02 Sep '11, 1am

Diamonds Not Fur? How About Neither? | Care2 Causes

Diamonds Not Fur? How About Neither? | Care2 Causes

Last week in West Hollywood, a group of celebrities got together for a red carpet charity fundraising event to benefit the SPCA in Los Angeles. The event, called “Diamonds Not Fur” was founded by model Katie Cleary. The story is that Cleary was modeling for a high-end custom jeweler and was asked to wear a diamond necklace and a fur jacket. Cleary replied that she would wear the diamonds but wouldn’t be seen in fur because she is an animal lover. When she decided to start a fundraiser for animal groups, she decided to call it “Diamonds Not Fur.” Anyone who cares about animals and has a cursory knowledge of the diamond industry will wince at that name. The diamond industry — dominated almost completely from start to finish by the De Beers group of companies — is guilty of some of the worst human-rights abuses in the world and has been labeled as the most unethical company i...

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