Style Icon Anna Dello Russo Donates Fur Coats to PETA
Style icon Anna Dello Russo has withdrawn all fur coats from sale in her archive auction with Christie’s Milan on 24 February and has agreed to donate the pieces to PETA’s fur amnesty programme instead. They’ll be used in high-profile educational displays to highlight the plight of animals killed for their fur or as bedding for sick and orphaned animals in sanctuaries.
“The fashion community is increasingly moving away from fur – and so am I,” says Anna Dello Russo. “This auction is about passing my heritage on to the next generation – but as someone who cares about animals, I no longer feel comfortable passing these fur garments on to others. Instead, I’ve decided to donate them to PETA to ensure they’re used in a meaningful way to help animals.”
On fur farms, inquisitive and naturally free-roaming animals such as foxes, minks, and chinchillas spend their entire lives confined to tiny, filthy wire cages and are often killed by gassing, electrocution, or neck-breaking. Because of the cruelty involved in fur production, luxury fashion brands including Armani, Gucci, Michael Kors, and Jimmy Choo have all recently implemented fur-free policies.
Anna Dello Russo joins Mariah Carey, Kim Cattrall, and Anjelica Huston in donating items to the fur amnesty programmes of PETA or its international affiliates.
What You Can Do
Fur farming has been illegal in the UK for nearly two decades, but shamefully, fur continues to be imported from overseas. Please sign our #FurFreeBritain petition urging the government to introduce an import ban on all real fur.