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Burberry Hears From Film Legend Julie Christie

Written by PETA | September 24, 2007

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In addition to the critically-acclaimed film Away From Her, Julie Christie has starred in such classics as Doctor Zhivago and Heaven Can Wait, as well as one of my favorite films of all time, the incredibly frightening psychological thriller Don’t Look Now (which, incidentally, also features Donald Sutherland and an evil, knife-wielding troll creature). Throughout her distinguished career, Christie has also been an outspoken advocate for animal and environmental protection, and in 1981, she gained a worldwide reputation as a strong voice for animals after she narrated the groundbreaking documentary The Animals Film, which graphically depicts factory- farming abuses.

And just this morning, she sent a letter to clothing retailer Burberry’s creative director Christopher Bailey urging him to end the use of fur in Burberry designs once and for all. Here’s what she says:

“For the sake of basic decency and humanity as well as for the sake of your company’s reputation, won’t you please stop using real fur in your designs?”

You can the full letter here, and for a little horror movie about the practices that Burberry supports, click here.

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  • Brigitte Doyle says:

    Julie It was a thrill to see you in a cameo role in Harry Potter. You speak for a generation of beautiful ethical and amazing women.

  • Melanie says:

    You are supported by a multitude of voices. Perhaps if we all let our thoughts be known the violence will stop againest these creatures.

  • Susannah S says:

    Julie Christie was and is always on the right side of issues about animals. Her letter to Burberry was short concise and to the point. I wish more people of my generation were as dedicated to animal advocacy as she is. She’s a beautiful woman a great actress and a person with a huge heart and conscience who puts her money where her mouth is. Yay Julie!

  • Mira Bhai says:

    Just I would like to thank Julie Christie for her restless support for animals! She can do so much more from other people because she is a wellknown personality! And i think that Burberry has to respect her and listen to what she is saying! Thousand thanks for supporting us Julie Christie!

  • Judith, Freedom Fighter says:

    Once again another beautiful lady with a beautiful heart. Thank you Julie I must say I have been a fan for many many years. Judith

  • carolyn says:

    I RESPECT YOU JULIE FOR USING YOUR CELEBRITY STATUS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. ACTING ON YOUR EMPATHY WE NEED MORE OF THAT IN THIS WORLD. THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING FOR ANIMALS WHO DESERVE A LIFE FREE FROM HUMAN TORTURE.

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