“Dear Hill, IM(sic) GOING TO KILL YOU SERIOUSLY IF YOU DONT STOP YOUR(sic) DEAD. NO1 WANTS TO BUY YOUR SH-T, Sincerely ssssss ssssss.”
- a death threat received by australian designer alannah hill from an an activist on behalf of people for the ethical treatment of animals (peta)
the above-mentioned note arrived just a few weeks after peta members, dressed in skeleton costumes, staged a protest outside her flagship boutique in melbourne, protesting against her use of rabbit fur trim on five items in her new collection. hill also says she’s been the target of an email bombardment campaign and has had to hire bodyguards to safeguard her security. peter j, also known to the dutch as "the vegan streaker", was arrested this week for plotting to attack queen beatrix of the netherlands for her choice to wear fur. the charges include one count of illegal possession of weapons. do these people understand the hypocrisy in such acts? no matter what your view, violence is never a solution.