The Fashion Awards 2020: 77,000 PETA Supporters Speak Out Against Fur
The Fashion Awards 2020 have been forced to move online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and 77,000 PETA supporters have urged the organiser, the British Fashion Council (BFC), to adopt a no-fur policy at all of its events.
London Fashion Week’s influential catwalks have been fur-free since 2018, thanks to compassionate designers who refuse to work with fur. Cruel, filthy fur farms have been banned in the UK for 20 years and pose a serious global health risk. However, the BFC has yet to make London Fashion Week one of the growing number of international fashion festivals that have adopted official fur bans.
PETA has released numerous video exposés of the global fur industry revealing that animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages.
Fur farmers use the cheapest killing methods available, including neck-breaking, suffocation, poisoning, and genital electrocution. Animals are sometimes still alive and struggling when workers hang them up by their legs or tails to skin them.
Hazard to Public Health
The fur industry is directly implicated in the spread of the novel coronavirus around the world. Fur farms packed with sick, stressed, and injured animals confined next to each other have become COVID-19 hotspots.
Cases of the virus have now been found in animals on fur farms in 10 countries: Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the U.S.A mutated strain of the novel coronavirus that originated in minks has now been discovered in humans in six countries, meaning that the fur industry could pose a risk to the effectiveness of a future vaccine.
Add Your Voice to the 77,000
Nobody needs fur coats, pom-poms, or other frivolous fashion items, but we do need an effective vaccine for COVID-19. Please join us in calling on the BFC to adopt an official fur-free policy immediately.