PETA wants to donate Aretha Franklin’s fur coats

Tracy Reiman, executive president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, sent a letter to Aretha Franklin‘s niece, Sabrina Garret Owens, on Friday requesting the coats so that PETA can donate them to be used as clothing for homeless people and as bedding for needy animals. Owens was appointed as the personal representative of the late singer’s estate.

In the letter, obtained by Page Six, Reiman wrote, “In the past, we’ve given donated fur coats—some coming from other wonderful women…to homeless shelters in the U.S. (including in Detroit) and to displaced refugees in Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Syria,” mentioning that furs that once belonged to Anjelica Huston, Mariah Carey, Kim Cattrall, Mary Tyler Moore and Sharon Osbourne have been donated.