2021-12-02 PETA's bear urges MoD to use faux fur for Queen's Guard caps
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Windsor, UK. 2nd December, 2021. PETA's 'bear' is pictured during the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Windsor Castle as part of a campaign intended to urge the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to drop the use of real bearskin caps. Last month, PETA and luxury faux furrier ECOPEL revealed the world’s first faux bear fur, which looks and functions like the bearskin used to make the Queen’s Guard’s caps. PETA states that it takes the skin of at least one bear to make each cap, some bears being shot several times before they die and bear cubs being left to starve when mother bears are killed, and ECOPEL has offered to supply the MoD with faux bear fur free-of-charge until 2030 (the MoD spent more than £1m on 891 bearskin caps in the past seven years according to a FOI request).