Target: Oscar de la Renta
Goal: Tell Oscar de la Renta to stop using fox fur as a part of his products
High end fashion designer Oscar de la Renta recently collaborated with hip hop star Dr. Dre to create a deluxe collection of headphones. Dr. Dre, a Grammy winning artist and producer, is known for his expensive, high definition headphones titled Dr. Dre’s Beats. Oscar de la Renta recently debuted his design, revealing a pair of high end headphones encased with silky silver fox fur selling for upwards of $600. Not only is the price absurd for a pair of headphones that would normally go for half the price, both companies involved in this collaboration are killing foxes for profit.
The headphones are being sold as a limited edition and they come with ControlTalk, which means the device responds to vocal demands, hands-free calling, a traveling case, and a one-year warranty. The headphones are encased with plum colored fox fur that is clearly not faux due to the expensive price tag, which means hundreds of foxes were brutally murdered to make this specific product. This level of animal cruelty is inexcusable and should never be tolerated. Oscar de la Renta and Dr. Dre must apologize for their inhumane and insincere decision to sell this product and discontinue sales immediately.
Animal activist organization, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has already expressed its discontent over the sales of these headphones. However, the sales continue at the expense of innocent animals. The description linked to the headphones read: “Form meets function as these high performance headphones deliver rich, full sound from a portable and stylish unit.” The sound may be better than the average set of headphones, but at least the average headphones were not created by murdering animals.
Many high end fashion houses, such as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Vivienne Westwood, do not use real fur anymore as a sign of standing by animal rights. Oscar de la Renta and Dr. Dre should join these progressive fashion leaders and stop exploiting animals for their fur. The limited edition line of headphones must be discontinued.
Dear Oscar de la Renta,
Your recent collaboration with hip hop Grammy winner and producer Dr. Dre exploits foxes for their fur. The pair of Dr. Dre’s headphones created by your company uses real silky fox fur, died in a plum hue, and sells for over $600. Although this is a limited edition, the fact that you allowed foxes to be killed for fashion is horrible and shameful.
Foxes are not supposed to be worn on our ears or worn at all. The headphones and the price tag of $695 clearly benefits your company and Dr. Dre’s company at the expense of animals. Stop murdering foxes for mere profit and discontinue the line immediately.
[Your Name Here]