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Michelle Obama Featured in PETA Anti-Fur Ad

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100105-obama-peta-hmed2ph2.jpg Without a doubt, Michelle Obama has quickly become an icon for many Americans. She has made the news for her fashion style and her White House garden. Now, she is making headlines for being a part of PETA's anti-fur campaign. The only problem? This animal rights terrorist group is using her image without her permission.

In a release by the Associated Press and appearing in Today MSNBC, it says that the White House isn't impressed that the organization is wrongfully using Mrs. Obama's portrait to promote their own gains.

The fur is flying over a new ad campaign by an animal rights group the White House says is using first lady Michelle Obama's image without her permission.The president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Ingrid Newkirk, said her organization wouldn't have sought Mrs. Obama's consent for the anti-fur ad because it knows that she can't make such an endorsement.

PETA included the first lady in its Washington ad campaign based on White House confirmation that she does not wear fur. Mrs. Obama appears in the ad with celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Underwood and Tyra Banks — three others who have shunned fur. The ads are appearing in Washington's Metro stations, magazines and PETA's Web site.

It will be interesting to see if the Obama's make a statement about PETA. I will keep you all posted as the story progresses.

By the way, I will be attending the American Farm Bureau's 91st Annual Convention in Seattle, WA next week. Will any of you be in attendance? I would love to catch up with you while I'm there. Let me know!

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