This isn’t a hate letter. So let’s start with the positives. We love your show. We adore the way you divide and conquer an estate sale. We love your fabulous parties, doting gays, impeccable style, and commitment to your adorable children and family. We, like you, are Mamas who love animals with sexy, tattooed motorcycle driving husbands. We coo over your precious pet chicken and tiny goat, who you keep in your home and treat as well as you treat your dogs.
What ruffles our feathers is you eating animals when it’s so clear how much you love animals. How can you love your chicken, and then cook and eat chicken in the same house in good conscience? How can you spend so much time, money, and energy on your animal (dog) rescue work, and then rationalize wearing fur (two episodes ago, you totally bought numerous vintage furs.) Is it possible that nobody has shown you “Earthlings” and nobody from PETA has come to talk to you after all these years in Los Angeles? Have you never walked into Kitson and seen copies of “Skinny Bitch” lining the store? We want to believe you just don’t know better (we were fur and meat lovers ourselves 10 years ago) but we are having a hard time imagining that you haven’t made the connection between Coco and Perdue.
You brought Coco to an award show in last nights episode and Lisa Vanderpump made jokes onstage about her dress being dead chicken feathers? It was a moment of ha-has all around, but having seen the behind the scenes footage of how “fashion” skins and feathers comes to us, that gag was no laughing matter. The devastating cruelty behind Vanderpump’s furs and feathers is cruelty you would go to the ends of of the earth to stop if it were threatened towards your beloved Coco. The images and footage us animal rights activists have seen are forever stamped on our hearts, which is why we choose – above all else – to make kind choices each and every day with what foods we put in our bodies and what fabrics we put on them.
You are SO almost there, Tori, please jump over to the other side. We are all waiting with open arms, and cruelty-free food and compassionate fashion tips.
Army members: Please tweet this story to Tori (or your own message of encouraging compassion) at @Torianddean