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Joss Stone Bares All for Bears

Written by PETA | February 7, 2011

Award-winning British soul singer Joss Stone says there’s one thing that she can’t bear—the killing of bears to make hats for The Queen’s Guards.

Joss Stone shows that bears are for cuddling, not killing.

The “For the Love of You” singer is baring all for the love of Canadian bears, who are sometimes shot or ensnared in traps, where they may languish for days. Some wounded bears escape, only to die slowly of starvation or blood loss.

Stone, a World’s Sexiest Vegetarian winner, previously collaborated with PETA on a pro-vegetarian ad. Now, she’s calling on the U.K.’s Ministry of Defence to approve the new faux-bearskin cap designed by Stella McCartney. The faux cap looks just like the real thing, but it breathes better and is less expensive—and you can make one without harming a single hair on a bear’s head. Everybody wins!

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Kari says:

    the animals is here for a reason a protection and care !

  • masoud says:

    How do you do?

  • pearl says:

    On this Valentine’s Day, I would like to send my love to all creatures big and small. Being cruelty free would be a great gift to us all. Good for you Josh Stone.

  • Natasja says:

    Why can’t they just take an alternatieve?

  • Stephane says:

    good work, we have to protect these lovely animals! 🙂

  • JR says:

    It is outrageous that the Brits are still using bear fur. Not very civilized. Bravo for the sexy vegetarian who is willing to bare it for the bears! I try to spend time everyday doing some messages on animal cruelty. PETA works if we work it.

  • Yaremis says:

    The violence that an animal inflicts to another animal just reflects the human violence toward mankind and nature.

  • 2 Save Planet says:

    2 Save Planet, Go Green and Be Vege ! Peace and Love to All Beings ! Bravo Joss Stone !

  • Chilton Gregory says:

    The barbearic practice of killing these animals is unbearable to any person of conscience.

  • Rachael says:

    Come on the faux fur is cheaper, still looks the same and the beautiful bears get to live their life…..its a no brainer, seriously wise up it’s a win all round, especially for the bears…stop this senseless slaughter.

  • Skrillex says:

    wow i can’t believe they still do that those bastards

  • Tim says:

    I wonder if the Royal family realize how much respect they lose for this senseless act of cruelty ,I have always been a big Royalist but I am starting to change my views .

  • Josie says:

    A little Like fox hunting, it’ll be forced out in the end. Cruel, unnecessary practices that are carried out by people refusing to accept it’s wrong, by lying to themselves and just closing their minds. I’ve e-mailed Peter Luff. Now we wait. Who in their right mind could argue that it is okay??

  • Luke Ashley says:

    Good cause. Keep up the fight and good work everyone.

  • Joelle says:

    Ghandi said something like the greatest sign of moral progress in a nation is the way it treats its animals. So get civilized, Britain!!

  • Lyn Gatin says:

    I couldn’t believe it when I heard that they were still making those hats out of bear fur … hope they change!

  • Kerry Mahoney says:

    Real fur is out!!! Get real folks……….

  • wolf925 says:

    Well first off, they didn’t show enough of Joss in this picture. 😉 But on the real though, PEOPLE NEED TO STOP KILLING ANIMALS FOR FUR!!! There are PLENTY of other things they can use to sub for it!! Leave the animals alone! You don’t see animals wearing human skin or hair do you? no? I DIDN’T THINK SO!

  • Teressa says:

    Please stop this senseless killing…a life is a LIFE and animals have just as much of a right to live, breathe and walk the earth as god intended as any human. I will be making it my personal mission to spread the word to as many Americans as possible! Boycott travel and tourism to the U.K until the killings STOP!!!

  • nick says:

    I wonder if there is more at play here in the universal scope. Yes it is wrong that bears are being murdered. However it would also be wrong if bears were to murder other creatures. And so, in some karmic sense is there any notion of things being “equalized”? (to be clear not all bears murder other creatures, some are vegetarian just as some humans are)



  • Marco Lanza says:

    I read all the previous comments and they were very good. I have no words for this “killing of bears for hats” – what a stupidy thing… THANKS JOSS STONE FOR YOUR COMPASSION AND WORK!



  • Marc says:

    I didn’t know that they still kill bears for those hats. Tradition? Yeah, right! Royal families don’t kill, but save animals. Joss, keep on going.

  • Kelly says:

    Please stop killing our precious bears. We cant even take care of our own! They have every right to be here

  • sacha blackburne says:

    Seriously? Out of bear fur – in this day and age. I am mortified. Very bad press for UK tourism. You are in a position to send a very powerful message – make the right choice, please.

  • Richard Pendarvis says:

    How horrible. An animal must suffer and die to make an ornament!

  • Mary says:

    Right on, Joss!!!!!!!! Have ALWAYS loved you and now I love you AND respect you!!!!!!!!!

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  • heather hultquist says:

    It’s so cruel and pointless. It’s a very poor choice on the royaly’s part. Surely they can find another hat.

  • Ineke de Wild says:

    Take of your hats and look arround! The world will never heal if we don’t stop the use of animal products! Aprox. 25%of greenhouse gasses comes from cattlefarming The production of meat takes 6 to 36 pounds of vegetable food, and 50 to a 100 times more water. Vegan food is better for people, animals and the environment. Choose for the future instead of a past! GO GREEN GO VEGAN START WITH VEGAN AGRICULTURE Come join us! See: The world will never heal if we don’t stop the use of animalproducts!

  • Michelle I. Cavanaugh says:

    This would be a win-win solution. They would be crazy not to do this. A much cheaper alternative without having to kill such an amazing and beautiful animal!!!