Sexy glamour model Keeley Hazell has quickly become an international hit with her beautiful figure and racy photo shoots. A firm favourite on page 3 of The Sun, Keeley has consistently been named one of the world's sexiest women. Now, the Brit is out to steal our hearts with her gorgeous new anti-fur ads for PETA!
Keeley is a strong believer that fur belongs on the backs of animals and that we should all feel comfortable in our own skin and let animals keep theirs. "Once you learn how the fur trade treats animals, it's impossible to think of wearing fur as sexy or glamorous", she says. "I believe that killing animals for vanity is wrong."
Amidst her hectic schedule of modelling, presenting, singing and managing her own modelling agency, Keeley stands firm in her commitment to a fur-free lifestyle: "I always make a point of telling stylists at shoots that I won't wear fur. It's never been a problem - after all, everyone from Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood to H&M and Topshop have no-fur policies", she explains. "I like to support designers who are able to create fashionable and popular clothes without getting blood on their hands." Well said, Keeley!
Fur items come from animals - including rabbits, foxes, minks and chinchillas - who spend their short, miserable lives in cramped, filthy cages until they are slaughtered, or they are trapped and beaten to death in the wild. Fur farmers and trappers often use the cheapest and cruellest killing methods available, including suffocation, electrocution, gassing, bludgeoning, drowning and poisoning.
Many animals are still alive and able to feel pain when workers begin to rip the skin off their bodies. Cat and dog fur from China is often deliberately mislabelled as fur from other species and is exported to destinations around the world, including the UK and the rest of Europe, to be sold to unsuspecting customers.