Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Peta vs Burberry

Animal rights campaigners belonging to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) smeared red paint on the windows and chained themselves to the front door of a Burberry store in Regents Street in London yesterday.

Yesterdays demo against the company was an attempt by PETA to put pressure on Burberry to cease using fur in its collecton. Burberry continues to use fur in its designs despite the fact that leading clothing retailers like J.Crew, Ann Taylor, Polo Ralph Lauren, and others have a no fur policy.

Five protesters from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wearing fake fur coats splattered with paint went to the store. Some stuck posters of skinned foxes on the store's windows reading, "Burberry, Death For Sale." All five protestors were arrested on suspicion of property damage, however all have now been released without charge.

A Burberry spokeswoman said: "As a luxury brand there will be occasions where the use of fur will be considered important to the design and aesthetics of a product. In those circumstances we will continue to use fur."

The Burberry spokesperson also commented they use only a small amount of "ethically sourced" fur.

PETA have commented that they will continue to target Burberry whilst the company persists in using fur. More demos are being planned against the company. For those wishing to read more about PETA's campaign against Burberry click on: www.bloodyburberry.com

Article from Arkangelweb.org

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