Progress in the fashion world! PETA’s years of protesting furriers and urging the public to shun fur continue to pay off. Celebrities, top designers, shoppers, and even Queen Elizabeth II have rejected fur—and now, Elle has banned it from its pages worldwide.
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“The presence of animal fur in our pages and on our digital media is no longer in line with our values, nor our readers’.”
—Valéria Bessolo Llopiz, senior vice president and international director of Elle
Whether it came from an animal on a fur farm or one who was trapped in nature, every fur coat and bit of trim caused an animal tremendous suffering—and took away a life. By going fur-free, Elle is sending a clear message to its readers and to fashion enthusiasts around the world that killing animals for fur is permanently out of style.
There’s no need to be cruel to stay warm and look cool. Animal-free fabrics and faux furs are available in stores everywhere, and PETA continues to work with designers and clothing retailers to encourage them to use and sell only animal-friendly fabrics. PETA US is presently urging Anna Wintour and U.S. Vogue to follow Elle’s lead and enter the 21st century by leaving fur on the animals who were born with it.
The demand for fur (including rabbit fur) has fallen over the years, so it’s time to put the last nail in the coffin of this barbaric industry in which animals are still being imprisoned, abused, skinned, and killed.
And yet, 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. Join us in asking that the brand finally drop fur: