For Immediate Release:
5 February 2017

Animal Rights Group Gives Luxurious Garments to Australian-Born Danish Royal

Sydney – On her 45th birthday, Princess Mary of Denmark has been sent a gift by PETA: luxurious faux furs. The cape, jacket, and scarf – made by Australian company Unreal Fur – mimic mink, fox, and racoon pelts and were carefully selected in the Princess’ size and style. PETA chose the gifts in order to make the Princess aware that the fur industry is not only torment for animals but also toxic for the environment.

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“Most Australians shun cruelly obtained animal-skin coats in favour of chic and compassionate synthetic options such as these”, says Ashley Fruno, PETA’s associate director of campaigns. “Princess Mary’s Australian followers – including us – would love to see her give the real stuff a royal wave goodbye.”

PETA (whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”) notes that Princess Mary has been photographed many times wearing real fur – including from seals, who are often bludgeoned, dragged across the ice, and thrown into a pile to choke on their own blood before being skinned, sometimes while they’re still alive. Other animals used for their skin may be gassed or anally electrocuted – or their necks may be broken – after they’ve languished inside tiny, filthy wire cages for their entire lives. In addition, the fur industry has a terrible impact on the environment: items made from real fur require 20 times more energy to produce than faux-fur garments.

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