Martha Stewart Gives Up Fur

Martha Stewart (search), who says she's given up fur, has made a video for PETA.

"I used to wear fur, but like many others, I had a change of heart when I learned what actually happens to the animals," Stewart says in the video.

The 5-minute video on the fur trade is narrated by Stewart and is available on PETA's Web site.

"So much violence in the world seems beyond our control, but this is one cruelty we can stop by being informed consumers," she says.

Stewart's turnaround came this spring when she began communicating from jail by letter with Dan Mathews, the vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Stewart, 64, served five months in a West Virginia federal prison for lying about a 2001 stock sale. That was followed by nearly six months of house arrest, which concluded Sept. 1.

"The Apprentice: Martha Stewart" — an offshoot of the Donald Trump (search) reality series — was to premiere Wednesday on NBC. Stewart also hosts the new syndicated morning show, "Martha."