Harrods puts its foot in it

Store condemned for selling £399 Christmas stocking made with real fur trim A few weeks after retail giants Macy’s and Bloomingdales announced a firm fur free policy, UK department store Harrods has been criticised for perpetuating the cruel and unnecessary fur trade by selling Christmas stockings made with real fur. The retailer’s website describes the item, a grey stocking with a fur trim, as “an elegant and sophisticated seasonal accessory
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One will not wear fur

–Queen’s new outfits will now be fur free Respect for Animals has welcomed the news that the Queen will no longer be wearing fur in her new outfits. Her personal adviser and senior dresser Angela Kelly wrote in her new memoir that Her Majesty will only wear fur-free new items for engagements due to changing attitudes in the country. Any outfits designed for the Queen now will use fake fur
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Actress Carol Royle’s Blog Spot

Carol Royle was born on February 10, 1954 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Blake’s 7 (1978), Life Without George (1987) and Storyboard (1983) to name just a few highlights in an acclaimed career. Carol has been a longtime supporter of Respect for Animals in our long campaign against the cruel and unnecessary fur trade. Here is a blog by Carol, in which she
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MACY’S AND BLOOMINGDALES GO FUR FREE

In another major victory for the anti-fur campaign, Macy’s, Inc  has announced that it will stop selling real fur. This includes all Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s private brands, as well as items sold from brand partners. Fur will no longer be sold in Macy’s, Inc. off-price stores, including Macy’s Backstage and Bloomingdale’s The Outlet. As part of this commitment, the company will be closing its Fur Vaults and salons. Explaining their
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Slovakian parliament votes to ban fur farming

The Slovak National Council (the Slovakian parliament) has approved a ban on fur production, making Slovakia the 15th European country to end fur farming. The legislation, that will go into effect in 2021, passed with an overwhelming majority vote of 107 out of 150 from across the political spectrum and includes a phase-out period for existing farms until 2025. The ban was proposed by SNS (Slovak national party) after the
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Manchester Christmas market goes fur-free

Respect for Animals today praises Manchester City Council, after seeing written confirmation that the sale of real fur is prohibited at this year’s Christmas market. Emails from officers at the City Council say that fur will be banned and traders’ contracts have been updated accordingly. Manchester City Council’s decision follows the fur sales ban signed into law by the Governor of California at the weekend. The selling of real fur
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History made as California fur ban becomes law

California has become the first US state to ban the sale of animal fur products. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Friday that will make it illegal to sell, donate or manufacture new fur products in the state. The bill, AB44, was authored by state assembly member Laura Friedman, and applies to all new clothing, handbags, shoes and other items made with fur. Those found breaking the law could face a
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Respect for Animals launches online database detailing the use of fur on university fashion courses

Respect for Animals, Britain’s leading anti-fur organisation, has today launched its new campaign to kick fur off campus by unveiling a database of UK fashion college policies towards to use of fur. Using Freedom of Information requests, Respect for Animals has contacted every university in the country running fashion courses, regarding the use of real fur and what, if any, policies are in place on the subject. This includes both
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Slovakia is heading towards fur farming ban

Bratislava: Last week, the National Council of Slovak Republic (Slovak parliament) discussed in the first reading the proposal to ban fur farming in the country. It has passed the first reading with overwhelming support of 120 votes out of all 150 MPs, which means that 80 % of all MPs supported the proposal in its first big step in the legislative process. The ban was proposed by Eva Antošová (SNS
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