Although actress Christian Serratos handles blood, vampires and the nonliving when she stars in the Twilight Saga, she insists that she would never fashion anything dead. Not just a subtle point she’s trying to make, the beautiful Serratos has stripped down for PETA advertisements (which can be seen in the newest issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine) proclaiming: “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, electrocuted or they have their necks broken — all in the name of fashion. Many are even skinned alive,” according to PETA.
Serratos, who also posed for PETA’s “Save the Seals” celebrity ad series, told PETA in her photo shoot video: “I’ve always been opposed to slaughtering, eating, wearing carcass.” Check out the behind-the-scenes footage below and hear what else Serratos has to say about animal brutality…
Along with being a vegetarian and animal rights activist, 19-year-old Christian Serrato is an actress, model and singer. She is known for portraying Suzie Crabgrass on Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide and Angela Weber in Twilight, New Moon and the upcoming Eclipse, which are based on the best-selling Twilight novels by Stephenie Meyer, according to Wikipedia.
We all know that real fur comes from animals. What you may not know, is that in the wild, animals can suffer for days in steel-jaw traps before they are killed for what’s on their backs. “Animals raised on fur farms spend their whole miserable existence in tiny, wire cages where they are exposed to all weather extremes,” according to PETA.
About PETA: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world.
PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time. These areas include: factory farms, laboratories, in the clothing trade and in the entertainment industry. PETA also works on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other “pests,” and the abuse of backyard dogs.
PETA also works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement and protest campaigns.
For more information, visit www.peta.org.