Urban Outraged

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Creepy

Here we go again PETA’s latest campaign against the slaughtering of animals for clothing is pretty cool actually.  Most of the time PETA’s message is done by sharing videos revealing the horrors of animal treatment and slaughter. They typically are known for shock. In its latest campaign, PETA has switched their strategy. Imagine a world in which human beings are killed and skinned alive for their skin.


The campaign points you in the direction of a site called Urban Outraged. The site is filled with photos of clothing made out of human beings. Everything looks like it was a cross design between The Necronomicon Texas Chainsaw and Ed Gein.

The description on the site is this:

“Avery’s leather is natural and one-of-a-kind—after all, there was only one Avery. The Avery was crafted from the most luxurious skin, making this jacket natural and unique. As Avery was only 22 when she was taken away from her friends and family, the jacket should age beautifully. She came pre-tanned and was then flayed while still alive, so any signs of stress on the skin are incidental and should be taken as signs of individuality.”


A nice selection of clothes includes jackets, boots, belts, and purses that are all made from human skin. Which if you know your history, using human leather is not at all something new. Purses, books, slippers, shoes, belts, and even horse saddles have been made from human skin. Literary titan Charles Dickens had a bookmark made from the skin of William Burke, of Burke and Hare fame.


This is one of those hit-or-miss campaigns, and most people will fall into one of two groups. Naturally, a smaller group will understand and appreciate this. The first group will think “It’s PETA, they're weird.” While the other group (myself included) looks at this and wonders where we can buy these cool things. Myself, I want that coat. The leather has eyes, and ears from the victims it took to make them.

Head over to Urban Outraged to check out the entire collection.

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