Topless Activists Protest Against Fur At London Fashion Week

Protesters told people to 'wear their own skin'
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Activists braved the cold to share their message (Photo: PETA)

Activists braved the cold to share their message (Photo: PETA)

Animal rights activists have protested against fur at London Fashion Week.

The campaigners - representing animal rights charity PETA - painted the slogan 'wear your own skin' across their bare chests.

They encouraged passers-by to stand up for animals by leaving fur, leather, shearling, and other animal-derived materials out of their wardrobes.

'Not ours'

Activist Charlotte Bone, (pictured far left), said: "Whether it’s the fur of a frightened fox or angora rabbit or the skin of a gentle calf, it’s not fabric and it’s not ours for the taking.

"With so many innovative, high-quality vegan fabrics available, there’s simply no excuse for wearing an animal’s skin or hair."

The stunt garnered numerous column inches (Photo: PETA)

The stunt garnered numerous column inches (Photo: PETA)

Painful

According to PETA: "On fur farms, minks, foxes, and other animals spend their entire lives confined to tiny, filthy cages before finally being killed by poisoning, gassing, electrocution, or neck-breaking.

"Cows destined to be slaughtered for leather endure painful mutilations, branding, tail-docking, and dehorning without painkillers.

"In shearing sheds, sheep are cut, kicked, punched, and sometimes killed by impatient workers."