Vegan celebrity Pamela Anderson has written a letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, encouraging him to help replace the bearskin fur hats worn by the Queen’s Guard with cruelty-free alternatives.
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has spent out more than £1 million of taxpayer money in the past seven years to purchase 891 bearskin caps. As indicated by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), up to 1,000 bears might have been killed to create the hats.
The Queen’s Guards have worn these hats for over 200 years. As per LBC, the hats were designed to cause troops to seem taller and scarier during the fight.
Presently, many consider the headwear to be unnecessary and cruel. To her, the use of them is “outrageous.”
“As you probably know, it takes the fur of at least one bear – who was likely baited and gunned down – to make just one of these ornamental caps. Some of these bears are nursing mothers whose cubs will slowly die without them there to protect and care for them,” Anderson wrote in her letter to Johnson.
“Mr Johnson, there is nothing more important for people in positions of power to do than protect the vulnerable. Please instruct the Ministry of Defence to make the switch to cruelty-free faux fur,” she added. the utilization of them is “absurd.”
“As you presumably know, it takes the hide of somewhere around one bear – who was logically bedeviled and gunned down – to make only one of these elaborate covers. A portion of these bears are nursing moms whose offspring will gradually pass on without them there to secure and really focus on them,” Anderson wrote in her letter to Johnson.
“Mr Johnson, there isn’t anything more significant for individuals in places of ability to do than ensure the defenseless. Kindly educate the Ministry of Defense to do the change to brutality free fake hide,” she added.
The 54-year-old activist then, at that point, asked Johnson to acknowledge a new proposal by ECOPEL, which just dispatched the “world’s first” faux bear hat.
ECOPEL constructed custom hardware to make the animal-free fabric, which is a similar length as genuine bear fur. It’s likewise more eco-friendly, PETA says, and can easily be made entirely waterproof.
ECOPEL has proposed to give the vegan bear fur to the MoD, for nothing, until the decade’s end.
“It would be unconscionable not to take it and to continue to allow innocent animals to be killed when a humane alternative exists,” Anderson said about the offer.
In 2015, when Johnson was Mayor of London, the politician said synthetic fur caps could be considered if that would “help save a few bears.”