Fur Wars: Gillian Anderson Joins PETA In Going After Armani
In their new offensive against Giorgio Armani, PETA has managed to recruit another Anderson to help lead the charge. X-Files star Gillian Anderson met PETA vice-president Dan Mathews in NYC yesterday, a day after he flew back from Milan having visited Armani executives. Apparently, the actress walked away from the meeting having agreed to narrate a video of undercover footage taken inside rabbit fur farms.
Gillian said that she’s pretty angry at Armani and is contributing her time to help expose his hypocrisy. “I am stunned that Armani has gone back on his word,” she said. “I can’t understand why anyone would want to use real fur, and especially rabbit because it is so easy to replicate as the pile is so short.”
Meanwhile, reps for Armani said that they are being unfairly targeted — as they agreed to limit fur in their collection, but not rabbit fur sourced from humane farms. “As a luxury fashion house which has always been attentive to this issue, we feel we are being unfairly targeted in comparison to our competitors.”
via UK Daily Mail