Photo: Prince George Receives Faux-Fur Robe Fit for a Modern-Day King

PETA U.K. Sends Royal Couple a Cruelty-Free Cloak to Celebrate the Future Heir's First Birthday

For Immediate Release:
July 21, 2014

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

London – One is never too young to start learning the ropes of the family business, which is why PETA U.K. is marking Prince George‘s first birthday tomorrow (July 22) by sending the youngest member of the Windsors his very own regal velvet robe trimmed with the softest faux fur, courtesy of The Throw Company Ltd. (Photos are available here and here.)

“Britain is known as a nation of animal lovers, so we hope that when he grows up, Prince George will reflect British values, including those of his grandmother Princess Diana, by always insisting that his ceremonial robes be trimmed with faux fur,” says PETA U.K. founder Ingrid E. Newkirk. “Real fur is indisputably cruel to animals as well as devastating to the environment. Pelts must be treated with a host of polluting chemicals to stop them from decomposing, so the eco-friendly faux trim should be a hit with the little prince’s grandfather, too!”

These facts can only horrify any child or decent adult: On fur farms, animals spend their entire lives in tiny, filthy cages before they’re poisoned, bludgeoned, anally electrocuted, and, as PETA videos show, even skinned alive in order to produce fur coats, collars, cuffs, and accessories for both adults and children. In China—which is now the world’s largest fur exporter—fur from cats and dogs is often falsely labeled as fur from other animals before it’s exported.

A number of dignitaries in Britain, including many lord mayors, have brought their traditional robes in line with our current understanding of animals by switching to cruelty-free faux trim after hearing from PETA U.K.

PETA U.K.’s birthday gift to Prince George also includes a beautiful baby-blue faux-fur blanket, which is also from The Throw Company, to help keep the little prince warm as well as stylish.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind