by Lee DeVito
This may seem like a surprise, but PETA will be giving away 100 fur coats, leather jackets, wool scarves and angora sweaters to Detroit's needy. The coats will be available at 1 pm. on Monday, Dec. 16 at Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, 150 Stimson St. (between Cass and Woodward).
It's a way to make use of existing fur coats without destroying them. The clothing was donated by "those who have moved on to garments whose production didn't involve cruelty to animals," according to a statement.
"PETA can't bring the animals who were slaughtered to make these coats back to life, but we can send a message that only people truly struggling to survive have any excuse for wearing fur," PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk said.