A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 23, 2020
“Fur coats are worn by beautiful animals and ugly people”

"Fur coats are worn by beautiful animals and ugly people” is an animal rights saying that has been printed on many images. Authorship of the saying is unknown, but it has been cited in print since at least 1983.


31 March 1983, Gay News (London, UK), “A Gay’s Best Friends?” by Bob Workman, pg. 41, col. 1:
Because of their concern for animals Betty and Hilary are members of Animal Aid and the British Union for the abolition of vivisection. They are also vegetarians.
(...)
Betty showed me their campaigning T-shirts with their strongly worded messages, “Fur coats are worn by beautiful animals and ugly people”, “For Fox sake, stop hunting”, “Where blood flows clots form”. and “Met
s no treat for those you eat.”

Newspapers.com
25 December 1983, Miami (FL) Herald, “Sale attract a protest of fur fashions” by Jonathan Sacks, pg. 1BR, col. 2:
“Fur coats are worn by beautiful animals and ugly people,” one sign read.

8 January 1986, Nanaimo (BC) Daily Free Press, “Letters: Trapper story brings criticism,” pg. 4, col. 2:
I will close my letter with a slogan off the front of my daughter’s T-shirt—Fur coats are worn by beautiful animals and ugly people.
Audrey Hill,
35-3200 Island Highway, Nanaimo.


Google Books
BBC Wildlife
Volumes 4-5
1986
Pg. 34:
FUR COATS ARE WORN BY BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS AND UGLY PEOPLE

Google Books
The Animals’ Agenda
Volumes 7-8
1987
Pg. 50:
FUR COATS ARE WORN BY BEAUTIFUL .ANIMALS AND UGLY PEOPLE!
TeeShirt $8.50 Tote $6 00

Google Books
From China to Peru:
A Memoir of Travel

By Russell A. Fraser
Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press
2009
Pg. 207:
The legend on her T-shirt tells us, however, that “Fur Coats Are Worn by Beautiful Animals and Ugly People.”

Twitter
cuddy
@IwillbeLIEve
fur coats are worn by beautiful animals , and ugly people
10:21 AM · Jul 12, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Vegan Posters
@veganposters
Fur coats are worn by beautiful animals and ugly people. - Anon #vegan
5:16 PM · Aug 4, 2020·VeganPosters

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