Anjelica Huston has given her old fur coats “new purpose” by donating them to charity.
The Royal Tenenbaums star and longtime animal activist handed over a lynx-fur jacket, a muskrat-trimmed fur coat, a black rabbit hide hat and other items to officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Tuesday (30Jan18).
The garments and accessories will be transformed into bedding for animals and people who are struggling to keep warm in the winter.
“These coats were given to me decades ago, when I had no idea how animals suffered in the fur trade,” the actress writes in a statement to WENN. “They’ve been sitting in storage for over 20 years. By donating them to PETA, I’ll be giving them a new purpose by providing orphaned wildlife with bedding and helping the homeless keep warm.”
Anjelica’s old coats are going to be sent off to a variety of locations, from Beverly Hills to West Virginia, where homeless residents at the Scott Place Shelter will use the apparel to stay warm.
The Cuddle Coats organisation in Minnesota also benefits from the 66-year-old star’s donation – bosses at the charity plan to cut up the garments to make them into animal beds.
Huston, who was dubbed PETA’s Person of the Year in 2012, is the latest in a long line of celebrities who have gifted their furs to the animal rights group – Mariah Carey, Mary Tyler Moore, Sharon Osbourne and Kim Cattrall have also done so in the past.
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