Tuesday, 30 December 2008


i've been meaning to post for a while about this subject and recent events have bought it to my attention again.

This photo (chars reuters) shows Katherine Jenkins, a Welsh opera singer, with Mohammed Al Fayed on their way to open the lovely Harrods sale. There should be a background of rosy-cheeked young women and tourists with too much time, but as you can see, there's a load of anti-fur protesters who were heckling Ms Jenkins for opening the store (for a million squids) even though she doesn't wear fur OR eat meat. A bit OTT animal rights activists, i think.

On a brighter note, she did get a pair of diamond - encrusted

and a few other garms (& ONE MILLION POUNDS, did i mention? to walk around a shop for a morning...)

Some quick research on anti-fur websites taught me that the reason they're kicking up such a fuss is because Harrods is that last department store in the UK to trade fur. But really, if they want to write it off, they should maybe nip down to Spitalfields where I found my self morally stricken when I came face to face with a trolley full of animal tails. For £1 each. Endless outfit opportunities but the knowledge that that was once a happy tail, waving around in the air...

Also, people seem to be neglecting the poor

that lose their lives for the benefit of our feet???

Move the clocks forward a decade or so and what would your thoughts be on having paint lobbed on your pig skin gazelles?


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