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Victory! Aussie Designer Gives Bunnies a Break

Written by PETA | August 12, 2009
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Alannah Hill


Great news for all you PETA Files readers down under: Australian fashion designer Alannah Hill has agreed to stop using rabbit fur in her collections.

Good on ya, Alannah!

The girly-chic designer had a change of heart after hearing from thousands of PETA Asia-Pacific supporters who got fired up about fur after watching video footage that documents disgusting conditions on a Chinese fur farm.

Alannah joins the ranks of compassionate designers like Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, and Tommy Hilfiger, who have all sworn off fur.

Hopefully, other designers (Armani, are you listening?) will soon follow suit.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • Milan says:

    Another big step to close bloody fur industry.

  • Ginny Holm says:

    Your sensitivity and excellent judgement are applauded Allannah! I thank you for this outstanding decision and expect you have or will extend this decision so that no animal fur or skin will be used in your fashions. By doing so you will save sentient animals from horror and pain. You arewill be setting an example for others.

  • Barbara Rea says:

    Thank You Alannah! by agreeing not to use fur you are saving millons of animals from the horrors of the fur farms Every desigher we can get to stop useing fur is a vitory thank you again Alannah keep up the good work!

  • Virginia Stewart Carton says:

    You have decided to be “the change”…this is GREAT! My respect for you has grown so much! Thank you for helping to alleviate the unnecessary suffering of animals!

  • Charlotte says:

    Thank you thank you thank you Allanah Hill. I will remember your name and go shopping for some new clothes.

  • Barbara says:

    This makes my heart sing. After crying for days after seeing the video of the chinese fur farms brutality. Good Luck Alannah! Hopefully others will follow your lead.

  • Sharon Oates says:

    You make me proud to be an Aussie Thank You

  • Marisella says:

    WoooHooo! YEA! PETA Saving Animals One GIANT Step At A Time

  • Eline says:

    Alannah you are setting a great example by taking responsibility for the animals and protecting them from cruelty!!!

  • Italia Lee says:

    Thanks thanks thanks!!! a hug to you! Italia

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  • Steve says:

    YES!!!!!! We shoot we score and the crowd goes wild pause to do my happy dance. I did my bit emailing her and thanks to all the rest of you who did the same. I’d not go so far as to call her compassionate yet lets keep our eyes on her. The price of victory is eternal vigilance. to mangle a phase

  • Kali says:

    hey thnx so much thr pain is mine i cant see any animal in pain i hope u get rid of all the furs u have and help all of us stop this from happening to any other animals!

  • Kathy says:

    Wonderful news! THANK YOU!!

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  • Yay from USA says:

    Awesome.. good for you xo Wake the hell up Armani… you are banned from me and many others!!!!!!!

  • karen conover says:

    Thank you for choosing to save the animals from suffering.My prayers have been answered. Please join PETA and help eradicate all animal suffering. God Bless You !

  • Jocie says:

    That is really awesome. Very brave of her to admit she was wrong. So glad to hear it and hope she has learned a few things about the way animals are treated for their “products”.

  • Jitender Batra says:

    Thanks Alannah We understand that everyone is not aware of the facts shown in the video however its proving to be a real eye opener and will help protecting those innocent animals by changing the mind and the opinion of others as it changed yours. GOD BLESS YOU.

  • Rex's Mom says:

    It is excellent that a lot of designers are swearing off fur but what about reptile skins? Snakes crocs and gators all suffer too when their skins are removed and many times they are still alive when they get skinned.

  • Lisa Dennis says:

    Alannah I thank you and the rabbits that remain alive today thank you. Please do NOT use any animals for ANY fur at all EVER again!!! Please be compassionate to the beautiful creatures that God has blessed us with!!!

  • Edward says:

    I think that PETA is just focusing on the cute furry animals like rabbits foxes etc. because that is where most of the support is. There are less people that care about cows at least for fashion purposes that is.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Stella McCartney is the paramount designer in reference to being crueltyfree and animal friendly.

  • allison s says:

    calvin klein? tommy? im sorry but fur is not enough. yes this is a big victory and should be celebrated but dont forget these people still use leather. the fight is not over.

  • emma says:

    Fantastic news thankyou alannah. But i carnt help thinking its a shame these people only succumb to pressure to do the right thing and not because they actually want to. Still brilliant news many rabbits will be spared cruelty now another designer has turned their back on the fur trade lets hope more do the same and ALL rabbits are spared. lets target armani now.

  • Elena says:

    Thank you! great news for rabbits

  • Eve says:

    Thank you Allannah and Bless your heart!!!!

  • Charlotte says:

    That’s awesome Alannah you’ve done a great thing keep it up!

  • Laura says:

    this is wonderful news…thank you!

  • Tracy Anne Hart says:

    THANK YOU! we consumers also have to let retailers know that we don’t want to purchase these items or see them in the shop or department store.

  • Jessica says:

    Great news!

  • Lina says:

    BRILLIANT!!! Great achievement!

  • Lauren says:

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!