“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.”
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.
35-3200 Island Highway, Nanaimo.
FUR COATS ARE WORN BY BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS AND UGLY PEOPLE
The Animals’ Agenda
FUR COATS ARE WORN BY BEAUTIFUL .ANIMALS AND UGLY PEOPLE!
TeeShirt $8.50 Tote $6 00
From China to Peru:
A Memoir of Travel
By Russell A. Fraser
Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press
The legend on her T-shirt tells us, however, that “Fur Coats Are Worn by Beautiful Animals and Ugly People.”
fur coats are worn by beautiful animals , and ugly people
10:21 AM · Jul 12, 2009·Twitter Web Client
Fur coats are worn by beautiful animals and ugly people. - Anon #vegan
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