Animal rights was the theme of this week’s episode of Britain’s Next Top Model, and to help the trigger, the 11 contestants put their abilities to the check in provocative campaigns geared toward exposing the cruelty of the fur business, animal circuses, and bullfighting.
In collaboration with animal charity PETA, they posed with lifelike skinned “animals” for advertisements proclaiming, “Here is the Remainder of Your Fur Coat.” In different photographs, fashions took the place of tigers overwhelmed into performing circus methods and bulls tormented and stabbed to loss of life in bullfighting rings.
Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson, who beforehand labored with PETA on her personal anti-fur marketing campaign, appeared because the episode’s visitor decide, serving to to call Kira MacLean the problem’s winner.
“Prime fashions from Christy Turlington to Pamela Anderson have lengthy used their affect to encourage change for animals,” says PETA US Vice President Dan Mathews, who was available throughout the shoot. “When trend business leaders converse up, folks pay attention, and now, the entire world is listening to the ladies of Britain’s Next Top Model converse out towards abusing animals for fur, circuses, and bullfights. It is clear that this 12 months’s competitors options not simply mannequin contestants but additionally fashions of compassion.”
Animals on fur farms spend their whole lives confined to tiny, barren cages earlier than being killed by poisoning, gassing, or electrocution. When tigers and elephants in circuses aren’t being bullied into performing complicated methods, they’re saved caged or chained for as much as 23 hours a day. And within the bullring, as many as eight males taunt, beat, and stab a single bull with daggers and harpoon-like banderillas till he turns into weakened from blood loss and the matador lastly kills him with a sword.
The contestants on Britain’s Subsequent Prime Mannequin be part of an extended record of celebrities – together with Simon Cowell, Tom Hardy, Rylan Clark, Alexandra Burke, Little Combine, and lots of others – who’ve teamed up with PETA, whose motto reads, partially, that “animals usually are not ours to put on, use for leisure, or abuse in another method.”
Extra high-res photos can be found upon request. For extra data, please go to PETA.org.uk.