Published On: Tue, Nov 5th, 2019

Queen Elizabeth is ditching fur in favour of faux fur alternatives

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has ditched fur in favour of faux-fur alternatives for future engagements. 

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Leading animal charity and #FurFreeBritain campaigner Humane Society International/UK is celebrating the news today that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has ditched fur in favour of faux-fur alternatives for future engagements after coming under fire from activists.

Announcing the news in an interview with Vogue magazine, Her Majesty’s personal advisor and senior dresser, Angela Kelly, said: “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.”

In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, Claire Bass, Executive Director of Humane Society International/UK said: “We are thrilled that Her Majesty has officially gone fur-free. Queen Elizabeth’s decision to “go faux” is the perfect reflection of the mood of the British public, the vast majority of whom detest cruel fur, and want nothing to do with it.

“Our Head of State going fur-free sends a powerful message that fur is firmly out of fashion and does not belong with Brand Britain. The UK banned fur farming almost two decades ago because it was deemed too cruel, now we must finish the job and ban fur sales too. We are calling on the British government to follow Her Majesty’s example and make the UK the first country in the world to ban the sale of animal fur.”

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