PETA UK's director Elisa Allen believes the coronavirus lockdown has given animals a respite from humans. She has written an open letter with her views.
"We should be talking about the people alive, in power, ruling the world who are hurting, destroying far more lives than this man who has passed only yesterday"
UPDATE: Another protest has hijacked the second day of London Fashion Week. Activist group, Surge, have embarked on a big anti-fur campaign with activists standing outside the home of LFW wearing rabbit and fox masks and holding signs showing the real horrors of the fur industry. It wouldn’t be Fashion Week without a PETA protest.
FLOTUS Melania Trump has worn real fur often in public, and PETA advocate Pamela Anderson wants to inspire her to go faux. Outspoken animal-rights activist and environmentalist Pamela Anderson announced on Tuesday that she’s working on a line of faux fur coats, and she’d love to gift one of the first finished products to another former model: the nation’s new FLOTUS, Melania Trump, according to the Hill. “I’m going to send her one of my Russian eco-fur coats as a gift because I’m designing furs in Russia right now,” Anderson told the publication while attending the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) Inaugural Ball in Washington.
Justin Bieber’s mammoth fur jacket has caused some controversy in the animal rights community. PETA blasted the 22-year-old singer for his fashion choice, calling it “a new low” and saying “it's always astounding to see someone with such great fortune and fame show no mercy for animals who simply want to be left alone to live with their families."Justin isn’t the only celebrity donning the real stuff. Plenty of famous faces from Kim Kardashian to Lady Gaga have proudly worn furry coats in full view of the cameras.It comes at a time when the high street is said to be selling real fur labelled as fake for little more than a tenner. Do you have strong views on the fur debate? Let us know at @YahooStyleUK.You could be wearing real fur without realising25 stars who stripped down for animal rights
In light of Hollywood activist Alicia Silverstone‘s recent #WoolFreeWinter campaign with PETA, we’re taking a look at other celebs who’ve also gone full frontal to save a furry friend.From reality TV stars to professional athletes, the names are using their influence better treatment towards animals.PETA, which stands for “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals,” has been around since 1980. They’ve fast become known for an array high-profile supporters and their confronting ad campaigns.Let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.
Alicia Silverstone would rather go naked than wear wool. “If you’re trying to avoid wool, why not make that leap?” she suggests in a related video that’s part of PETA’s new #WoolFreeWinter campaign. The biggest thing that people always say to me is, ‘Oh, but they just shear the sheep! They don’t kill the sheep.’” The video then cuts to graphic images of sheep being tortured for their wool, the very fabric that’s in the sweater you are probably wearing right now.
The 45-year-old Britain’s Got Talent presenter can be seen lying completely nude on top of a bed of vegetables for PETA’s latest campaign to encourage people to ditch eating meat. “When PETA suggested not retouching this image, I said, “Why not?” – the image is as natural as my lifestyle,” she says. “My vegetarian lifestyle keeps my body trim, gives me loads of energy and makes me feel happy,” she explains.
Lots of stars flocked to the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles to celebrate PETA’s 35th anniversary party.Stars who attended the bash - like Pamela Anderson, Ireland Baldwin and Jason Biggs - sat down to a gourmet meal and the chance to participate in a stellar silent auction.Also, excitingly, Paul McCartney performed with his band to the crowd of partying celebrities. In terms of the outfits, things took a demure turn with famous glamour model Courtney Stodden having a Marilyn Monroe moment in orange and Clueless actress Alicia Silverstone wearing a floorlength black gown.Which is your favourite outfit? Tweet us @YahooStyleUK![ALL IMAGES: GETTY]
The Je T’Aime singer said in a statement released by animal rights group PETA: “Having been alerted to the cruel practices reserved for crocodiles during their slaughter to make Hermes handbags carrying my name… “I have asked Hermes to debaptise the Birkin Croco until better practices in line with international norms can be put in place.” (Rex) PETA claim that Birkin’s stance is a direct response to the group exposing crocodile and alligator farming and the way the animals are slaughtered in factory farms across the world, including a farm in Texas. They thanked Birkin for her stance, saying on their website: “Birkin bags once marked people as celebrities – or at least members of the super-rich – but soon, no one will want to be caught dead carrying one. “Any breach of rules will be rectified and sanctioned. ‘Hermes specifies that this farm does not belong to them and that the crocodile skins supplied are not used for the fabrication of Birkin bags.” The idea for the Hermes-Birkin bag came about from a chance meeting between the company’s chief executive, Jean-Louis Dumas, and Birkin on a flight to London in 1981.