In Brooklyn, They Wear Giant Rats

Brooklyn is a lawless, terrfiying place where people clothe themselves in the skins of Nutria and then have fashion shows to demonstrate their creations. I am not making any of that up, except the “terrifying, lawless” bit. According to The Brooklyn Paper:

The nutria is an invasive pest wreaking havoc on Louisiana’s wetlands, but it also makes a great shawl.

Brooklyn designers and artists are teaming up with Louisianans to stage Nutria-palooza!, a Nov. 21 fashion show and wetlands benefit at Bushwick’s House of Yes that will feature the fur of rodents rounded up by bounty hunters.

“It’s going to be a great fashion show — educational and a hoot,” said Cree McCree, who uses the critters’ teeth in her jewelry designs.

Well, that’s nice, then.

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    • nolalola27

      They’re a huge problem here. Huge. I’m delighted that people will wear them. And PETA? If you’ve got a problem with it, keep in mind that nutria are making life nearly impossible for LOTS AND LOTS of other animals. Think of it as if the nutria were mosquitoes or ringworms, but mosquitoes & ringworms with beautiful fur!