Stop the Slaughter of Bears for Caps
PETA is calling on the Ministry of Defence to stop using bear pelts to make headpieces for the five guard’s regiments and to have the hats fashioned from luxurious faux fur instead.
Bears killed for their hides are often shot during hunts, as many as one bear in seven is not killed immediately after being shot, and some escape wounded and die later from blood loss or starvation. In some Canadian provinces, there are no restrictions on the shooting of mothers who have nursing cubs, which leads to the slaughter of entire families during hunts when cubs are orphaned and left to die.
There is no excuse for the murder of bears for their skins. The MoD are dragging their heels and taking too long to do the right thing – ditch real bearskins and go faux. Watch the video that shows the true colours of the bear-skin industry then sign the petition calling on the MoD to ditch the bearskin caps. Sign this petition:
Instead of financially supporting the shameful slaughter of black bears for The Queen's Guards' ceremonial caps, the UK should set a compassionate example by switching to high-tech and luxurious faux-fur fabrics and committing to ending the killing of black bears.
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