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Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II Remembered


Queen Elizabeth II will likely be mourned by many. At PETA, we are going to bear in mind the UK’s longest-reigning monarch not solely as somebody who was dedicated to her canine – saying “my corgis are household” – but in addition as somebody who modified with the instances. Though there had been no stigma hooked up to carrying fur when she rose to the throne, lately, she selected kindness over cruelty by banishing it from her wardrobe.

Because the sovereign of a nation of animal lovers, she gave Royal Assent to an array of animal safety laws throughout her 70-year reign – banning fur farming, searching with canine, and using wild animals in travelling circuses.

Greater than something, Queen Elizabeth II will likely be remembered as somebody who lived in service to UK values. And whereas she didn’t dwell to see the bearskin used to make the royal guards’ caps changed with fake fur match for a 21st century monarch, one strategy to honour her legacy could be for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to commit to creating the change. On this interval of transition, a altering (and modernising) of the guard – which might stop bears from being gunned down in Canada – would characterize the continued evolution of the monarchy.

We hope that this new period can even see the UK’s new sovereign, King Charles, use his energy and affect to do extra to guard animals, who’re among the many most susceptible in our society. He already banned merciless foie gras – made by ramming pipes down the throats of geese and geese to be able to trigger a grossly swollen liver – from his royal residence. He adopted two canine – Bluebell and Bathtub – from the Battersea Canines & Cats Dwelling, inspiring numerous others to assist alleviate the homeless-animal disaster by selecting to undertake, not store. And he reportedly eats vegetarian meals not less than twice per week to assist scale back his influence on the local weather disaster, a difficulty which he has lengthy raised consciousness of. However there’s a lot work nonetheless to do. Banning snare traps – barbaric units set as much as catch predators who would cut back populations of younger pheasants hunters want to shoot – from Sandringham Property could be a welcome place to begin. Swearing off pheasant capturing – rightly considered by nearly all of the general public as outdated and merciless – should even be prioritised. In any case, many Britons look to the royal household to set an instance, and of all of the qualities to emulate, none may very well be extra essential than compassion.

Please be a part of us in calling on the MoD to honour Her Majesty’s legacy by quick-marching a fake bear fur into service:

Please additionally be a part of us in calling on the federal government to make good on the animal welfare commitments referenced within the 2021 Queen’s Speech and convey ahead the promised Animals Overseas Invoice, which might ban the sale of fur and foie gras, according to present bans on their manufacturing within the UK:



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