Sorry it's taken me a while lovely people. I have been quite busy with 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' on tour.
We have been to three venues already..it's going so fast. Whilst in Birmingham and Manchester I managed to find the time to 'Take a Stand' for Animal Rights and joined forces with the wonderful PETA. 'People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals'. Together we took a powerful image, right outside 'Harvey Nichols' stores, to protest their recent decision to sell fur again after 10 years without. And no the fox wasn't real.
Harvey Nichols were pressured to ban the selling of Fur in 2004, when 95% of the general public said they would never wear real fur, and designers such as Stella McCartney and Calvin Klein said they would never use the inhumane product. People were impressed by their compassionate decision and the store gained global respect. Myself and PETA feel that Harvey Nichols is such a successful, powerful store with the opportunity to influence many others along with the general consumer. So why turn their back on their promise and go against their consumer demands? Harvey Nichols' timid response was that they are sourcing their fur from the company 'Origin Assured'. They 'assure' us that they only use fur from Countries with "high-welfare" standards and that the animals are treated humanely. Their is NO WAY you can electricute and rip the flesh of an animal to wear on your own skin 'humanely'.
"It is estimated 85% of the worlds fur comes from farms where animals spend their entire lives confined to small, filthy wire cages". Only last year PETA exposed 'Origin Assured' farms for being just that, with video evidence of the highest form of cruelty!
Please be warned it's not a nice watch....
The Fur Industry are desperate. Hiding behind labels such as 'Origin Assured' and even bribing up and coming fashion designers, by giving students free fur material. Why and how can people want this industry to continue?
Now if you've read my previous blog on the abuse of animals for our benefit. You will know more about the conditions these animals live in and all for what? Our vanity? I am increasingly becoming more aware of what goes into the products and materials I buy. Yes I have been blissfully unaware in the past and I'm sure like many, have made mistakes. But my blogs and messages are purely to raise awareness, and if I get someone to think before they buy that lipstick or that coat from now on, I'll be happy I tried and grateful to you!
Here's us in action in Manchester https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T3RB9hjtBBc
So now that you know the truth and a few facts. Please help PETA in the fight to keep Fur off our shop floors and on the innocent rabbits, foxes and raccoons backs! Sign here http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=23120
Thank you from me and them x