Rafferty Law Follows Parents’ Lead With New Anti-Fur Campaign for PETA U.K.

Model Joins Group's Efforts to End Killing of Coyotes for Canada Goose's Fur-Trimmed Coats

For Immediate Release:
October 11, 2019

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London – With his ankle caught in a “blood”-soaked steel trap, model, musician, and lifelong vegetarian Rafferty Law—son of Jude Law and Sadie Frost, both PETA supporters—stars in a new PETA U.K. campaign that proclaims, “Canada Goose—When Fashion Gets Really Ugly. Don’t Buy Canada Goose Cruelty.”

“I was disgusted when I learned that Canada Goose coats are trimmed with coyote fur,” says Law. “There’s so much we can buy and wear that doesn’t involve animal suffering. There’s just no excuse for killing wild animals for fashion.”

Coyotes trapped for Canada Goose’s fur trim can legally suffer with a broken leg, lacerations, or hemorrhages for up to 72 hours before trappers return—and this practice is consistent with the company’s trapping standards. PETA points out that trapped coyote mothers desperate to get back to their starving pups have tried to chew off their own legs to escape and that many trapped animals succumb to the elements, blood loss, infection, or attacks by predators before trappers return to kill them. Ducks and geese used for down are shipped in all weather extremes to slaughterhouses, where their throats are cut and their bodies dunked into defeathering tanks.

Law also posed in a PETA T-shirt reading, “#CanadaGooseKills,” the sales of which raise vital funds to help the organization continue its fight against the fur trade and other abusive industries.

Law comes from a family of proud anti-fur activists: His mother, Sadie Frost, previously appeared in PETA U.K.’s iconic “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” series in an ad that urged, “Turn Your Back on Fur,” while his father, Jude Law, sent a letter on behalf of PETA U.K. urging the World Trade Organization to uphold the EU ban on seal-fur imports—which it did.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, which is the human-supremacist worldview that other animals are nothing more than commodities to use at will.

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