We have excellent news for minks and foxes: Moncler has become the latest fashion brand to go fur-free. The company’s decision to ditch fur follows years of pressure from animal rights campaigners, including nearly 100,000 e-mails from supporters of PETA entities around the globe.
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Fur Is Dead, and Designers Know It
Moncler is finally getting with the times and joining Gucci, Versace, Prada, Valentino, Armani, Canada Goose, and just about every major fashion brand in going fur-free.
No one is in any doubt today that fur is as dead as the animals it was stolen from.
On fur farms, animals typically spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy cages, deprived of any opportunity to engage in natural behaviour such as playing, running, finding food, and raising a family.
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The stress of this extreme confinement often drives them insane, and fighting, self-mutilation, and cannibalism are common. At the end of their miserable lives, they face a horrific death – often by gassing, electrocution, or poisoning.
Wait, What About Feathers?
Many brands are embracing sustainable, innovative vegan fabrics as they come to realise that to be truly ethical, all animal-derived products – including down – must be removed from fashion. PETA has revealed that down is often obtained by ripping out struggling geese’s feathers by the fistful, leaving open, bloody wounds.
We encourage all designers who said no to fur to stop using feathers as well.
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?