Parliament’s Fur Robes Are Royally Ugly

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Baroness Lola Young wants the House of Lords to elect faux fur to Parliament. The baroness led a debate in the House of Lords last week to ask Her Majesty’s government what plans it has to support and promote ethical and sustainable clothing.

Prior to the debate, PETA shared with the baroness information about the fur industry and noted that the overwhelming majority of British people are opposed to real fur – 95 percent according to a 2010 poll. Pointing out that, as representatives of the people, peers should reflect their values, the baroness urged her fellow peers to abandon ceremonial robes trimmed with ermine or rabbit fur and opt for faux fur instead.

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PETA’s campaign against the royally cruel fur trade is still going strong. If you haven’t already, please sign the pledge that says you will go fur-free forever.


  • Brien Comerford commented on March 16, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Whats going on in England. It’s a famous animal loving nation. The ungodly Cameron led Government wants to massacre badgers and allow people to traumatize, torture and kill foxes, hares, stags and other wildlife. The Royal guards wear bear fur on their heads and there are fur robes in the garish House of Lords. I’m American and it’s even worse over here.

  • Gina Marchel commented on March 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I have always had a desire to explore England, a country with so much history, but now, knowing how you treat you animals, I am disgusted beyond words!!!!
    Never, ever, will I set foot on English soil!

    • abbie commented on June 8, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      we are one of the best countries for animal welfare, yes this is discusting but we’re not the worst, where do you live? america? the USA is one of the worst especially for factory farms.

  • Susan Finden commented on March 23, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I am ashamed of being British. We as a nation create about other countries and their cruelty to animals. We are a load of hypocrits. With so much man made fabrics around why cant the these garments be made from them?

  • Corinne Randall commented on March 25, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    What sort of example do we send to the rest of the world when our own government isn’t supporting an end to cruelty? Faux fur these days is and looks as good as the real thing but without the cruelty. Please, please put an end to ALL animal cruelty when there is no need. LET’S NOT HAVE YET AGAIN ANOTHER HYPOCRITICAL GOVERNMENT. PUT AN END TO NEEDLESS CRUELTY.

    • Wowzers commented on September 7, 2013 at 2:14 am

      No matter how bad real fur is, faux fur (which wouldn’t even look good on a mannequin let alone anything that’s alive) is infinitely worse! If you don’t wear fur, you shouldn’t wear ANYTHING that resembles fur!

  • James commented on March 25, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    I think that they should just you fix up the furs every year, why let those animals die for no reason just to have the very thing they died for to be thrown away.

  • Ingrid commented on March 26, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I too am ashamed to be British and also of the ‘royal’ family who take off others and are supposed to represent us. They are seriously out of touch with the modern world. More people should rise up against their moronic traditions involving animal hunting, wearing and consumption.

  • ambyglam commented on March 28, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Lets hope queen kate gets it sorted!

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