Fur-Wearers Trade Coats for Cocktails at Mahiki!
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 a complimentary cocktail.
Compassionate celebrities also joined the party to celebrate Mahiki’s fur-free policy.
The event was an opportunity for partygoers to clean out their closets – and clear their consciences – and for those who are already fur-free to celebrate their support for fashion without cruelty. For every fur coat, piece of fur trim or fur-lined boot, at least one animal endured pain and died in agony.
Animals on fur farms are confined to cramped, filthy cages before they are drowned, beaten, strangled, electrocuted or often even skinned alive in order to produce fur coats, collars and cuffs. See for yourself in this video, narrated by Paloma Faith, what life is like for animals on fur farms here in Europe and around the globe – even in countries that claim to have high welfare standards.
Please take action against the cruel fur industry by asking Harvey Nichols to reinstate its fur-free policy!