PHOTOS: Lauren Pope Uses Discarded Fur Coats to Keep Adorable Rescue Animals Warm

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Some of the adorable animals at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary had a surprise visitor recently, as The Only Way Is Essex star, entrepreneur and DJ Lauren Pope popped by with some donated furs.

Lauren Pope Fur Donation Guinea Pig

The old fur coats – donated by compassionate people who wised up to the fur industry and ditched the cruelly produced garments – were given to the sanctuary’s homeless animals as warm cosy bedding.

Lauren met some of the recipients, including a guinea pig and raccoon dog, who will both benefit from the furs’ extra warmth. In fact, raccoon dogs themselves often fall victim to the horrendous fur industry, so who better to make use of the discarded coats? Lauren was proud to take a stand against wearing fur, and she said this about the donation:

We can’t bring the animals back or change the fact that they were killed in horrible ways, but we can bring a little warmth to animals in need. I want to encourage people to take advantage of PETA’s fur donation programme. Your kindness will go a long way!

Lauren Pope Fur Donation Raccoon Dog

Lauren Pope Fur Donation

Animals like rabbits, foxes, chinchillas, minks and raccoon dogs – amongst many others – suffer at the hands of the ruthless fur industry. On fur farms, animals are bred and confined to tiny wire cages, unable to move around freely or partake in any of their natural behaviours. After a lifetime of misery, they are killed by gassing or electrocution – or are sometimes even skinned alive.

The majority of people wouldn’t be caught dead wearing fur once they learn about the horrors faced by animals who are skinned for fashion. If you want to turn your back on any old fur clothing, please consider donating it so it can be used in demonstrations, given to homeless animals as bedding or donated to people in desperate need.

 

Comments

  • ZITA commented on April 5, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    I hope that one day we look back in horror at the way we treated animals and hold our heads in shame.

    • Lauren Mandy commented on May 13, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      I hope ALL the animal abusers get a front seat in hell for eternity. And that’s putting it mildly.

  • Roger Brenton commented on April 8, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Lauren is just as gorgeous on the inside too.

  • karen steele commented on April 8, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    What a very sensible young lady. Do not let the animals of your old furs have died in vain. Put them to good use – somehow.
    Even perhaps to people on the streets with little to keep them warm in the winter. I’m sure the dead animals would like to be remembered this way

  • Lauren Mandy commented on April 8, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    THANK YOU!!

  • A.Sc commented on April 8, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Using fur is totally disgusting.Anyone who does wear it had absolutely no regard for animals.They are living beings like ourselves and should

  • Maria St John commented on April 8, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Thank you so much to Lauren and Pete for standing up to the evil fur trade. If only more celebs would outlaw this horrible trade and free beautiful animals all over the world.

  • Hazel commented on April 9, 2016 at 8:35 am

    The message seems even more clear when put across by a young beautiful girl, as in this case.

  • Hazel commented on April 9, 2016 at 8:39 am

    People need to be educated to realise there is no need for the use of fur in todays day and age, we should have moved on from these times and this ignorant thinking. Fur NEVER looks better on a person than it did on the animal itself.

  • Di commented on April 9, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Go Lauren, now GO VEGAN

  • GABRIELA VARGAS commented on April 10, 2016 at 1:39 am

    ADORABLE!!! MUCHAS GRACIAS!!! LAS VIDAS DE SERES HUMANOS CON ESTA TRASCENDENCIA TIENEN UN GRAN VALOR Y UN AUTÉNTICO SENTIDO DE EXISTENCIA. DE VERDAD MUCHAS GRACIAS!!! LAS PERSONAS COMO ELLA FOMENTAN LA COMPASIÓN, INFLUYEN EN EL CURSO CORRECTO DE LA EVOLUCIÓN Y DAN LUGAR A NUEVAS GENERACIONES QUE VIVIRÁN EN PAZ. FOMENTAN LA TRANQUILIDAD, EL ORDEN, EL RESPETO Y CÓDIGOS DE VALORES QUE NOS HACEN MEJORES SERES HUMANOS. DAN FORTALEZA A LA ESPERANZA PARA TODOS.

  • dorothy murray commented on April 10, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Well done Lauren, you are a kind compassionate girl. Thank you.

  • Julie Burnett commented on April 12, 2016 at 9:53 am

    All well and good but how much of the make-up that’s on her face and the leather in her posh handbag and shoes toiletries and perfumes contribute to animals suffering? I often see celebs ‘doing a bit for publicity’ but have they really changed their stance on animal cruelty? She probably is a lovely person but I’m not sure we should hold her up as a saint. if she wants to do something truly amazing then start and new animal cruelty free range of ‘stuff’.

  • Sarah Poole commented on April 13, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I agree, it’s so heartening to hear this compassionate story, that fur garments that we are ashamed about can be used to help animals or people, instead of thrown out regardless of the unnecessary suffering in the first place. We need more ” stars ” like Lauren who are in the limelight and can achieve much in speaking out. Thank you.

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