Following more than two decades of pressure from PETA entities around the world, luxury fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana has confirmed it will ban fur and angora from all future collections.
Nearly Two Decades of PETA Campaigning
This victory was years in the making and follows vigorous campaigning by PETA entities, including eye-catching protests both outside and inside its stores and e-mails to Dolce & Gabbana from over 300,000 supporters worldwide.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our campaign, sent e-mails, and spoke out!
Why Dolce & Gabbana Dropped Fur and Angora
Most animals used in the fur industry spend their entire lives inside cramped cages, in which they frantically pace back and forth, gnaw on the bars, and mutilate themselves.
Earlier this month, Italy joined the growing list of countries that have passed legislation banning fur farms.
Other animals killed for their fur are caught in steel-jaw traps – which slam shut on animals’ legs, often cutting down to the bone, causing excruciating pain and blood loss. Some attempt to chew off their own legs to escape. If trapped animals don’t die from blood loss, infection, or attacks from other animals, trappers strangle, shoot, or stamp them to death.
On angora farms, rabbits are typically kept inside small, filthy, barren cages and are live-plucked up to four times a year.
During this terrifying process, they’re often physically restrained while workers tear the hair out of their sensitive bodies, as the animals scream in pain.
Alexandra Australia is telling customers that fur production is ethical. We’re not buying it – are you?
Alexandra Australia sells many fur items on its website – including jackets, vests, shawls, and keyrings – claiming that these items are “sourced following ethical guidelines”. But fur production can never be ethical.
The company is aware of all this yet still continues to sell fur. Animals need your help. Will you join us in letting the company know that fur production can never be ethical and asking that it stop selling the material?