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Twisted advertising

Dear Editor:

In The Aspen Times recently, a full-page advertisement caught my eye. There was a model wearing one of your fur coats standing next to and affectionately touching a beautiful horse. I couldn’t help but chuckle through a heavy heart at the irony of using a gorgeous animal to help sell your fur.

One must wonder if you would approve of that horse being skinned alive in front of other horses, if it would benefit you financially. If you could hide the torture and horrors he went through from the greater public to make you money, would you support a big-business horse-killing factory? Do you hide the torture and suffering you cause from your own consciousness or do you truly not care?

I doubt that you have ever actually seen any of chinchillas, foxes, minks and other animals raised in despicable conditions and brutally killed for what you call fashion. I desperately wish you could look in their eyes and see a life as worthy and beautiful as that horse in your very twisted advertisement.

Emily Markham


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