No, We Don't Skin Animals Alive for Fur

Mark Oaten | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK
Mark Oaten

It's all very well to talk of animals in squalor and deprivation, but the IFF rarely gets any details it can investigate rather than just a carefully edited and helpfully anonymous video designed to tug on the heartstrings.

There's No Such Thing as 'Ethical Fur'

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

The fur trade is one of the most violent and bloody industries on the planet, and the duplicitous 'Origin Assured' labelling programme is nothing more than a misleading marketing tactic to mask the true atrocities of the industry.

ADI Delivers This Season's Must-Have for Fashion Victims

Jan Creamer | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Creamer

As London Fashion Week opens, Animal Defenders International has launched the ultimate accessory for those looking to put compassion at the heart of fashion.

PETA's President on the Evils of Apathy and How 'Gobsmackingly Clever Animals Are'

Hannah Gal | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Hannah Gal

In the second interview with Peta founder and president Ingrid Newkirk, I hear about the ethical dilemmas posed by scientific research, the Silver S...

Public Morals and Freedom of Choice: A Double Win for Common Sense

Mark Oaten | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Mark Oaten

The ban was based on the argument that fur is "an unnecessary luxury product", but didn't offer the Dutch fur farmers any compensation for taking away their livelihood. This was, unsurprisingly, deemed contrary to the European Human Rights Convention.

Public Morals Are a Slippery Slope

Mark Oaten | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK
Mark Oaten

What is 'public morality', really? The WTO itself doesn't have a definition. The General Agreements on Tariffs & Trade (GATT) does, but only that it allows each country to set its own definition.

Fur, Remixed

Mark Oaten | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Mark Oaten

Clearly something that's high on everyone's agenda especially ours is the subject of animal welfare. We are working tirelessly to ensure the highest possible standards. It's easy to pull out isolated examples to condemn the whole industry in one fell swoop but this overly-simplifies the debate.

Celebrating Cruelty-Free Fashion at Mahiki

Meg Mathews | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Meg Mathews

The idea that fur is springing into fashion again is absurd, even though that's the line the fur trade has tried to sell to reporters for more than a decade. You may see more fur on the catwalk, but that's because fur is so cheap that furriers have resorted to paying designers to use it. Its presence on the catwalk does not reflect what people are wearing on the high street.

Here's One Place Kim Kardashian Isn't Welcome

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Celebrity fur lovers such as Kim Kardashian and Kate Moss will not be welcome at one of London's most exclusive nightclubs this week, as Mahiki puts a...

Beyonce- If I Were a Vegan

Victoria Martindale | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

It seems to be an endemic misunderstanding that veganism is what people eat, or don't eat, and that's all there is to being a vegan. Even Beyonce hasn't quite got the hang of the whole vegan thing.

Is there a Beijing bubble?

Mark Oaten | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Mark Oaten

These economists argue that there is no need for GDP to run at seven plus percent. Instead, they want to invest in trying to create a workforce doing a more manageable week. A 9-5 working day is practically non-existent, as are holidays. For example, I've often met Government officials on a Sunday.

Laughing Mob Beat Dogs To Death (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

Animal charities have reacted furiously after shocking images emerged of two dogs being beaten to death by a laughing mob in China. After the anima...

When It Comes to Fur, Choose Compassion

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Disgraced former MP Mark Oaten attempts to justify the unjustifiable - the cruel killing of animals for their fur - by calling the decision to purchase fur a "personal choice". Some things, of course, are a matter of choice - I still listen to 80s music - some things, however, are simply right or wrong.

Real Men Don't Wear Real Fur

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Besides the risk of looking like Liberace, there's another reason why men should avoid fur at all costs: cruelty to animals is a real turnoff and isn't going to score you any points with the ladies - or anyone else, for that matter. In fact, according to a recent opinion poll, 95 per cent of British people say that they wouldn't dream of wearing real fur. That's because they know that for the animals trapped in filthy cages on fur farms, who are never allowed to feel the grass beneath their feet or dive into a cool stream...

Men Bring Fur in From the Cold

Mark Oaten | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Style
Mark Oaten

While I'm no branding expert, when I think of the sort of man who would wear fur, I like to take a simplistic approach. I call it my 'macho' or 'metro' rule of thumb... and If beards can become a fashionable look after so many years consigned to the grooming waiting room, I have great hopes for fur fashion for men.

Rylan Strips For PETA

Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Rylan Clark has followed in the footsteps of Helen Flanagan, by stripping naked for a new PETA campaign. The new 'Big Brother's Bit On The Side' h...

Does Fashion Need Real Fur?

Zoe Yates | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Style
Zoe Yates

To this day I don't wear fur. Although I don't have anything against people wearing it as I believe it's totally a personal choice. There is, however, one thing about fur I can't deny - it's making a comeback, and in a major way.

I'm a Coonskin-Totin', Goose Liver-Munching Human

Philip Dundas | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Dundas

I have been shocked to see how many people seem to be wearing fur again. In New York this winter and now in London, not just the old furs but new ones, once again parading along the streets on the backs of both young and old

Today I'm Wearing

Vivian Ho | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Style
Vivian Ho

My outfits and posts have been very simple recently, in part due to my hectic schedule. I apologise if they haven't been super elaborate and detailed, but I guess that makes them more wearable day-to-day anyway!

Why We Should be Fur-Free Every Day, Not Just on Fur-Free Friday

Jason E. Baker | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jason E. Baker

Electrocution sends a current through the heart and immobilises the animal, but it does not stop brain activity. When animals are electrocuted without prior stunning, they suffer the crushing, agonising pain of a full-blown heart attack until their hearts finally stop beating.

The So-Called 'Trollsen' Twins

Angela Scanlon | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Style
Angela Scanlon

So, it seems PETA have gone ape shit on the Olsen twins dubbing them Hairy-Kate and Trashly Trollsen. All because they just launched a bag costing ...

On the High Street: The Battle of the Knock-Offs

Lou Stoppard | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Style
Lou Stoppard

The British high street has long harboured questionable copyright morals. Today, perusing Zara is like walking around Liberty in some strange parallel universe where everything looks the same but is about a tenth of the price. J-brand-esque ankle-zip jeans for £30 anyone?

Hot Or Not: Kate Moss' Giant Fur Coat

MyDaily | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Style

No one wears fur quite like Kate Moss. After showcasing some of her collection on her birthday earlier this month, the supermodel was hard to miss in ...

Super Furry (Party) Animal: Kate Moss Celebrates Birthday In Furs

MyDaily | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Style

Kate Moss celebrated her 38th birthday on Monday. ...

Weekend Shopping: (Faux) Fur Coat, Great Knickers

Sarah McGiven | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

I won't bore you with too many of the trend details here - let's face it, most of you will just want to look at the pictures - suffice to say that faux fur is where it's at for responsible winter chic with labels from the hautest designers to the ends of the High Street producing versions that range from the 'It looks real, I'm sure it's real, that can't be a fake' to cuddly teddy bear fun.