As PETA's anti-fur ads come to an end, take a look back at all the stars, from Bethenny Frankel to Pamela Anderson, who have stripped down to advocate for animal rights. The rising model, 22, followed in her mom Kim Basinger's footsteps by posing nude for PETA after she became one of the first stars to strip down in a statement against fur back in The Emmy-award winner is the most recent celebrity to strip down in the name of PETA's anti-fur campaign. Anderson wears nothing but a smile and cat ears to support the animal-rights organization's message: "I'd rather go naked than wear fur.
The phrase "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" has been credited to celebrities -- in various states of undress -- from Pamela Anderson to Eva Mendes, Pink and Dennis Rodman. But after almost 30 years, the animal rights group that convinced dozens of stars to strip down for anti-fur ads is retiring its famous campaign. With a growing number of labels, designers and retailers distancing themselves from animal skins in recent years, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals PETA believes that its long-running awareness campaign is no longer necessary. Christina Applegate shot by Robert Sebree in Credit: Peta. Announcing its decision Tuesday, the organization also credited legal crackdowns in places like California, which became the first US state to ban the sale of fur products, with what it calls the "demise" of the trade. The Go-Go's shot by Greg Gorman in
20 Stars Who Stripped Down & Posed Naked For PETA (PHOTOS)
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From vegetarians and animal rights champions to "reformed" fur wearers and budding environmentalists, celebs have long appeared in PETA's print advertisements and videos. Many of these celebrities are often featured nude, which has led to criticism from feminist groups that claim these images objectify women and rely on oppressive "sex sells" ideologies. Others claim it's empowering when women choose to flaunt their bodies in order to convey a message dear to their hearts.