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Urge Your MP to Support a Switch to Faux Fur for the Queen’s Guard’s Caps!

PETA is calling on the prime minister to end the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) use of real bear fur for the ornamental headpieces worn by the Queen’s Guard and to direct the ministry to make the switch to an indistinguishable alternative fashioned from the world’s first faux bear fur, now available thanks to PETA and faux furrier ECOPEL.

Ask your MP now to put pressure on the government to quick-march the faux-fur caps into service by signing Early Day Motion (EDM) 929.

Bearskin cap next to faux fur cap.

Where the Queen’s Guard’s Caps Come From

The bearskins are imported from Canada, where black bears hunted for their fur are often shot but not killed immediately or ensnared, sometimes for days, and many die slowly from blood loss or starvation. When mother bears are killed, their nursing cubs are left without protection and the majority of them also die, most commonly from starvation or predation. 

Taxpayers’ Money Is Being Spent on Cruelty

Each cap costs an astounding £1,710 More than £1 million of UK taxpayers’ money has been spent on these cruelly produced caps in the past seven years, despite the fact that they serve no military purpose and fly in the face of public opinion, which is overwhelmingly against fur. 

Now Is the Time to Act

PETA and ECOPEL have developed the world’s first faux bear fur that meets the MoD’s requirements in terms of appearance and performance – as tested in the ministry’s own accredited laboratory – and ECOPEL has offered to supply the MoD with an unlimited amount of the faux fur free of charge until 2030.

Send Your MP a Message Now

Please use the template below to send your MP a message urging them to sign EDM 929 to show their support for ending the UK’s involvement in the slaughter of bears and ask the government to make the switch to faux fur for the Queen’s Guard’s caps. As your representative, your MP must respond to your letter.

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