Written by PETA
After PETA Australia members took to the
runway during a
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week show, the
show's organizers decided to pull all fur from the remaining shows.
No doubt worried that more protests
would soon follow, Fashion Week organizers directed furry Royal Melbourne
Institute of Technology student designer Molly Herben to remove the rabbit fur
pieces from her show before they hit the runway. Another designer, Jack Loder,
who had planned to show dresses made of impala fur and leather and trimmed with
exotic feathers, also pulled his designs.
''As they stormed the
catwalk, I thought, 'What does this mean for my work?''' said Loder. ''I spoke
to [Fashion Week officials] the next morning and we agreed straight away: it's
best if we just take it down.''
While members of PETA and our affiliates
continue to educate the fashion industry via their own runways, you can help crush the cruel fur industry's
profits by refusing to
buy or wear any fur.
by Michelle Sherrow
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