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PETA is Not a Fan of Dr. Dre's Fox Fur-Trimmed Headphones

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PETA is slamming Dr. Dre for his fox fur-trimmed headphones designed by Oscar de la Renta.

The organization has penned an open letter to Dr. Dre (addressing him like an old friend simply as "Dre") to ask him and designer Oscar de la Renta to instead consider using "cruelty-free" faux fur to line the $695 headphones:


We wanted to get in touch to urge you to keep fur and exotic-animal skins out of your Beats by Dre designs. Foxes, minks, rabbits, and other animals—including cats and dogs—are bludgeoned, genitally electrocuted, strangled with wire nooses, drowned, and even skinned alive for their pelts. Most animals killed for their fur are slaughtered in China, where there are no penalties for those who abuse animals on fur farms. Please take a moment to view this short video on the fur trade, hosted by actor Eva Mendes: http://www.peta.org/FeatureEvaMendes.asp.

With so many fashionable, cruelty-free materials available these days, we hope that you will keep animals in mind and choose not to use fur or exotic skins in your collection. You'd be joining designers such as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Bouwer, and Vivienne Westwood, who have banned fur from their designs.

There has been no response from Dre or Oscar just yet.