Victory! Dolce & Gabbana Is The Second Luxury Fashion House To Go Fur-Free This Week

Yet another luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana has just committed to banning animal fur and angora from all of its future collections. D&G confirmed its ethical commitment to In Defense of Animals (IDA) today. 

“Fur and angora cause extreme cruelty to animals, and we appreciate Dolce & Gabbana’s efforts to set the trend for compassion,” said Fleur Dawes, Communications Director for IDA, in an email sent to WAN. “Clothing and accessories needn’t harm animals. We urge all designers to follow suit by ditching all fabrics made from animal fur and skin.”

Just this week, WAN shared the exciting news that Italian fashion house Moncler plans to also end the use of fur in all of its collections.

IDA has campaigned to end the fur trade since the 80’s and helped create the longest-running animal protection demonstration in the world, known as Fur Free Friday. Over 9,000 supporters signed In Defense of Animals’ latest petition urging Dolce & Gabbana to go fur-free.

Horrifically, the fashion industry kills an estimated 100 million animals for their fur each year, including approximately 2 million dogs and cats.

Clothing and accessories made from animal fur are the product of immense suffering and cruelty. Furbearing animals, including mink, foxes, raccoons, and rabbits, among other species, are confined to filthy, cramped cages for prolonged periods of time. The terrified animals are deprived of space, socialization, and everything they need to thrive in the wild. Undercover footage of fur farms has shown that animals may even be skinned alive.

Even more animals are trapped in the wild, where they suffer in snares and traps until they die of starvation, dehydration, or by trappers after they return to shoot them.

The fur-free movement is sweeping the fashion industry as the demand for compassionately made apparel continues. Mega-retailers no longer selling fur include Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, H&M, and many more. Canada Goose, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, and Moncler have all committed to eliminating fur from their collections.

Within the last several years, fur bans have been enacted in San Francisco, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles. In 2019, IDA and its allies celebrated a ground-breaking victory when California became the first state in the country to ban fur sales and fur trapping

“We wholeheartedly celebrate Dolce & Gabbana’s decision to eliminate animal fur and angora from its designs. Consumers have made it abundantly clear: fur is cruel, outdated, and ugly,” said Julie Massa, Fur Campaigner for In Defense of Animals.

Let’s continue to urge everyone to #MakeCompassionTheFashion!

Please take action at HERE! 

You can help all animals and our planet by choosing compassion on your plate and in your glass. #GoVeg

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