Beautiful ‘Bunnies’ Turn Heads in Piccadilly Circus

Posted by on February 17, 2011 | Permalink

Fed up with people pinching their pelts, an army of 10 giant “rabbits” invaded Piccadilly Circus today. Carrying signs that read, “Save Our Skins – Don’t Wear Fur!” and “Have a Heart – Don’t Wear Fur”, the colossal cottontails were protesting against the use of fur for clothing  just before London Fashion Week, which starts tomorrow.

PETA’s rabbits are all riled up that fur-wearers support the slaughter of animals for their skins. On fur farms, animals spend their entire lives trapped in tiny, filthy cages, where they suffer severe physical and emotional distress before being killed by poisoning, gassing, anal electrocution or neck-breaking. In China, which is now the world’s leading fur exporter, animals who are killed for their fur are often skinned alive – including millions of rabbits, cats and dogs.

The PETA bunnies called on people to join the compassionate 95 per cent of Britons who refuse to wear fur, including fashionistas like Leona Lewis, Fearne Cotton, Kelly Osbourne and Alexa Chung. Many top fashion designers – including Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger – also refuse to use fur in their collections.

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