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September 8, 2022
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – In response to the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, please discover under an announcement from PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk, who first met the Queen in New Delhi, India, in 1961:
At PETA, we keep in mind Queen Elizabeth II for evolving with the instances and, though there had been no stigma connected to sporting fur when she rose to the throne, selected kindness over cruelty in recent times by banishing fur from her wardrobe. The Queen lived a life in service to British values, and we’re respectfully requesting that the Ministry of Defence honour her legacy by changing the bears’ fur used to make the royal guards’ caps with fake fur match for the 21st century monarch of an animal-loving nation. On this interval of transition, a altering of the King’s Guard’s caps would spare these magnificent animals’ lives and characterize the continued evolution of our trendy monarchy.
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals usually are not ours to abuse in any means”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.