Here’s the Rest of Your Fur Coat

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With London Fashion Week starting tomorrow, PETA activists hit New Bond Street to remind shoppers that there’s nothing fashionable about wearing the skin of tortured animals:

Three models in black dresses and spiked heels held up the corpses of dead foxes, confronting fur-wearers with the rest of their fur coat.

Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy cages before they are beaten, gassed or anally electrocuted and are sometimes skinned while they are still alive. Designers such as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Vivienne Westwood, who all have boutiques in Mayfair, have publicly sworn off fur because they know that fur is only beautiful on its original owners.

With so many stylish alternatives to fur available, there’s no excuse to harm a hair on a fox or any animals’ head. Learn more about fur and let designers know that you don’t support a lifetime of suffering and a cruel and painful death in the name of fashion.

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  • cindy wainwright commented on September 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    This is so unnecessary surely anyone with common sence knows that fur looks 100% better on animals has nobody got a heart who skins animals ?

    • samantha commented on September 14, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      then i guess theere are a lot of folk without much commonsense…

  • Lesley Payne commented on September 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I hate this, but believe that it is important to show the public how horrible the fur trade is both in this country and abroad; we must make a stand against any form of cruelty to animals and this is barbaric.

  • John Carmody commented on September 13, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Love it. Well done PETA.

  • Brien Comerford commented on September 14, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Cruelty-free artificial fur is more fashionable, comfortable, warm and inexpensive than animal fur that derives from cruelty and death perpetrated by human sadists.

  • Daisy Ellis commented on September 14, 2012 at 12:44 am

    I can’t find any information about where PETA got these skinned foxes from. I think this should definitely be explained in this blog as it looks like, to the average viewer, PETA have somehow ordered these skinned foxes. I’m not criticising, I just think that you should specify where you found the skinned animals as this information is not readily available.

    • Dan commented on September 14, 2012 at 7:57 am

      Thanks for the comment Daisy. A wildlife rescue and ambulance service donated them to PETA. They were patients that sadly didn’t make it.

  • Matthew commented on September 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Wow. That sends a message. The visual alone will make you stop and think.

  • JESSICA commented on September 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Que verguenza como personas se aprovechan de los animales hacerlos sufrir por tener mas ganacia con sus pieles , habiendo alternativas como pieles artificiales que son preciosas y no tienen que matar a estos animalitos, que consiencia y corazon tan duros. A todos mis animales y los que ayudo en las calles los trato con mucho amor y respeto no olvidando que el que los hizo igual que a nosotros fue Dios.

  • Victoria commented on October 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    The fur trade is a disgrace, and outfitters like Burberry, Donna Karan and Harrods should listen to the customers and public that this ‘product’ is old fashioned, brutal and uglifying.

  • Jason commented on October 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    European governments may have banned it but now turn a blind eye to the fact the suffering of the animals is now worse than ever in the countries that have now taken over the trade. A world wide ban seems a long way off. So there needs to be more regulations and constant monitoring of fur farms and the animals from birth to slaughter then I think everyone that wants to purchase an item that includes fur should be informed of the facts about the fur trade and the history of the fur used in that particular item before they purchase it. I am also disappointed that with the internet i.e social networks these days there isn’t more exposure of this to the general public. It seems the majority of people are oblivious to the horrific suffering and death of animals in the fur trade. It has to be the worst experience possible for a living creature and only humans can and do inflict it.

  • Rhiannon Amy Bloomfield commented on October 2, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Thank you Peta, harsh but a great way to show the cruelty of the fur industry!

  • dawn commented on October 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    stop this sick barbaric trade in fur NOW

  • Loraine Herman commented on October 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Well Done you guys Xxxxxx

  • Nanci Dagragnano commented on October 2, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    So unecessary and ‘out’ wearing fur coats nowadays, why do some people still make sucha nonsense by insisting on wearing that stuff? They may find excellent -looking ‘fakes’, in case they still want to.But never animals skinning animals alive , let’s stop that, for good.

  • Cecily Colloby. commented on October 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    If that doesn’t stop people wearing fur ,nothing will.Well done,Peta.

  • Alex Blackburn commented on January 5, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    How much for the fox? Like the time I saw an alligator skin and looked for a price tag to realise its a charity Against fur. I think I’ll go put my fur hat on.

  • Alex Blackburn commented on January 5, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Think ill ask them the price of the fox in my fur hat.

  • Andrew Holder commented on March 15, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Well done. I hope you don’t need to do it again this year, Oh and I wonder if you should add Jasper Conran to the list.

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