McCartney Bullies Burberry
SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's wife HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY has convinced fashion house Burberry to remove Chinese fur from their Fall 2006 Collection. The crusading beauty persuaded the fashion house's MICHAEL MARNI to cease fur deals with China by showing him graphic footage of raccoon dogs being skinned alive in the Asian nation. As the company cannot be sure how the animals are treated, Marni says, "We have instructed our people that raccoon dog will no longer be used in our collection." Currently, there is no legislation in China guaranteeing the humane treatment of animals who are killed for their fur.