93% Of People Support A Fur-Free Britain As Government Urged To End Imports
The UK government is under fresh pressure to ban fur as a campaign has highlighted that the majority of the country is against the cruel practice.
Yesterday, Humane Society International/UK (HSI/UK) exposed the disturbing conditions at a number of Asian fur farms — where large amounts of UK fur is imported from.
Footage from the investigation revealed the suffering of thousands of foxes and racoon dogs, as they are subject to “appalling” living conditions and violence.
A YouGov poll by HSI/UK revealed that 93 percent of people in the UK would not wear real fur, with 72 percent of people stating they would like to see a complete ban.
“Reflected In British Law”
“This new poll shows without a doubt that most Brits reject fur, and they want that reflected in British law,” said Claire Bass, executive director of HSI/UK, in an email to Raise Vegan.
“Like us, they believe that if fur is too cruel to farm in the UK, it is too cruel to sell here too,” she added.
HSI/UK is now asking the government to ban the sale of fur in Britain, with a number of celebrities, such as Ricky Gervais, Leona Lewis, and Judi Dench, joining the campaign.
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The Fur-Free Britain campaign by HSI/UK has highlighted how people associate the industry with being “unethical”, “outdated”, and “cruel.”
A UK ban on fur farms came into effect in 2003, but since that time, nearly £800 million of fur has been imported into the country.
“Complicit In The Suffering”
“The vast majority of designers and retailers have already turned their backs on outdated fur, so now it’s time for the UK governments to take action,” said Bass in an email to Raise Vegan.
“For as long as fur is sold in our shops, Britain is complicit in the suffering and death of millions of fur bearing animals for the fashion industry.”
“British consumers have made their views clear – fur is cruel, outdated and it should be banned.”
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