World-renowned fashion designer Donatella Versace has announced that she will no longer use animal fur in her clothing collections, much to the delight of animal rights supporters.
The designer recently made the welcomed announcement in an interview with The Economist’s 1843 magazine, stating, “Fur? I am out of that. I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right.” The decision was praised by many, including animal-rights organisation PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), whose senior vice-president, Dan Matthews, said, “PETA led runway disruptions, protests, and a 2006 ad blitz at a time when Versace was synonymous with fur, so this news is most welcome. Donatella’s realization that it’s wrong to bludgeon and electrocute animals for fur is a major turning point in the campaign for compassionate fashion, and PETA looks forward to seeing a leather-free Versace next.”
Animal-rights activists now hope that Versace will next stop the use of leather too, with the idea that other designers will follow suit in the near future.
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