Victory! Burberry Bans Fur and Angora
Burberry is joining Armani, Versace, Gucci, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney and others in banning fur and angora from all its collections.
BREAKING: After years of protests, @Burberry is announcing it’s going #FurFree! ?
Tell Meters/bonwe to do the same: https://t.co/ddynPXfG1t pic.twitter.com/GdOXslzWLE
— PETA Asia (@PETAAsia) September 6, 2018
This great news comes after over a decade of campaigning by PETA and our international affiliates against Burberry’s use of fur, including holding dozens of protests outside its stores around the world, sending tens of thousands of e-mails, distributing countless leaflets and posters, and even becoming a company shareholder in order to attend its annual shareholder meeting back in 2007.
Burberry’s decision is a sign of the times, as today’s shoppers are seeing fur for what it really is: the skin of animals who are caged and electrocuted or bludgeoned to death. On fur farms in China and elsewhere, animals are crammed into tiny wire cages, where they’re denied the opportunity to do anything that’s natural or important to them, such as raising young, roaming, or playing. Wild fur-bearing animals are caught in steel traps and often left to die slowly from blood loss – coyotes are still being killed in this way for the frivolous trim on Canada Goose’s jackets.
Despite hearing from PETA that animals on fur farms suffer unimaginable cruelty, Meters/bonwe continues to use real fur on its jackets.