Pete Doherty joins fur fight against The Kooples
Pete Doherty has united with PETA to tell The Kooples to stop selling fur.
The 37-year-old Libertines rocker - who once designed a line for The Kooples - is petitioning the store to go fur-free saying he was "floored" to learn they stocked animal skins and pelts acquired from fur farms.
Teaming up with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) he has sent a letter to the retailer on the animal rights group's behalf which reads: "Not much shocks me any more, but PETA's undercover video exposé shot on fur farms did - it shook me to the core. It's obvious that these animals' entire lives are filled with torture.
"And all for fashion? It's total b******s
"You can them imagine how floored I was to learn from PETA that The Kooples, a company I've proudly designed a collection for, is one of the last remaining retailers that still profits from this torture of animals."
The Kooples listened to concerns and stopped selling angora wool products but Doherty wants the brand to go entirely fur-free.
"It was a good decision to ban rabbit fur last month- but why not stop selling items trimmed with fur of raccoons, foxes and coyotes? Please show you give a toss about animal suffering by extending the ban on angora fur to all animal fur."
PETA's exposé reveals how animals on fur farms spend their lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages before they are electrocuted, gassed or poisoned.
In the wild, animals caught in steel-jaw traps can suffer for days from blood loss, dehydration and attacks by predators before being suffocated or bludgeoned to death.