As one of the stars of the Twilight Saga, Christian Serratos is used to working with vampires and the nonliving—but she would never wear anything dead. Christian strips down for PETA in the name of animals and is telling her fans, “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur.”
Each year millions of animals are killed for their fur. Rabbits, foxes, minks, dogs, cats, chinchillas, and other animals are bludgeoned, strangled, drowned, poisoned, stomped to death, or electrocuted, or they have their necks broken, all in the name of fashion. Many are even skinned alive.
In the wild, animals can suffer for days in steel-jaw traps before they are killed. Animals raised on fur farms spend their whole miserable existence in tiny, wire cages where they are exposed to all weather extremes.
Christian, who also posed for PETA’s “Save the Seals” celebrity ad series, told us, “I’ve always been opposed to slaughtering, eating, wearing carcass.” Check out behind-the-scenes footage from Christian’s photo shoot and find out what else she has to say about animal rights.…through December 16, visitors to the site can register to win the entire Twilight book series and a pair of movie tickets to a showing of their choice!On fur: “It’s frivolous,” says Christian, who sped through author Stephenie Meyer’s entire Twilight book series in preparation for her role. “You can get fake fur, which, if that’s what you want–if you want that fur look–it looks just the same. It’s really unnecessary to skin an animal when you can get something that looks just the same without hurting anything.”
On classroom dissection: “It’s kind of unbelievable, I mean, forcing somebody to slice something open is hard to wrap your mind around,” says Christian, whose character on Nickelodeon’s Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide refused to dissect a frog. “Watching Nickelodeon, you can see that there is an alternative. So I just think it’s funny that actual schools can’t see that when a kids’ show did. Sign a petition. Do something. Have all your friends get involved and do something!”
On animal testing: “You can get so many products � shampoos and make-up and lotions � [A]lways looking on the bottle [to find what hasn’t been tested on animals] is really, really important.”
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