For those of us who like to spend our disposable income on fashion, it’s still important to consider the plight of the animals who are used to make those clothes. Fashion houses like Gucci, Versace, Armani, Michael Kors, and just recently, Burberry already understand this, using alternative products that are indistinguishable from real fur. This both prevents animals from being needlessly slaughtered for it, and it gives consumers what they want; quality products that don’t come at the price of animal welfare.
These, and other retailers that are part of the Fur Free Retailer movement, are setting examples for fashion across the world. We think it’s Prada’s turn now!
Prada, already under fire from many animal rights campaigners for their continued use of exotic animal skins for making handbags, is facing criticism for not joining its peers in making fashion without real fur. If these other huge names in fashion can admit the practices of fur farming are cruel, then surely, it is past the time for the same action to be taken by Prada.
Minks, rabbits, chinchillas, and foxes tend to be the animals that are trapped and kept in barbaric cages before they are slaughtered using horrific methods so designers can make garments with their fur. In China, this cruelty extends to cats and dogs as well, where it is often mislabeled so that unsuspecting consumers have no idea about the cruelty and animals used to make the products they have just bought.
With fur farms now being banned in countries like Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, the Netherlands, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom, and Norway recently joining as well, the message is loud and clear. Fur is not welcome on our high streets or any fashion outlets. It’s time for Prada to step up and join those who have come before them.
Care2 is calling for us all to join them in urging Prada to go fur-free to save the lives of innocent animals around the world who need their fur coats far more than we do! By clicking sign now on their petition, you can join more than 10,000 others who are emailing Prada to ask them to cease their use of fur. Be the voice for the voiceless!
Image Source: Rishabh Pandoh/Unsplash