‘FUR IS TOXIC’ but so are the other animal products at London Fashion Week
It’s Fashion week in London, and fur protestors have donned their best gas masks to interrupt it.
The first protest staged against the fashion mob saw nearly nude PETA representatives in little more than gas masks, electrical tape, and “fur is toxic” signs. The Telegraph reports it as the backlash following the International Fur Federation’s boasting of having 80 percent of the catwalk shows featuring fur items.
So I’m still wondering why fur continues to be the most hated animal clothing product on protestors minds. I’m certain that wool, leather, and silk will be featured quietly alongside the more in-your-face animal hides. I’ve spoken out on the trouble with single issue campaigns before, something emphasized by the stat that Retail analysts Edited reported; 117 per cent more real fur products were released into the fashion market in the past three months, compared to this time in 2015.
While PETA insists that a poll showed 95 per cent of British women wouldn’t touch it, furthering the sexism in the fur industry, I’m sure that number would be different if leather, wool, and silk were the products in question.
Once again, we are reminded that unless the message is veganism, animal use will remain something people subjectively assign degrees of violence to. We cannot hope to see the end of Lynx jackets if we don’t also encourage the choice to avoid all animal products.
Here’s hoping someone offers the stripped down advocates a warm, faux fur coat, and some sharpies – so they can add “GO VEGAN” to their crotch-signs.
Photo from The Telegraph