05/02/12 - 0 Comments
Anjelica Huston Wants Fur Farming Banned
The BAFTA and Oscar-winning actress Anjelica Huston, best known for her roles in The Addams Family and The Witches, is calling upon the Irish government to ban fur farming.
The Hollywood star grew up in Britain and Ireland, and admits to wearing fur as a young model. She now, however, joins a series of celebrities who, once having spoken with animal rights group PETA, have changed their ways and now, instead of perpetuating this cruel and unusual form of “fashion,” speak up on behalf of animals. Among those who have had their eyes opened are Michelle Obama, Eva Mendes, Carla Bruni and Cornelia Guest.
Huston has appealed to Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, to ensure that Ireland honors its commitment to ban fur farming in the upcoming Animal Health and Welfare Bill.
The BAFTA and Academy Award winner wrote to the agriculture minister on behalf of PETA and the Animal Rights Action Network, saying:
“This issue means a lot to me, as I grew up in Ireland and used to wear fur. I had a change of heart when I learned how minks and foxes on fur farms are crammed into tiny, dirty cages and driven so crazy by the confinement that many self-mutilate and even cannibalize their cage mates. Please use your considerable power to follow through on the commitment to add Ireland to the growing list of countries—including Northern Ireland, Austria, Switzerland and Great Britain—that have banned the cruel practice of fur farming.”
Huston was given a PETA US Humanitarian Award in 2010 for her work with the organization.