Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Shirley Manson, Formerly of Band Garbage, Joins Campaign to Educate Where Fur Really Comes From

The image that will be used.

I have to say that this form of campaign in which reality is clearly shown is very much needed. Images to not lie and you cannot contest a real image of a skinned fox. People see the final product of the coat or other article lined with fur and do not see how it got that way. This type of blind ignorance may be comfortable, but it’s not the truth. Seeing where fur really comes from and that yes, it came from a living being is necessary to making informed decisions. I applaud any celebrities that use their power for educating people.

Of course, the fur comes from China where they love to torture dogs. You can read more about that at -


For photos on the horrors of fur see http://www.atourhands.com/furfarm.html

For additional photos and to learn why fur is so wrong see http://www.furkills.org/furfarming.shtml


Garbage singer is latest recruit for Peta's anti-fur ad campaign

By Andrew JohnsonPublished: 26 March 2007

The cult Scottish rock singer Shirley Manson has become the latest celebrity recruit in the rear-guard action against the re-emergence of fur on the catwalk and on the backs of the world's wealthiest and most famous women.

Manson, who fronted the band Garbage before embarking on a solo career, will be pictured in a hard-hitting ad campaign launched today by the animal rights organisation Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Wearing a Stella McCartney evening gown, Manson holds up a skinned fox over the caption "Here's the rest of your fur coat".

It is a campaign which last month saw the R&B singer Jamelia pictured naked with a white rabbit on her back and which promises many more celebrity shock adverts. Anita Singh of Peta said: "For every celebrity who wears a fur coat, we have 100 lining up who want to use their fame to raise people's awareness."

In December, Madonna was pictured in a £35,000 coat made from the skins of 40 chinchillas and, in February, Naomi Campbell, who once appeared in a Peta advert claiming she would rather go naked than wear fur, took to the catwalk in a fur-trimmed parka.

Designers including Julien Macdonald, Dior and Gucci are also using fur. Harrods and the high street store Joseph are selling fur again. All have contributed to making fur more acceptable than it was when controversy raged a decade ago.

In November, The Independent on Sunday revealed sales of fur clothing hit £500m for the first time, up 30 per cent on the previous two years, with £40m of new fur products imported every year.

Figures from HM Customs and Revenue showed almost one million tons of fur were imported each year - and the global market for fur has hit almost £7bn. But the backlash has been equally fierce, and effective. During British fashion week anti-fur campaigners pelted Julien Macdonald with flour on the opening night.

The designer Tommy Hilfiger announced at the weekend he was joining Calvin Klein in refusing to use fur. Prada is also said to be "bored"with fur and has not used any in this year's collection.

1 comment:

Angel Danny said...

I congratulate Shirley for the moral stance. This is an animal cruelty story from the other side of the Atlantic: Murder at the Love Lake

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