If you happened to drive past ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood early last Saturday, you would have seen an odd sight– a group of young women modeling fur coats. Saturday was a “pre tape session” for delegates of the Miss Florida USA and Miss Florida Teen USA pageants. The Fur Information Council of America, a fur industry trade group, is a sponsor of both pageants and provides fur coats as “prizes” for the winners. The cruelty and ugliness of fur has no place in a beauty pageant.
Please contact the producer of Miss Florida USA and Miss Florida Teen USA and ask that 2009 be the last year that fur is included in the pageants.
Grant H. Gravitt, Jr., Executive Producer
Miss Florida USA & Miss Florida Teen USA
Phone: (954) 924-4949
Fax: (954) 924-4980
The pageant posted a video of Saturday’s fur modeling on YouTube (click here). If you have a YouTube account, please post a comment.
Mark your calendars! Please plan to join us outside the pageant finals on Saturday, July 18 at Broward Community College’s Bailey Hall in Davie.