Dr. Dre’s headphones have struck a cord with the folks at PETA. His company, Beats By Dre, recently collaborated with fashion house, Oscar De La Renta on a limited edition line. Each headset is adorned with silver fox fur. Shortly after, PETA got wind of the design and sent Dre the letter below.
I hope this message finds you well. As you may know, PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters dedicated to the protection of animals. You have many fans here.
We’re writing today after reading about your new fox-fur headphones design with Oscar de la Renta. 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.