Anjelica Huston Calls on Ireland to Stick to Fur Ban Despite Change in Government

Posted by on April 25, 2012 | Permalink

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BAFTA and Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston has appealed on behalf of PETA and the Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) to Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, to ensure that Ireland honour its commitment to ban fur farming in the upcoming Animal Health and Welfare Bill.

“This issue means a lot to me as I grew up in Ireland and used to wear fur. I had a change of heart when I learned how minks and foxes on fur farms are crammed into tiny, dirty cages and driven so crazy by the confinement that many self-mutilate and even cannibalize their cagemates”, writes Huston. “Please use your considerable power to follow through on the commitment to add Ireland to the growing list of countries—including Northern Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, and Great Britain—that have banned the cruel practice of fur farming.”

Huston, who was given a PETA US Humanitarian Award in 2010 for her work with the international organisation, joins an ever-growing list of notable fur-wearers who have had a change of heart and now speak up for animals. Eva Mendes shed her furs and then hosted PETA US’ anti-fur video exposé, and the White House revealed that Michelle Obama is officially fur-free. After receiving a letter from PETA US, Carla Bruni announced that she wears only fake fur.

Please follow Anjelica’s compassionate lead by writing to the Irish government. Urge them to honour the promise to ban fur farming – animals currently suffering on Irish fur farms desperately need your help!