By Meghan Blalock, StyleCaster
woman wearing fur coatPETA has taken an interesting strategy for combating animal cruelty this season: They've teamed up with Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries to donate a ton of vintage minks to the homeless community in Detroit. Normally, the organization collects old furs from people who have converted from fur lovers to fur avoiders, and this year they decided to do something with that stash.
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If you think this seems incredibly counter-intuitive, you're not alone. Ingrid E. Newkirk, the co-founder and president of PETA, responded to nobel by saying, "PETA can't bring the animals who were slaughtered to make these coats back to life, but we can send a message that only people truly struggling to survive have any excuse for wearing fur." So far, they've donated 100 furs to the residents of Detroit homeless shelter Bethlehem House.
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