The animal rights pressure group, PETA, has written to Prince Harry with a proposal which asks him to to take his clothes off for their ‘I’d rather go naked than wear fur’ campaign.
The controversial group say in an open letter that this is part of a bid to show his followers that the prince is a lover of animals.
‘I’d rather go naked than wear fur’ is a campaign’ which highlights cruelty animals are subjected to in the fur trade. Celebrities and public figures take part by pledging never to buy or wear fur.
This is PETA’s letter to the Prince:
Your Royal Highness,
I hope you won’t find us too forward for taking the opportunity of the Leap Year to come to you with a proposal – namely, to star in our iconic “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign.
Now more than ever, it’s crucial to urge people to take a stand against fur. Most fur comes from China, where there are no penalties for abusing animals on farms. Confined to tiny, filthy cages, animals raised on fur farms go insane before they’re poisoned, gassed or anally electrocuted. Some animals are even skinned alive. You can see the true cost of a fur coat in this undercover investigative video footage, narrated by Paloma Faith.
By showing some of your skin, you would do a great deal to save animals’ skins. What’s more, compassion is a big turn-on, but fur-wearers leave the British public cold – and 95 per cent of us refuse to wear it.
We hope you’ll consider using your unique and influential position to help with this life-saving campaign. Other compassionate celebrities who have participated in our campaigns include Paul McCartney, Kate Winslet and your good friend Joss Stone, just to name a few, and we’d be honoured if you’d join them.
We look forward to hearing from you.
If Prince Harry decides to take up PETA’s offer, we will let you know here on Royal Central.