A foxy lady, bunny girl and cat woman draw attention to animal cruelty By
Robert Michael Poole 21
Clad in bikinis with fake fur, members of an anti-fur group demonstrate
Visitors to Shibuya on Sunday morning
were mostly wrapped up for the winter cold. But there were three exceptions.
Wearing little more than sexy bikinis, three young women
carried placards with horrific images of animal cruelty. This was the latest
publicity stunt by non-profit organization the
Animal Rights Center Japan.
ARCJ has previously organized marches by hundreds of locals through Tokyo's
fashionable districts of Harajuku, Omotesando and Shibuya -- though usually
in warmer months.
The girls, known as the
Pretty Inside Angels (PIA),
came dressed as a fox, rabbit and cat, holding messages such as "Real love
is more important than real fur."
PIA -- Eri, Mayu and Airi -- have
started their own twitter in an
attempt to reach out to the Shibuya youth.
The ARCJ also has a
website specifically dedicated to the no-fur campaign,
no-fur.org, which aims to educate
Japan's fashion conscious on the possible origin of some of their clothes.