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Hyo-jin Kim Receives PETA Award for Defending Animals

For Immediate Release:

December 21, 2012

Seoul —Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia, and other NGOs have teamed up to produce the first all–faux fur fashion show ever held in Korea. Actor Hyo-jin Kim will receive a special PETA award for her dedication to animal protection and will serve as PETA's ambassador to the groundbreaking event to be held on Christmas Day. Also, singer Hayoung Yang and Miss Korea beauties Jung Min Lee and Sora Chong will receive Animal Peace Awards from Korean animal rights organizations. Korean designers presenting at the show include Jungwan Son, Seungwan Hong, Jae Hyun Kim, Steve J & Yoni P, Jain Song, and Insung Hightech, and Kyungwon. Taiwan-based vegan clothing-maker SM Celestial Fashions will also present:

When:  Tuesday, December 25, starting at 16:30

Where: Vista Hall, Walkerhill Sheraton Grande Hotel, 177 Walkerhill-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

The fashion show will be followed by Christmas song performances by Hayoung Yang and Hyobum Shin. A Vegan meal will be served to all guests. Members of the media are cordially invited to attend. The schedule of events follows:

16:30-17:00 Animal photo exhibition and a performance

17:00-17:30 Awards presentation

17:30-18:30 Fashion show and concert

18:30-19:30 Vegan dinner and charity bazaar

Animals killed for fur are gassed, poisoned, strangled, bludgeoned, or anally electrocuted and are sometimes skinned alive. More and more consumers are making the switch to fur after learning about the cruelty and suffering inherent in the fur industry. Just last year, the West Hollywood (U.S.A.) City Council voted unanimously to ban fur sales.

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