Just ahead of her 45th birthday, PETA sent Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, a gift: luxurious faux furs.

The cape, jacket, and scarf – made by Australian company Unreal Fur – mimic mink, fox, and racoon pelts and were carefully selected in the princess’ size and style.

Princess Mary Gift Faux Fur

Princess Mary Gift Faux Fur

PETA chose the gifts to make the Australian-born princess aware that the fur industry is not only torture for animals but also toxic for the environment.

Along with the luxurious cruelty-free garments came a note letting the Danish Royal know that “[m]ost Aussies shun cruelly obtained animal-skin coats in favour of chic and compassionate synthetics such as these” and adding, “Your followers back home – including us – would love to see you give the real stuff a royal wave goodbye”.

Princess Mary has been photographed many times while wearing real fur – including from seals, who are often bludgeoned, dragged across the ice, and thrown into a pile to choke on their own blood before being skinned, sometimes while they’re still alive.

Other animals used for their skin may be gassed or anally electrocuted – or their necks may be broken – after they’ve languished inside tiny, filthy wire cages for their entire lives. In addition, the fur industry has a terrible impact on the environment: items made from real fur require 20 times more energy to produce than faux-fur garments.

Mink in a cage on a fur farm

Mink in a cage on a fur farmJo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

We hope Princess Mary will realise that faux fur is glamourous, warm, and luxurious – and that there’s no need to support cruelty in order to stay warm and look cool.

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Article source: PETA Files

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