On the weekend myself and group of animal rights activists held an anti-fur protest outside London Fashion Week against the designers that use use real fur.
A petition was set up by the event organizers Surge, urging the British Fashion Council to ban real fur from London Fashion Week. The petition has raised over 94,981 supporters in just a few weeks. During the weekend long protest, activists also gathered over 700 signatures from the public. This just goes to show how many people do not want to see fur at London Fashion Week.
Even though most of the people in the UK are not vegan and continue to wear other animal skins despite the fact that the leather industry is just as cruel as the fur industry; most people agree that fur is cruel and unnecessary.
Every year the fur industry is responsible for the death of 1 billion rabbits and 50 million other animals. The fur industry is brutal and barbaric and fashion designers that exploit and murder animals for their fur should not be allowed to showcase their collections at such a huge fashion event.
Many designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Armani have already denounced the use of fur and designer Stella McCartney even has a 100% vegan fashion label. These designers are a shining example that they can still be an extremely successful fashion brand without skinning animals for their fur.
Animal rights activists will continue to protest outside of London Fashion Week until the British Fashion Council stops supporting the fur trade. If you would like to sign the petition to see fur banned from LFW catwalks please click here.