Today in Windsor: PETA’s ‘Bear’ Urges MoD to Go Fur-Free

Posted by on December 2, 2021 | Permalink

PETA’s “bear” was at Windsor Castle today during the Changing of the Guard. But why?

The action follows the unveiling of the world’s first faux bear fur – created by PETA and luxury faux furrier ECOPEL – which looks and functions exactly like the real bearskin used to make the Queen’s Guard’s caps.

There is no excuse for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to continue to purchase hats made from the fur of bears who have been slaughtered by hunters in Canada when a humane alternative exists. Now that PETA has created a faux bear fur that is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing and has passed the MoD’s tests, it would be unconscionable not to make the change.

Did you know that it takes the skin of at least one bear to make a single cap? Some bears are shot several times before they die, and some will escape wounded and endure a slow and agonising death. When mother bears are killed, their cubs are left to starve or are killed by predators.

And our taxes are funding this massacre. A Freedom of Information request revealed that in the past seven years alone, the MoD spent more than £1 million of taxpayers’ money on 891 bearskin caps – which are ornamental and serve no military purpose. ECOPEL has offered to provide the MoD with faux bear fur free of charge until 2030, meaning the switch would also save money.

Bears Need You to Act Right Now

Here are two simple steps you can take to help bears:

  1. Please tweet at the prime minister and the MoD and comment on the MoD’s Instagram and Facebook.

Struggling with writer’s block? Try something like this:

Hey @BorisJohnson, @PETAUK has provided the MOD with a faux bear fur that is suitable for use on the Queen’s Guard’s caps. Help stop the senseless slaughter of bears & quick march the new faux bearskin into service. #MoDGoFurFree

  1. Send Boris Johnson an e-mail. Use this link to send it now: