Queen Camilla will buy no more real-fur items

An animal-rights group has welcomed a commitment from Queen Camilla that she will buy no new fur products. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) received a letter from Buckingham Palace, saying the Queen “will not procure any new fur garments”.

“This comes with the Queen’s warmest wishes,” the letter adds. But the International Fur Federation says the royals “should not be placed under pressure from animal activists”.

Queen Camilla

Peta, which says real fur is cruel and unnecessary, said it would be “toasting Queen Camilla with a glass of the finest claret”.

“It’s right and proper for the British monarchy to reflect British values by recognising that fur has no place in our society,” managing director Ingrid Newkirk said.

Wendy Higgins of the Humane Society International also backed a switch to fake or “faux” fur: “Queen Camilla’s decision to ‘go faux’ reflects the morals and mood of the British public.

Source: BBC

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