Ashley Byrne from PETA

Fashionable Compassion With Ashley Byrne

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Ashley Byrne has been taking a stand for animals since she was a teen and she now does this officially through her role with Peta. Today, we tackle dressing without guilt and looking fabulous in your own skin without appropriating anybody else’s. Of course you don’t wear fur, but what about wool? Feathers? Down? Tune in to learn the grim realities of these materials’ origins and the eco-chic alternatives that are populating the runways, plus the human rights abuses inherent in the leather industry and how luxurious — and earth-friendly — Vegan leather has become.

About our Guest

Ashley Byrne is a director for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) who has been interviewed about her work to promote animal rights by the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, the New York Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, among others, and her campaigns have been covered by Agence France-Presse, the Associated Press, HuffPost, Reuters, and U.S. News & World Report. She has overseen several successful PETA campaigns—including some of the most provocative—and will travel anywhere in the world and do whatever it takes to help stop cruelty to animals.



Pretend that you live in a society in which women are valued more as time goes by, and create a mini-culture around you of people who actually do that.

—from Younger by the Day

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