Article by Raise Vegan
The senior dresser to Queen Elizabeth II, Angela Kelly, has announced that the popular monarch will no longer wear fur.
Kelly revealed in a recent Vogue interview that animal rights activists had criticised the Queen for wearing real fur, prompting the Royal to remove it from her wardrobe.
“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” Kelly told Vogue.
The Queen now joins new Royal Meghan Markle in opposing the cruel industry. The Duchess of Sussex has always been vocal about her opposition to the fashion choice and publicly supports animal welfare.
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Pressure From Vegan Groups
PETA are among the organisations responsible for putting pressure on the Queen to make the animal-friendly decision.
“How can Queen Elizabeth not yet have learned what’s right and wrong and abandoned fur, the product of immense suffering” asked the animal rights group in 2013.
“Animals are routinely strangled, electrocuted and skinned alive for their pelts. Fur farming was banned in 2000 because it’s a cruel industry that no longer represents British values.”
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