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Judi Dench calls for a ban on fur

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Judi Dench calls for a ban on fur
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Dame Judi Dench, and 30 other celebrities including Andy Murray, Joanna Lumley, and comedians Ricky Gervais and Simon Pegg, have written to Theresa May calling for a ban on all UK fur imports after Brexit.

The Fur Free Britain campaign is also backed by various animal advocacy groups including PETA. According to the Humane Society International, Britain has imported more than £650m of fur since the national ban on fur farms came into effect in 2000.

The letter argues that this makes no sense, adding: 'If fur is too cruel to produce in this country, it's too cruel to sell in this country.'

The call to action asks the Prime Minister to ban imports of mink, fox, rabbit, raccoon, and chinchillas furs from overseas - adding to the current bans on cat, dog and seal fur that currently exist.

The open letter supports the petition asking the UK Government to debate the current state of the fur trade in the UK. Now that it's reached more than 100,000 signatures there will have to be a Parliamentary debate.

The inquiry follows the shocking news from last year that big retailers including Amazon and TK Maxx were selling products made with animal fur, that were labelled as synthetic.