PETA Applauds Meghan Markle for Refusing to Wear Fur
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s wife-to-be, is vegan fashion royalty! The former actor refuses to wear or promote fur on ethical grounds and she’s reportedly a huge fan of vegan leather.
Markle Gives Fur a Thumbs Down
According to Markle’s former agent, Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne, the former Suits star refuses to wear fur on ethical grounds. She certainly isn’t alone. Last year, the White House announced that first lady of the United States Melania Trump would also not wear fur, after she received a faux-fur gift from PETA and Honorary Director Pamela Anderson.
— Pamela Anderson (@pamfoundation) May 3, 2017
John Galliano, Versace, Michael Kors, Gucci, and more join Markle in opposing fur. These influencers’ and designers’ refusal to align themselves with the cruel fur industry is a sign that times are changing.
What About Leather? Fauxget About It
Markle also reportedly loves vegan leather. While discussing her personal style last year, she admitted, “Personally, I love cropped pants in vegan leather.” Markle’s fondness for cruelty-free pants even caused online searches for “vegan leather trousers” to increase by 67 percent. Now that’s something we bow down to.
By choosing to oppose fur and leather, Markle is actively helping to stop the global skins trade. Whether it came from an animal on a fur farm or one who was trapped in the wild, every fur coat, trinket, and bit of trim caused an animal tremendous suffering—and took away a life.
Likewise, leather items sentence countless animals—including cows, pigs, goats, sheep, alligators, ostriches, kangaroos, dogs, and cats—to a lifetime of suffering.