Donated furs found new lives with Detroit’s homeless women this week. And the gift came from an unlikely donor: PETA. The animal rights group often distributes furs at homeless shelters, after they’re donated from women who have gone fur-free.
Fur-loathing PETA is handing out mink coats to Detroit’s homeless as harsh temperatures in the Motor City dip below freezing.
The animal advocacy group, which says “only people who are truly struggling to survive have any excuse to wear fur,” dropped off 100 donated furs to the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries on Monday in partnership with the Bethlehem House, a local women’s group.