“There’s always a way to wear fur.”- Anna Wintour, Vogue magazine editor-in- chief.
Well, not really. Actually there’s never a way to wear fur.
The real price of fur is not measured in dollars, but by deaths. More than 50 million animals are violently killed each year for fashion. Think about it. To make one fur coat, you need to kill at least 55 wild minx, 18 red foxes, 100 chinchillas, 25 skunks, 30 rex rabbits, 15 bobcats, or 27 raccoons…just so you can have the luxury of wearing it on your back.
This is meant to educate and to change the way people, especially those who are executives in the fashion industry, view fur. My mission is to eliminate the production of fur in high end fashion retailers all around the world, and to get those people who do wear fur to see the cruelty in the process and stop wearing fur. Many high-end fashion designers are huge advocates for the fur industry because they see it as a sign of luxury, when frankly, it’s the part of a skinned animal that is strapped over your shoulders.
I want to be editor- in – chief of a fashion magazine, and as an editor, you have to choose what articles of clothing make it into the magazine. I vow to never put fur in the pages of my future magazine, which inspired me to persuade contemporary editors not to put fur in their magazines. Being a huge animal rights activist and practically obsessed with fashion, this will evoke the change I want to see in the world. Starting with the lady who started it all.
Anna Wintour is the principal, president, and pope of the fashion industry. Vogue is the most successful fashion magazine in the world and anything Wintour says will go into the magazine. Fur was not featured in magazines until Wintour put it on the cover, and then all the top designers followed her. Ms. Wintour, I speak directly to you. STOP putting fur on the glossy covers of your glorious magazine. As someone who is an inspiration and a genius in fashion, you have the power to influence top designers to stop encouraging the fur trade.
So, let’s take fur out of fashion. One animal at a time.
Who’s with me?