PETA’S campaign to highlight the cruelty of fur fashion – ‘Here’s The Rest Of Your Fur Coat’ – hit a nerve with a lot of people.
Only this week the Palace has announced that the Queen will only be wearing new garments with faux fur in the future, representing 95% of the British people who say they will not buy garments made with fur.
Yet globally, the sale of fur, in particular fur pelts and fur trim, is flourishing.
Animals – such as minks, foxes, chinchillas, racoons, lynxes and sables – who are caught up in this cruel industry suffer. Every fur coat, collar and cuff was obtained from an animal who was trapped, drowned, beaten, strangled, gassed, or electrocuted before being skinned. Fur farms raise animals in small, filthy cages exposed to the rain and sun, where they experience isolation and rough handling. Extreme fearfulness, unresponsiveness, self-mutilation and even infanticide have been observed in fur farms in China.