After more than a decade of campaigning – including protests and runway disruptions – by PETA and our international affiliates, Valentino has announced that it will ban fur!
Cheers rang out at PETA’s headquarters yesterday at the news that even the fashion house that sewed mink fur on sneakers is changing with the times.
At this rate, not a single designer will still be selling fur next year – and no wonder, since no kind shopper will buy it.
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Why Has Valentino Said Farewell to Fur?
As PETA investigations and exposés show, foxes, minks, and other animals exploited for fur live in filthy, cramped cages on fur farms before they’re electrocuted, gassed, or beaten to death. Some are even skinned alive.
Valentino joins hundreds of other companies—including Calvin Klein, Coach, Burberry, Gucci, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, and Versace—that have banned fur after hearing from PETA and our supporters about the suffering that goes into every fur coat, collar, and trinket.