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Activists prompt Seoul to ban fur from Fendi runway

May 18, 2011
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We previously blogged about how much fur was showing up in Korean dramas. Well, with the help of some dedicated Korean animal activists, a big and public step towards recognizing the inherent cruelty in the fur industry was made this week. The Seoul government, under pressure from animal advocates, told inhumane fashion company Fendi that they would not be allowed to show their items with fur in their upcoming Seoul fashion show. The show takes place on June 2nd on the Han river and if the Seoul government sticks with their decision, and the show is fur free, then hopefully it will set an important precedent and educate the Korean public (and drama producers) that cruelty and death are not fashionable.

Fendi is continuing to try and deliberate with the Seoul government. A good solution for Fendi to avoid problems like this in the future is pretty simple: ditch the fur! Animal rights organization CARE (Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth), are monitoring the situation and promising protests should the Seoul government give in to Fendi. Kudos to CARE and the other Korean animal rights organizations for what looks to be an important victory against fur. And kudos to the Seoul government for standing up to Fendi.

via the Joongang Daily and the Korea Herald.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 19, 2011 1:15 pm

    I read about this yesterday and thought it was quite a breakthrough for the Seoul government to speak up! Fendi has been a longtime recipient of anti-fur protests (going on 20 years, as far as I know), so it’s not like they haven’t heard this before. It’s just the first time I know that institutional pressure has backed up the voices of activists! 😀

    • Bill permalink*
      May 20, 2011 4:08 am

      Yeah, I was pretty stunned with as prevalent as fur clothing is in South Korea, but it’s absolutely fantastic! Fighting!

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