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75% of Brits oppose real bearskin on ‘vile’ Queen’s Guard’s caps

“As many Brits struggle to pay for essentials like gas and electricity, they’re rightly outraged at the thought of funding ornamental caps for which bears are killed.” A vast majority of Brits oppose the use of real bearskin fur on the Queen’s Guard’s caps, a new poll from PETA shows. The survey carried out by …

Stella McCartney to launch “the world’s first-ever commercial luxury bag” made from mushrooms

The vegan Frayme Mylo bag is made from mycelium – an infinitely renewable network of fungal threads – which marks a huge milestone for sustainable fashion. Luxury fashion brand Stella McCartney is all set to commercially launch the world’s first bag made from Mylo, a vegan mushroom leather later this year. The design called the …

Retail giant Moda Operandi ditches fur and exotic animal skins

“Exotic skins and fur belong on the animals born with them, not on collars or clutches.” Luxury online retailer Moda Operandi has confirmed that it has banned fur and exotic animal skins. The move came about after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent the company footage of horrific animal suffering within the …

Undercover trapping footage shows raccoons brutally clubbed for fur sold in UK

The shocking undercover investigation exposes the cruelty of animal trapping in the United States, including for the fur trade. An undercover investigation in the States, which exports wild-trapped and farmed fur to the UK, revealed shocking footage showing trappers brutally bludgeoning and killing racoons. The November/December video of the trappers out in the field in …

Scarlett Johansson debuts vegan skincare line while BeckyG launches her vegan brand in Ulta

More and more celebrities are joining the clean beauty bandwagon amid rising awareness regarding ‘cruelty-free beauty’ and increased demand for ‘personal care products’. This week, Scarlett Johansson, launched her highly anticipated plant-based and cruelty-free skincare line, The Outset. The range has five essential products: a cleanser, prep serum, moisturizer, night cream, and eye cream. The …

UK government set to ditch plans to ban foie gras and fur imports

“If the Government were to backtrack, it would be betraying not only the animals, who desperately need a caring nation to defend them, but also the public, which has made its opposition to these items clear.” The UK government is considering a U-turn on the Animal Abroad Bill and is set to drop its plans …

Portugal bans ‘vegan leather’ term over greater consumer clarity claims

“The simple truth is that this is nothing to do with consumer transparency and protection, and instead just one more desperate attempt by old, flailing industries to continue their cruel and climactically disastrous practices, in the face of growing consumer enlightenment and change.” Portugal has banned the use of the term ‘vegan leather’ and other …

Paul McCartney calls to uphold animal testing ban in the EU: ‘no animal should suffer for beauty’

“The European Chemicals Agency continues to demand the use of thousands of rabbits, rats, fish, and other animals in cosmetics ingredient tests. But you can help put a stop to it.” Paul McCartney is adding his voice to the Save Cruelty-Free Cosmetics European Citizens’ Initiative to urge EU citizens to oppose animal testing for cosmetics. …

Belgium shuts down all fur farms ahead of schedule

Belgium has now officially joined the growing list of countries that have shut down all their fur farms – the recent being Italy. Belgium has reportedly closed all 17 remaining fur farms a year ahead of its scheduled 2023 deadline. The final nail in the coffin comes after the Flemish government announced its decision to …

Two top Italian luxury fashion houses ditch fur

The fashion houses’ fur-free policies make ‘it abundantly clear: fur is cruel, outdated, and ugly.” Fashion giants Dolce & Gabbana and Moncler have ditched fur. The two Italian luxury fashion houses are the latest amongst a slew of mega-retailers including Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and H&M, that have committed to eliminating …

Chanel uses horse on haute couture runway – sparks outrage

“Animals aren’t props…,” people on social media were quick to criticize Chanel for using a live animal for the fashion show. French fashion house Chanel has come under fire for sending a horse out onto the catwalk at its recently held fashion show to showcase its Spring/Summer 2022 Couture collection. This comes close on the …

Great News! Iconic Swedish store NK ditches fur

“We do not believe that it is ethically defensible for animals to be bred or hunted and killed for their fur”. Retail giant Nordiska Kompaniet (NK) has announced it will stop selling fur products in all its stores by March next year. The announcement comes after conversations between NK and Animal Rights Alliance, among other …