PETA Slams Kate Middleton For Wearing Fur Gloves (EXCLUSIVE)
PETA is slamming Kate Middleton for reportedly wearing fur gloves on her recent ski trip with Prince William and their children. See the statement given exclusively to Gossip Cop below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Middleton and Prince William vacationed in the French Alps last week, taking Prince George and Princess Charlotte for some fun in the snow. Official pictures were released by Kensington Palace on Monday, and Middleton’s winter gear became the latest must-have clothing for fans of the royal. But the Duchess of Cambridge’s choice of gloves is also raising eyebrows (see photos below).
Middleton reportedly opted for Alexski’s women’s ski mittens, which are made with leather and real fur. According to the brand’s website, each $420 pair contains a “full lining of possum fur.” It’s a surprising choice given that Middleton sets herself up to be a role model, and the royal family is known for promoting wildlife conservation.
Now PETA’s UK director Mimi Bekhechi tells Gossip Cop exclusively, “If the gloves are indeed made of real fur, we’ll be contacting Kate, who we imagine is unaware that opossums killed for their fur are often caught in bone-crushing steel-jaw traps.”
Bekhechi points out, “Animals who are not killed outright by these devices can endure horrific injuries and languish for days before eventually dying of hunger, thirst or blood loss. Some trapped animals, especially mothers desperate to return to their young, chew through their limbs in a frantic attempt to escape.”
“Since so many humane, warm and fashionable fabrics are readily available, there’s no need to wear fur — opossum or otherwise,” she adds. Photos of Middleton wearing the gloves in question can be seen below.