Penelope Cruz joins PETA’s campaign against fur trade

Updated: Feb 02, 2012, 16:01 PM IST

Washington: Penelope Cruz is the latest celebrity to join hands with PETA for its anti-fur campaign in US.

The Spanish actress has condemned the use of real fur by posing on a 70-foot billboard, which is set to be displayed outside New York’s Madison Square Garden.

The 37-year-old, who is married to actor Javier Bardem, turns her head to look over her bare back next to the words, ‘Give Fur the Cold Shoulder’, in the advertisement.

The billboard will be up throughout New York Fashion Week from February 9-16 and similar campaigns will take place in London and Milan as the brunette beauty condemns the use of real fur for clothing.

“Penelope Cruz has appeared on every ‘best-dressed’ list in the world, and the one thing you’ll never see her wearing is fur,” Contactmusic quoted Yvonne Taylor, PETA Senior Programme Manager, as saying.

“One couldn’t ask for a more fitting emblem of the modern, glamorous woman who knows that there’s nothing more beautiful than a woman who has a look that kills without anyone having to die for it,” Taylor added.