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PETA Goes After Dr. Dre Over Furry Headphones


(AllHipHop News) Hit producer/mogul Dr. Dre is in hot water with PETA over a new limited edition run of Beats by Dre headphones.

Dre, born Andre Young, has teamed with Oscar De La Renta to release a limited-edition line of Beats by Dre earmuff headphones, that are wrapped in fox fur.

Earlier in the week Michelle Cho, a representative for PETA, fired off a letter to Dr. Dre urging him to respect animal rights.

“We wanted to get in touch to urge you to keep fur and exotic-animal skins out of your Beats by Dre designs,” Michelle Cho wrote. “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.”

Cho explained to Dr. Dre that most animals are killed for their fur in China, because there are no penalties for animal abuse want for farms.

Cho also provided Dr. Dre with a video featuring Eva Mendes, to educate himself on animal abuse.

Cho urged Dr. Dre to use his influence around the world to make a positive difference in the lives animals.

“You have a tremendous amount of influence on young people,” Cho continued. “Won’t you please consider using your platform to advocate kindness toward animals by pledging never to design with real fur and exotic skins?”

Dr. Dre’s Beats by Dre fox fur earmuff headphones retail for $695.

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  • Knlegend1

    I’m sure Dre doesn’t even know anything about the Fur head phones lol. 

  • Sexy_Sabe

    I understand that PETA is trying to do something positive, but I dont like how they go about bullying ppl into doing wht they want them to do. Everyone dosent feel the same way about rocking furs or other items made from animal skin, an for them to force their opinon on ppl is’nt right. I;ve seen countless celebrities get harassed by PETA an I knw if I were famous an they came at me like that they would get told off. IF you dont wana wear fur, or eat meat than dont but dont tell someone else they are wrong because they do. I care for animals, I have dogs, an i’ve had other animals in th past an they all were taken care of but they go too far. My thing is its ok for cows to get killed an chickens, pigs, an everything else for us to eat them but if its to make a coat to make us warm then its wrong? I’m from Detroit an we love rockin gator boots, am I wrong for wearing them? Am I wrong for wearing my leather belt or coach handbag because I knw to make leather a cow had to be killed at some point?  They should stop judging ppl an let ppl be, if someone wants to knw about animal rights then they should inform ppl who seek out the information. Dont go around harassing ppl because you think rockin  a mink coat is like being a  accomplice to murder. IF that is the case I can never eat again, have a christmas tree, sit on my wood floors or anything because a animal or tree or some form of nature died for me to have comfort.

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  • EQ

    i hope dr dre response back with uh N.W.A swag..lol

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  • rep87

    This country is in a depression and peta is worried bout fur/ people been wearing fur since cave man days!

    • 4-12

      HAHA 4real!!

    • Tony G.

      the country is in a recession..fuck PETA..Dre should stop trying to sell $700 headphones

  • Positive1976

    damn animal rights, how about human rights in America. How about not shooting 13 year old kids to death. I wish they would fight to create more jobs in America, and not worry about $700 headphones most people can’t afford. I do wear a leather jacket to keep warm.

    • Tony G.

      and a 13 yr old getting shot or the lack of jobs is PETA’s fault?

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  • Big Ice Bastardman ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Just a couple questions.
    1). Why is everyone so mad at PETA? Everything they said is true. All anyone can come back with is “we’re in a recession” and “13 year olds are getting shot.” I don’t hear everyone saying they are incorrect. You guys just don’t like PETA. If this world were perfect you’d still be on here like “Guess what there’s asteroids in the universe that can hit Earth any minute Peta should just shut up.”
    2). Why is Beats by Dre making such a stupid, senseless thing? Fox fur earphones? That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.

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  • HERswag

    Dear PETA,
    There are WAY more pressing matters that need attention.
    Let Dre make his money and shut up….!

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  • MrTroyMercy

    P.E.T.A neeeds to shut the fucck up!!! they knoww damn well they eat chicken and fish and if you believe these sucka made cats dont then you a damn fool…. they always winning about something STFU!!! fucc them foxes do you know them rabied timed motherfuckas tear my garbage up and kill other animals!!!! animals kills animal but do i see hoeaas peta crying bout that !!!? ?no? cause its a natural way of living? v well bytches if thats the cases wtf did you grow up eating ? stfu!!!!!!!! let people live. most of them p.e.t.a (the dont desevere spellchecc so fucc them) eat a dicck and that came from animal!! man is a mammal right ??…stf you nerdy just protesting cause you were nobodies who chose to take a stand against nothing cause nikkas gonna be nikkas azz people!

    i bet if a lion was starving and saw one of youh sissy azz cat and ate you do you think peta would protest that animal ? no…P.E.T.A = People Eat Tastey Animals. ummmmmm ummmmm just like im about to eat this left off lemon pepper, cajun , buffalo chicken now and sleep restfully thinking about my damn orange ruffy sandwich for lunch!!!!!

  • MrTroyMercy

    People eat tasty animals flat out!!! Choke on ya salad but plants are still man let me chill with hatred I have for these nikkas and bytches…smh hipppies die! living aminals all come living so stfu peta ya sound like broads…I GOTTA EAT REGUARDLESS TO LIVE AND I WILL AND I WILL STAY WARM AS I NEEED TO AS WELL…

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  • David Sentongo

    this man just partnered up with chrysler. he’s already making GOOD money off the whole beats by dre project. i’m sure he can drop this fur line without a problem.

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  • crazylove101

    How cares go live in the forest with the animals if u feel that bad! !!

  • J-SMOOTH

    TELL PETA TO EAT A DICC DRE. THEY CANT STOP PEOPLE FROM BUYING FUR.

  • I usually can’t stand PETA people but this guy was respectful and he has good points. The fur on these won’t keep your ears warm so it’s pretty pointless to torture something just for design. 

  • yes u

  • The controversy erupted when hit producer Dr. Dre (born Andre Young) teamed up with Oscar De La Renta to release the extraordinary limited-edition line of Dre headphones wrapped in Fox fur. This started a chain of complaints from PETA, animal conservationists who objected to animal fur being used on the headphones.