Boris and Carrie Johnson’s Baby Gift From PETA Is … A Faux–Bear Fur Hat!

Boris and Carrie Johnson’s Baby Gift From PETA Is … A Faux–Bear Fur Hat!

London – Following the birth of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Johnson’s baby girl Romy, PETA is sending the happy parents a special baby gift: a bobble hat with a twist. The black faux fur pom-poms are made from the world’s first synthetic bear fur – created by PETA and luxury faux furrier ECOPEL – which looks exactly like the bearskin used to make the Queen’s Guard’s caps, and it comes amid PETA’s campaign to push the prime minister to quick-march the animal-free caps into service.

“This warm, high-quality faux fur is suitable for both a sensitive baby and the hardy Queen’s Guards,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA is sending our best wishes to the new parents, and we hope the gift will inspire the prime minister to make the world a kinder place for his daughter and for bears by nixing cruelly produced bearskin caps.”

PETA notes that it takes the skin of at least one bear to make just one of the caps currently used by the Queen’s Guards. Some bears are shot several times before they die, and some escape only to bleed to death. When mother bears are killed, their cubs are left to starve.

A Freedom of Information request revealed that in the past seven years alone, the Ministry of Defence (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.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


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