Rafferty Law Follows Parents’ Lead With New Anti-Fur Campaign for PETA
For Immediate Release:
14 October 2019
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
RAFFERTY LAW FOLLOWS PARENTS’ LEAD WITH NEW ANTI-FUR CAMPAIGN FOR PETA
Vegetarian Model Joins Efforts to End Killing of Coyotes for Canada Goose’s Fur-Trimmed Coats
London – With his ankle caught in a “blood-soaked” steel trap, model, musician, and lifelong vegetarian Rafferty Law – son of Jude Law and Sadie Frost, both PETA supporters – stars in a new PETA campaign that proclaims, “Canada Goose – When Fashion Gets Really Ugly. Don’t buy Canada Goose cruelty.”
“I was disgusted when I learned that Canada Goose coats are trimmed with coyote fur,” says Rafferty Law. “There’s so much we can buy and wear that doesn’t involve animal suffering. There’s just no excuse for killing wild animals for fashion.”
Coyotes trapped for Canada Goose’s fur trim can legally suffer with a broken leg, lacerations, or haemorrhages for up to 72 hours before trappers return – and this practice is consistent with the company’s trapping standards. PETA points out that trapped coyote mothers desperate to get back to their starving pups have tried to chew off their own legs to escape and that many trapped animals succumb to the elements, blood loss, infection, or attacks by predators before trappers return to kill them. Ducks and geese used for down are shipped in all weather extremes to abattoirs, where their throats are cut and their bodies dunked into defeathering tanks.
Law also posed in a PETA US T-shirt reading, “#CanadaGooseKills”, sales of which raise vital funds to help the organisation continue its fight against the fur trade and other abusive industries.
Law comes from a family of proud anti-fur activists: his mother previously appeared in PETA’s iconic “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” series in an ad stating, “Turn Your Back on Fur,” while his father sent a letter on behalf of PETA urging the World Trade Organization to uphold the EU ban on seal-fur imports – which it did.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”, and the group opposes speciesism, the human-supremacist view that other animals are commodities to use at will.