fur Archives - Animal Writes: PETA Foundation’s Blog

Posts Tagged ‘fur’

  • 19
  • Feb

Meet Three Activists Who Would #RatherGoNaked

What better occasion is there than London Fashion Week to remind the fashion world how utterly unacceptable it is to wear the skin of dead animals?

Outside Somerset House today, three gutsy ladies did exactly that, stripping off to put into practice PETA’s famous slogan “We’d rather go naked than wear fur”!

Somerset House - before the demo

We'd Rather Go Naked Demo 2015 cameras

 

We'd Rather Go Naked Demo 2015

Hope, Katy and Monica took part in the demo to urge designers, journalists and shoppers to opt for clothing for which animals weren’t bludgeoned, gassed, strangled or electrocuted. After all, fashion should be fun, not fatal.

Investigations into the … Read more.


  • 18
  • Feb

Fur-Wearers Trade Coats for Cocktails at Mahiki!

Mahiki Fur

As London night club Mahiki celebrates the first anniversary of its fur-free policy, we teamed up with the celebrity hotspot to host a fur amnesty night!

With London Fashion Week due to kick off in a couple of days, PETA and Mahiki invited any stragglers who are still clinging to fur to get with the times and turn their backs on the taboo garments in favour of a fun-filled night out. Anyone ready to unload a fur could trade it in at the door for free entry into the night club and … Read more.


  • 17
  • Feb

Guide to High-Street Cruelty-Free Shopping

F21 Studded Chiffon Back Top

(Studded Chiffon Back Top featuring faux leather shoulder patches by Forever 21)

It’s been said that fashion is a reflection of your attitude and personality – that it can be a representation of your worldview. Wearing cruelty-free clothing is the fashion-forward way to show the world that you’re compassionate towards animals.

Many PETA-approved fashion labels have made the commitment to sell only clothes, shoes and accessories that contain no leather, fur, wool, skins, exotic skins or any other animal-derived fabric. But you don’t have to limit yourself to buying your threads from … Read more.


  • 13
  • Feb

PHOTOS: Loved-Up Couple Go to Bed in the Middle of Paris With Fur-Free Message

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, two PETA France activists made a grand gesture in what is commonly thought of as one of the world’s most romantic cities – Paris.

image3

Drawing on the iconic idea of a “bed-in” for compassion, the couple reclined in a bed on a public street, with a message urging Parisians to have a heart and reject fur.

image4

“We’re bringing our big hearts and bare skin to Parisians with the message that animals are not ours to wear”, explained one of the activists. “Valentine’s Day and Paris are … Read more.


  • 11
  • Dec

‘The Apprentice’ Star Has a Holiday Surprise for Fur-Peddling Harvey Nichols

DSC_0268Harvey Nichols is on this Santa’s “naughty” list. Although the shop previously maintained a celebrated fur-free policy for a decade, it started selling fur again this year.

With the chain’s profits plummeting, Steven Ugoalah, the star of this season’s The Apprentice, dressed as Santa and was joined by two PETA “elves” as he paid Harvey Nichols’ Knightsbridge shop a visit and offered some seasonal business advice.

“Supporting the cruel fur trade is not only bad business – as Harvey Nichols is learning – but also utterly shameful”, Steven said. “My friends … Read more.


  • 25
  • Nov

A Grim Tour of the International Fur Industry, Narrated by Paloma Faith

Soul-singing sensation Paloma Faith uses her celebrated voice to draw attention to the barbaric fur industry in a new video that shines an unflinching spotlight on fur production in Europe and the US.

Paloma is known for her distinctive style but doesn’t believe that animals should suffer in this way for her fashion choices. As she says:

Origin Assured (sold by Harvey Nichols) Fur Exposed“All fur is the product of extreme cruelty and abuse of animals. That’s why I always choose faux fur. With so many extraordinary alternatives on the market, there’s just no excuse for tearing the fur off

Read more.

  • 13
  • Nov

Why We’ve Just Given a London Department Store a Huge Pile of Fur Coats

This winter, we’ve teamed up with top-notch department store Liberty to help animals and the homeless at the same time. We’ve provided the store, which has a long-standing policy against selling fur, with an abundance of fur coats that were donated to us by members of the public who had a change of heart after seeing the cruelty involved in fur production. The coats will be used in Liberty’s annual coat drive to help the homeless keep warm during the chilly winter months.

The message that people should take away is that … Read more.


  • 03
  • Nov

Behind the Fur Coat: The Story of Chinchillas in 20 Photos

To celebrate the excellent news that Sweden’s last chinchilla fur farm has just been closed down, we decided to take a closer look at these sweet animals – and how they suffer at the hands of the global fur trade.

  1. Swedish animal rights group Djurrättsalliansen rescued the 243 surviving chinchillas from the farm in Enköping, Sweden, which was closed down following alleged breaches of animal welfare laws.
    Rescue shot
  2. The group is now working with the police to press charges against the owner of the fur farm.
    Chinchilla in cage (blurry)
  3. The chinchillas are being transferred to new
Read more.

  • 24
  • Sep

Sophie Ellis-Bextor: ‘Here’s the Rest of Your Fur Coat’

More than 10 years ago, Sophie Ellis-Bextor took a stand against fur and posed in an eye-catching PETA ad that made headlines. Her message is as important today as it was back then.

PETA UK Sophie Ellis Bextor Ad

We’re reviving the ad, shot by Mary McCartney, in time for the autumn fashion season, and we’re hoping that shoppers will turn their backs on the cruel industry after seeing “the rest” of a fur coat.

And most will. According to a poll, 95 per cent of the British public would never wear real fur. That’s because … Read more.


  • 11
  • Sep

This Season’s Hottest New Look?

Unnerving ‘Bunnies’ Turn Heads on the Catwalk at London Fashion Week

A bold new look hit the catwalk at London Fashion Week today, thanks to a trio of volunteers who decided that the fashion world needs a nudge in the right direction – at least, where animals are concerned.

Somerset House PETA demo against fur, angora and other cruel fashion items

The three compassionate ladies strutted their stuff outside Somerset House on the Strand in London wearing a striking outfit, pairing lovely lingerie with huge Donnie Darko–style rabbit heads. Their statement was simple – no bunny should suffer for fashion.

DSC_0065

DSC_0042

As a shocking … Read more.