People: Mar. 20, 2000


Attention, corporate America: do your research. Executives at the Gap offered the Pretenders' CHRISSIE HYNDE $100,000 to use her song Stop Your Sobbing in an "Everybody in Leather" ad campaign, only to learn that Hynde--a vegetarian since 1969--is an activist for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Faster than you can say publicity nightmare, Hynde and PETA went on the offensive, staging protests outside Gap stores in Chicago, Washington and New York City, where Hynde was arrested last Thursday for criminal mischief. Specifically, PETA objects to the Gap's use of leather from India and China, where, they...

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