Going forward the Queen of England will be fur-free due to pressure from activists – from 2019 onwards fake fur will be used to keep her warm in colder weather.
Anyone deciding to stop using fur is making an impact because less people buying fur decreases the demand and can help lead the fur-free world. But the Queen of England isn’t the average person. Queen Elizabeth II has been queen of England since 1952. Millions of people admire her and her support for her as a monarch is only increasing with time.
In an interview with Vogue Magazine, the Queen’s personal advisor and senior dresser, Angela Kelly announced that going forward the queen will be fur-free due to pressure from activists. Kelly says, “If Her Majesty is due to attend an engagement in particularly cold weather, from 2019 onwards fake fur will be used to make sure she stays warm.”
Claire Bass, Executive Director of Humane Society International/UK told One Green Planet: “We are thrilled that Her Majesty has officially gone fur-free. Queen Elizabeth’s decision to ‘go faux’ is the perfect reflection of the mood of the British public, the vast majority of whom detest cruel fur, and want nothing to do with it. Our Head of State going fur-free sends a powerful message that fur is firmly out of fashion and does not belong with Brand Britain. The UK banned fur farming almost two decades ago because it was deemed too cruel, now we must finish the job and ban fur sales too. We are calling on the British government to follow Her Majesty’s example and make the UK the first country in the world to ban the sale of animal fur.”
This shift in the Queen’s wardrobe is fantastic news for animals that will hopefully spread the powerful message to the rest of the world that fur is outdated and cruel!
Original source: www.onegreenplanet.org