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23rd February 2010
Iconic fashion model Twiggy pleads with UK fashion designers to stop using fur at London Fashion Week. With the increase of fur on the catwalk this London Fashion Week, many celebrities are denouncing the use of fur. Additional supporters of ADI include: Stella McCartney, Mary McCartney, Brian Blessed, Meg Mathews, Ricky Gervais, Samantha Janus, and Belinda Carlisle. Whilst fur farming is banned in the UK, the rising trend in fur has fuelled UK demand with over 40 of fur being sourced from Finland. Animal Defenders International ADI has launched a new undercover report titled &39;;Bloody Harvest’ with video and photographic evidence revealing the truth about the horrific conditions and cruelty at these certified farms. I am very sad that some designers are still using real fur when the fake alternatives are so effective and so easily obtainable. I hope this ADI report helps the fashion industry realise that these poor animals are kept in such terrible and inhumane conditions. ...

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