Prince George Receives Faux-Fur Robe Fit For A Modern King

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21 July 2014


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PETA Sends Royal Couple a Cruelty-Free Cloak to Celebrate the Future Heir’s First Birthday

London –One is never too young to start learning the ropes of the family business, which is why PETA is marking Prince George‘s first birthday tomorrow (22 July) by sending the youngest member of the Windsors his very own regal velvet robe trimmed with the softest faux fur, courtesy of The Throw Company Ltd. (Photos are available here and here.)

“Britain is known around the world as a nation of animal lovers, so we hope that when he gets older, Prince George will reflect British values by always insisting that his ceremonial robes are trimmed with faux fur”, says PETA Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi. “Real fur is not only cruel to animals but also devastating to the environment. Pelts must be treated with a host of polluting chemicals to stop them from decomposing, so the eco-friendly faux trim should be a hit with the little prince’s grandfather, too!”

Why should compassionate parents steer clear of real fur? On fur factory farms, animals spend their entire lives in tiny, filthy cages before they are poisoned, bludgeoned, electrocuted or even skinned alive in order to produce fur coats, collars, cuffs and accessories for both adults and children. In China – which is now the world’s largest fur exporter – fur from cats and dogs is often falsely labelled as fur from other animals before it is exported.

Many Lord Mayors around the country, as well as other dignitaries, have now brought their traditional robes into line with ethical practices by switching to cruelty-free faux trim after hearing from PETA.

PETA’s birthday gift for Prince George also includes a beautiful baby-blue faux-fur blanket, which is also from The Throw Company, to help keep the little prince warm as well as stylish.

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