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Eva Mendes has spoken out against fur for PETA.

“At a time when there is so much violence in the world, this is one type of violence that all of us can help stop—by being informed consumers,” she said.

The actress has recorded a video for PETA outlining the reasons she strongly supports animals rights and refuses to wear fur.

“I’m eternally grateful to PETA for creating awareness in my life of animal rights,” she said. “I’m definitely not perfect in my choices, but what I do know is that you must question where everything comes from – whether it’s food or a very cool bag. I just hope more designers become fur free.”

The actress goes on to talk about how PETA first approached her and changed her life.

PETA says: "When Eva learned how cruel the fur industry is—and that there are no laws to protect many of the animals who are raised or trapped for fur—she vowed never to wear fur again. To kill animals without damaging their fur, trappers usually strangle, beat, or stomp them to death, and some are even skinned alive or have their throats cut while they are still conscious.

“An undercover investigation of Chinese fur farms revealed that dogs and cats frequently end up in traps and cages and fur is often mislabeled when it’s sold, so there really is no way to know what kind of animal a piece of fur came from. More than half of the finished fur garments imported for sale in the U.S. contain fur that came from China.”

To watch Eva’s video and find out more about what you can do to stop cruelty to animals, click here.

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