Stilt-Walking PETA Protesters ‘Stand Tall for Animals’ at Parliament This Fur-Free Friday

Stilt-Walking PETA Protesters ‘Stand Tall for Animals’ at Parliament This Fur-Free Friday

On 20-Year Anniversary of the UK’s Fur-Farming Ban, Group Calls For a Fur-Free Britain

London – Wearing animal masks and Union Jack coats, PETA supporters on stilts urged Parliament to “Stand Tall For Animals”, on Fur-Free Friday.

This week marks the 20-year anniversary of the UK’s ban on farming animals for fur. Now, PETA is ramping up calls for a #FurFreeBritain, asking the government to also ban fur imports and sales. An Early Day Motion on the issue has been tabled, and to date, almost a million people have signed a petition calling for a ban. After the Brexit transition period ends, the UK will no longer be bound by EU trade regulations, offering the perfect opportunity to make the ban a reality.

“The overwhelming majority of British people oppose the fur trade, in which animals are gassed, electrocuted, and even skinned alive,” says PETA Senior Campaigns Manager Kate Werner. “We’re calling on the government to seize this opportunity to take a stand against needless cruelty and be a world leader by creating a fur-free Britain.”

Investigations into fur farms have found animals suffering from starvation, thirst, untreated wounds, and other forms of neglect as well as living next to the rotting corpses of their cagemates. Unable to engage in natural behaviour, they often go mad from the confinement, and some even mutilate themselves, chewing on their own legs or tails as a result of the constant psychological and physical torment. They’re often killed by gassing, electrocution, drowning, or poisoning, and some are skinned alive.

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


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