Check Out These Fox Fur Beats By Oscar de la Renta Headphones
It may be cold outside, but nothing could be hotter than a pair of headphones that double as earmuffs this winter. Hot beats and warm ears? Sounds like the perfect combination, if you ask us.
Brought to you by two men with the magic touch, Oscar de la Renta has partnered with Dr. Dre to design Beats by Oscar de la Renta. The luxe, limited-edition headphones are covered in stylish silver and fabulous fox fur but boast the top sound quality we have come to know and respect from Beats by Dr. Dre, creating a headset that is as fashionable as it is functional.
PETA is, of course, pissed about the fox fur headphones and wrote an open letter to Dre. Dr to convey their dismay:
January 6, 2012
To: Dr. Dre, c/o Kate Licht
From: Michelle Cho
I hope this message finds you well. As you may know, PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters dedicated to the protection of animals. You have many fans here.
We’re writing today after reading about your new fox-fur headphones design with Oscar de la Renta. We wanted to get in touch to urge you to keep fur and exotic-animal skins out of your Beats by Dre designs. Foxes, minks, rabbits, and other animals—including cats and dogs—are bludgeoned, genitally electrocuted, strangled with wire nooses, drowned, and even skinned alive for their pelts. Most animals killed for their fur are slaughtered in China, where there are no penalties for those who abuse animals on fur farms.
Please take a moment to view this short video on the fur trade, hosted by actor Eva Mendes.
With so many fashionable, cruelty-free materials available these days, we hope that you will keep animals in mind and choose not to use fur or exotic skins in your collection. You’d be joining designers such as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Bouwer, and Vivienne Westwood, who have banned fur from their designs.
You have a tremendous amount of influence on young people—won’t you please consider using your platform to advocate kindness toward animals by pledging never to design with real fur and exotic skins?
Thank you so much for your time and attention. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 323-210-2204 or [email protected].
With kind regards,
Clearly, this fashion isn’t for the faint of heart—or pocket. At $695 a pair, scoring a pair might just mean breaking the bank and ducking from any patrolling PETA members. So, are you on the prowl for this foxy headset?