‘Made in Chelsea’ Star Dresses as Santa’s Little Helper to Ask Londoners to Drop Fur

 

For Immediate Release:

14 December 2015

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‘MADE IN CHELSEA’ STAR DRESSES AS SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER TO ASK LONDONERS TO DROP FUR

Ashley James Encourages Everyone to ‘Keep It Fur-Free Under the Christmas Tree’ This Holiday Season

Decked out as Santa’s Little Helper, former “Made in Chelsea” star Ashley James teamed up with PETA to bring an extra dose of holiday cheer to Carnaby Street today. Holding a sign that reads, “Keep It Fur-Free Under the Christmas Tree”, the reality star reminded Chelsea’s holiday shopping crowd that there’s nothing fashionable about wearing animals’ skin.

Photos from the action are available here, here and here.

“Whilst I like to enjoy some of life’s luxuries, there is nothing luxurious about the way animals in the fur industry are treated”, says James. “Knowing how cruel the industry is, I cannot understand why people buy fur – especially as it’s so easy to stay warm with fur-free styles. I’m proud to join PETA in asking people to stay on Santa’s nice list by keeping fur off their Christmas lists.”

As documented by PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – animals on fur farms are confined to cramped, filthy cages before they’re drowned, beaten, strangled, electrocuted and even skinned alive for fur coats, collars and cuffs. Fortunately, cruelty-free clothing and accessories are widely available from a variety of designers and retailers, including Stella McCartney, ASOS, Topshop, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk