Tim Gunn, a mentor to fashion designers on Project Runway, is not only a talented designer, he's a huge animal lover!!
Most recently, he's sent a letter via PETA to the organizers of a gay pride celebration in Atlanta.
He is asking that they move their party that kicks-off the event to a new venue, instead of the Georgia Aquarium.
"The loud music and normal party raucousness that are part of the Pride event are deeply disturbing and unnerving to the sound-sensitive beluga whales at the aquarium. Loud noise can be torturous for whales. As a leader of Pride, you champion human rights of the individuals in the LGBT community. How is it possible to be simultaneously dismissive of the pain and anguish suffered by another species of mammal?"
So what does he expect them to do?
Just stop what they're doing, pack up and change venues??
Yup! Pretty much! He said:
"With close to six months of lead time, you can surely make it work. I believe that Atlanta's LGBT community would agree that the kick-off celebration would be more in keeping with Pride's spirit and these compassionate changing times if the party were cruelty-free."
We really hope they'll listen!!
Poor belugas! Let's leave the whales alone!
[Image via WENN.]
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