PETA has called for soul legend Aretha Franklin’s fur collection to be donated to the homeless.
The animal rights group made the request to the late Queen of Soul’s estate within days of her death. It wants her cherished furs to go to homeless centers and refugee camps.
PETA’s Executive President Tracy Reiman wrote an open letter to Franklin’s niece, Sabrina Garrett Owens, urging her to donate furs and “secure Aretha forever as an ‘Angel’ for animals.
The letter read: “Might we now call on her estate to help end the cruel era of wearing animal fur by donating her fur coats to PETA, where they’ll go on to offer warmth and comfort to those who need it the most?
“While we can’t bring back the animals who suffered and died for them, these coats can help others by providing some much-needed warmth to orphaned animals and humans in desperate need.”
Franklin’s family hasn’t yet accepted the request. The 76-year-old singer died from pancreatic cancer in her hometown of Detroit.