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YouTuber Teala Dunn poses in body paint for PETA campaign

A YouTube star has joined PETA’s fight against the use of fur by the fashion industry by posing in nothing but fox-themed body paint in a striking new campaign.

Teala Dunn, 20, can be seen in the ad sitting on the ground of what looks like a snow-covered forest, wearing a faux-fur tail and incredibly detailed make-up all over her body, making it look as though she is a fox.

The vlogger, who also stars in the TBS sitcom Are We There YET, is holding a sign that reads ‘Leave fur in the forest’, while the campaign’s tagline further states: ‘Animals aren’t clothing.’

Message: YouTube star Teala Dunn has joined PETA’s fight against the use of fur by the fashion industry by posing in nothing but fox-themed body paint in a striking new campaign

Reason: Teala said she was inspired to pose for the campaign by her pet, asking: 'I wouldn't want to wear my dog's fur, so why would I want to wear a fox fur or just any type of fur?'

Reason: Teala said she was inspired to pose for the campaign by her pet, asking: ‘I wouldn’t want to wear my dog’s fur, so why would I want to wear a fox fur or just any type of fur?’

Teala, who is from New Jersey, said she was inspired to pose for the campaign by her own pet.

‘I wouldn’t want to wear my dog’s fur, so why would I want to wear a fox fur or just any type of fur?’ she said.

‘I try to stay away from fur altogether, and if I do pick something that has fur, I make sure that it’s 100 per cent fake fur.

‘Make sure you check the labels of everything you buy.’

Teala’s campaign was released by PETA2, PETA’s division aimed at spreading the organization’s message to younger people.

Choices: The vlogger said she tries to stay away from fur as a general rule, and when she does wear it, makes sure it's artificial fur that didn't come from an animal

Choices: The vlogger said she tries to stay away from fur as a general rule, and when she does wear it, makes sure it’s artificial fur that didn’t come from an animal

Advocating: Teala's campaign was released by PETA2 , PETA's division aimed at spreading the organization's message to younger people

Advocating: Teala’s campaign was released by PETA2 , PETA’s division aimed at spreading the organization’s message to younger people

Audience: The vlogger has 955,000 subscribers on YouTube and 2.3 million Instagram followers, meaning she can easily reach out to teenagers and young adults

Audience: The vlogger has 955,000 subscribers on YouTube and 2.3 million Instagram followers, meaning she can easily reach out to teenagers and young adults

The vlogger has 955,000 subscribers on YouTube and 2.3 million Instagram followers, meaning she represents a valuable opportunity to reach teenagers and young adults through the new ad.

She joins the cohort of celebrities who have partnered with PETA and PETA2 in the past, with one of the most famous being Pamela Anderson.

Olivia Munn and Kesha have also in the past lent their faces to PETA2’s campaigns, joining various causes in the name of animal rights.

In 2011, Olivia encouraged others to boycott the circus, criticizing the use of animals in performances. 

The next year, Kesha blasted seal hunting in Canada, posing on a poster that read ‘Canada’s club scene sucks’ in reference to the clubs sometimes used to kill the animals.

In an initiative similar to Teala’s newest ad, P!nk has also in the past stripped down completely to join’s PETA’s fight against the fur trade.

The singer posed in nothing but her own skin in a black and white poster released in February 2015, in time for Fashion Week, with a slogan that proclaimed: ‘I’d rather go naked than wear fur.’

She also partnered with PETA2 in 2011, this time donning a white crop top with the word ‘cruel’ written in bloody letters, next to the tagline: ‘No fur coats allowed.’ 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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