Kate Moss and Saint Laurent Face PETA Protest Over Fur Ad

 

Kate Moss and Saint Laurent Face PETA Protest Over Fur Ad

Paris – Why are Kate Moss and Saint Laurent still promoting fur in 2021? That’s what PETA protesters demanded to know when they converged at Saint Laurent’s Paris shop today holding giant posters (viewable here) showing Kate Moss in a recent Saint Laurent campaign wearing a fox-fur coat alongside an injured fox on a fur farm and the slogan “Who Wore It Best?”

“Today’s shoppers know that nothing looks as good as compassion feels, which is why they’re opting for luxurious vegan materials that don’t involve gassing or electrocuting and skinning sensitive foxes,” says PETA Vice President of International Programmes Mimi Bekhechi. “PETA reminds Saint Laurent that it can be a saint for animals by ditching fur, as most of the fashion world has already done.”

As PETA exposés show, many animals killed for their fur spend their entire lives in cramped cages, where they frantically pace back and forth, gnaw on the bars, and sometimes resort to self-mutilation. Filthy fur factory conditions have also led to a growing number of outbreaks of COVID-19 among minks. Hundreds of top designers and retailers have dropped fur, including ArmaniPrada, ChanelMaison Margiela, Gucci, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, and Versace.

High-resolution photos are available here. Photos by AFP are available here and by Reuters here.

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

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Sascha Camilli +44 (0) 20 7923 6244; [email protected]

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