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Kate Middleton’s Anti Fur Fashion Statement

26 FEB 2011
 
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PETA endorses the Duchess Of Cambridge's style and ethics

Kate Middleton, who was recently photographed wearing an elegant faux fur lined coat has been praised by Peta the anti fur lobby group. The man-made fur garment created a frenzy of activity on Twitter when the International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF) praised the Duchess’  for wearing what they thought were genuine animal pelts. PETA responded by sending a letter asking the IFTF to retract the claim that the fur was real. The Duchess of Cambridge has been making headlines as the best dressed woman in the world and an aspirational role model to a younger generation of consumers.

Peta wrote, “To state that the Duchess was wearing fur is not only false but offensive…to portray the new Duchess wearing something so blatantly cruel and contrary to her values is insulting,” the letter concluded. IFTF is known for posting pictures of well known figures wearing items made from animal fur, and praising them for their fashion sense. (See photo above of the coat that’s causing the headlines). This isn’t the first time PETA and Kate Middleton have come in contact. In December, the Duchess opted out of a hunt with her husband Prince William and his brother Prince Harry, after receiving a letter from PETA asking her not to participate in the annual Boxing Day pheasant shoot at Sandringham.

The photo of her in the faux lined jacket was snapped after she returned from her Caribbean holiday. The History of Art Graduate, 30, was spotted in jeans, knee-high black boots and a gorgeous brown coat with fake fur lining in London earlier this month. She carried her favorite Mulberry Small Polly Posh handbag in Midnight, which retails for £600.

PETA, The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation is a UK-based charity dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals.
Like humans, animals are capable of suffering and have interests in leading their own lives; therefore, they are not ours to use – for food, clothing, entertainment, experimentation or any other reason. PETA and our affiliates around the world educate policymakers and the public about cruelty to animals and promote an understanding of the right of all animals to be treated with respect.

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