France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has captured the hearts of animal activists, especially PETA.

In a letter to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Carla writes: "I do not wear, buy or own fur or animal skin other than leather or skin of animals raised for feeding purposes. I am not a vegitarian and I don't find it illogical to wear skins of animals whose meat is also eaten."

She adds: "I would gladly consider giving away sable, fox and other fur coats -- if I owned any."

This made the PETA people feel like pinching her cheeks and going "Awwww!" PETA honcho Dan Matthews is delightfully impressed with her. "Carla's obviously forward-thinking," he tells the New York Post.

"And when she gets the chic, nonleather shoes we're sending from Stella McCartney's Paris boutique, we're confident she'll see that no animals have to be fashion victims."

Carla cozies up to PETA [NYPost]