Actress Kate Ford, best known for her work in the UK soap drama Coronation Street, is the latest celebrity Brit to join PETA’s campaign against using bearskin for The Queen’s Guards’ caps.
“I would never have dreamed of posing nude, but when Peta showed me the footage of the bears being shot and skinned just for the sake of these ornamental Guards’ caps, I decided to be brave and show some of my skin in the hope that the MoD will let the bears keep theirs,” said Kate.
“The cowardly hunters even bait the bears with food before ambushing them. When mother bears are killed, their cubs are left to slowly starve to death. This breaks my heart. I think it is despicable of the MoD to use taxpayers’ money to fund this cruelty overseas when there are synthetic faux furs available.”
For more info, check out PETA UK’s official site.