"Mrs. Obama does not wear fur" is the statement from First Lady Michelle following France's First Lady's similar recent sentiments.
According to Dan Mathews, senior vice president for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals U.S., "For Michelle Obama, respecting animals is obviously part of the social progress that she and her husband are working so hard to promote. By officially rejecting fur, these two style icons will make people everywhere see fur for what it is: old-fashioned and cruel."
Now if only the Obamas could commit to equality for gay and lesbian Americans!
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