For Immediate Release:
May 23, 2017
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Washington – Below please find a statement on the death of Sir Roger Moore from PETA’s Director of International Programs Mimi Bekhechi:
Animals have lost a dear friend with the passing of Sir Roger Moore. The long-time PETA supporter may have been best known for his suave portrayal of James Bond, but we believe some of his greatest achievements were his efforts on behalf of animals – including fronting a campaign pushing British department store Selfridges to stop stocking foie gras (it did!), boldly calling for the Queen’s Guard’s bearskin hats to be replaced with synthetic alternatives, and penning a moving open letter urging British Prime Minister Theresa May to bring in the long-awaited ban on wild-animal circuses. Sir Roger was always an inspiration to work with. He called out animal abuse with wit and charm, and PETA will continue campaigning to help the animals he cared so deeply about.
PETA’s full obituary for Sir Roger Moore is available here.