Armani did it last year, and Gucci just announced it’s doing the same. When it comes to the world’s major fashion houses, going fur-free seems to be the latest trend.
Plenty of newer designers, including Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, and Calvin Klein, have been fur-free for years, but older fashion houses have been slower to adapt to changing times. Luckily, that tide seems to be slowly turning. It’s only a matter of time before fur in fashion is a thing of the past, but the sooner it happens, the better. That’s why we’re calling on Versace to join Armani and Gucci and commit to eliminating fur from its designs.
The fur industry is riddled with animal cruelty and suffering. Every coat, bag, or shoe that uses fur comes at an extreme cost to the animal it belonged to before.
According to PETA
, animals on fur farms are contained in tiny, cramped wire cages until they are skinned alive. To minimize damage to the fur, animals are anally and genitally electrocuted, a gruesome and painful process. Some animals are trapped in the wild using steel-jaw traps, where the animals are left suffering with injured limbs until they eventually die, sometimes days later. If there’s a cruelty-free way to obtain fur for clothing, we haven’t found it.Let’s join together and tell Versace to get with the times. Cruelty is out, fur-free fashion is in. Please sign and share this petition demanding that Versace commit to going fur-free and auction off remaining fur items with proceeds going to animal rights organizations.
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