The Humane Society International (HSI) has enlisted the help of 31 celebrities in a bid to make #FurFreeBritain official.
The letter begins with the words: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” It goes on to point out that, “Britain’s responsibility to animals does not end” at the country’s borders, “but extends globally, to those animals killed to be traded into our country.”
Fur farming has been illegal in the UK since 2000, but since then the UK has been imported over £650million worth of fur from overseas nations like China and Poland, according to HSI.
The letter, delivered on Monday 12 March, was also signed by Alesha Dixon, Alison Steadman, Bill Bailey, Chris Packham, Douglas Booth, Evanna Lynch, Fearne Cotton, Gabrielle Aplin, James McVey, Jenny Seagrove, Jilly Cooper, Joss Stone, Laura Whitmore, Lesley Nicol, Lucy Watson, Martin Clunes, Melanie C, Nicky Campbel, Rula Lenska, Simon Amstell, Simon Pegg, Sue Perkins, Tiffany Watson and Twiggy.
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