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Animal rights campaigners angered as fur comes back into fashion

By Kev Hedges     Mar 3, 2014 in Business
Millions of fur coats and pelts will be sold for record high prices this March as supermodels begin wearing fur on the catwalk again. The revitalized fashion statement has not gone down too well among animal rights campaigners.
A popular form of dress in many of the fashion cities across the world such as Milan, New York, London, Paris and Los Angeles is skinny jeans, trainers (tennis shoes) and a fur coat. Furthermore, it's not just women's fashion that is taking fur-wearing back to the days when all glamorous celebrities shamelessly draped themselves in fur, but men's fashion is also being targeted by the big fashion houses.
Tom Ford, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Louis Vuitton are just some of the big names that have been promoting and marketing fur on the catwalks at the latest fashion shows. In March a fur auction in Helsinki will have the fashion industry buying up 14 million fur coats, including 11 million mink pelts.
The renaissance of fur has given a real headache to anti-fur protesters and campaigners like Meg Mathews, who is now at the forefront of a PETA campaign to get people away from the notion that wearing fur is fashionable. But what does not help the cause of animal rights campaigners and the anti-fur lobby is A-list celebrities like Rihanna turning up at a Vivienne Westwood bash sporting a fur stole, beanie hat, leather jacket and white stilettos.
However, glamorous model and Made in Chelsea star, Lucy Watson says there is "nothing glamorous at all about wearing fur" and she would rather go naked than wear fur.
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