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Would You Rather Be Naked Than Wear Fur? Gillian Anderson Joins PETA's Naked Campaign

You could feel a little chilly in your birthday suit, but PETA assures that the sacrifice is well worth it.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA for short, has long been known to vocally promote the ethical treatment of animals and a lifestyle that does without the consumption of and use of goods that use animal by-products. Most commonly, these include (but aren't limited to) their meat and milk, as well as skin and fur.



PETA claims that many businesses, specifically those in the food and fashion industries, are grave offenders of animal rights as they breed animals in inhumane conditions and fail to make the harvesting process as painless as possible.

When it comes to discouraging the public from buying the products that keep these businesses profitable, they often enlist the help of celebrities to help them rally their cause. No celebrity-powered campaign has been more memorable than PETA's nude series that featured female celebrities stripped down to their bare essentials, so to speak.

The photos are accompanied by a thought-provoking statement: "I would rather be naked than wear fur."

So far, 13 female celebrities have become ambassadors for this campaign, the latest of which is 49-year-old Gillian Anderson who played FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in The X-Files.



The campaigns have been somewhat successful as fashion power houses like Michael Kors and Gucci have released official statements saying that they will no longer use real fur in their collections. Other brands and labels have yet to follow suit.

Looking back, here are 13 celebrities who have posed nude in support of PETA's advocacy: