As if splitting up with a former Beatles member, the surrounding media coverage and divorce hearings weren’t bad enough, Heather Mills is reportedly being dropped as a spokeswoman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), despite her successful 2005 campaign against the cat and dog fur trade across the European Union.
The reason? To ensure that photographer Mary McCartney will be around to continue the latest campaign, which already features singer Jamelia posing nude with a white rabbit in a London studio. Mary’s arrangement with the highly successful animal rights group makes it clear that she’d only continue working with PETA if they dropped her stepmother. And it seems that that’s the route PETA is taking, as a spokesperson from the organization said to the British press, â€œWe have no plans to work with Heather Mills.â€
It’s quite sad when even activist organizations like PETA seem to be affected by the actions of individuals who could do greater good by working together instead of insisting to work apart.