalism.
Henson shares with PETA, “When I realized what went into—not just, we’re not just even talking about a full-length fur coat, I’m talking about just … fur on your gloves or on your jacket or—what goes into making that little piece of fur ripped my heart out. And as humans, we have control. What if someone said, ‘Black skin is the new fur’?”