NEW YORK, Feb 1 — Actress Anjelica Huston has become the latest celebrity to back the anti-fur movement.
The Oscar-winning thespian has donated her old fur fashion pieces to the organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), including a lynx-fur jacket, a coat trimmed with muskrat fur and a black rabbit-fur hat. According to a Peta press release, the pieces will be used as bedding for orphaned wildlife at Cuddle Coats in Minnesota, or allocated to the homeless via the Scott Place Shelter in West Virginia.
“These coats were given to me decades ago, when I had no idea how animals suffered in the fur trade,” said Huston in a statement. “They’ve been sitting in storage for over 20 years. By donating them to Peta, I’ll be giving them a new purpose by providing orphaned wildlife with bedding and helping the homeless keep warm.”
Huston is the latest in a long line of stars to have donated furs to Peta, following in the footsteps of Mariah Carey, Kim Cattrall and Sharon Osbourne. Meanwhile the fashion industry appears to be revising its position on the topic of fur, with Armani, Hugo Boss, Stella McCartney all operating fur-free business models, and Michael Kors and Gucci pledging to make the transition this year. French brand The Kooples, which went fur-free in 2016 following a discussion with Peta members, also put the subject under the spotlight once again this week with the launch of a fake fur and leather clutch bag created in association with the animal rights organisation. — AFP-Relaxnews