‘Cats’ Pounce on London Fashion Week to Celebrate Fur-Free Catwalks

For Immediate Release:

14 September 2018


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


Fur Has No Place in Today’s Fashion Industry, Says PETA

London – Following the announcement that this season’s London Fashion Week will not showcase any animal fur, a gang of PETA “cats” strutted outside the event to celebrate the fur-free catwalks.

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“Compassion is in fashion – and it’s a value that’s here to stay,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “The fur industry is headed for the history books, as modern designers are saying no to pelts and yes to innovative vegan fabrics that didn’t harm a hair on an animal’s head.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – notes that on fur farms in Europe, in China, and elsewhere, animals are confined to tiny wire cages, denied the opportunity to do anything that’s natural and important to them, and killed by electrocution, neck-breaking, or drowning. Some are even skinned alive.

Opinion polls show that 95 per cent of Britons would never wear real fur, and top designers including Vivienne Westwood, Versace, Gucci, Stella McCartney, and, most recently, Burberry all have policies against using it in their designs. PETA is now calling on the British Fashion Council to follow their example and implement a permanent ban on the use of animal fur at all its events, including London Fashion Week.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.