TV star Sharon Osbourne has decided to give up wearing fur once and for
all, because it contradicts her love for animals.
Sharon and her rocker husband Ozzy Osbourne often wore fur back in the
1980s, but quickly gave it up - only to resume wearing it again in recent
She says, "Many years ago, Ozzy and I decided we were gonna get rid of all
the fur in the house, no more fur coats, no fur rugs. We got rid of everything
and gave the money to charity.
"And then slowly, as fur's been coming back in and out of fashion, I must
say I have been buying fur again and I'm just gonna say I don't really know why
I do it and I know I shouldn't 'cause I love animals so much.
"How vain am I to know how this fur got on my collar? Something had to die
to get this on my collar, yet I still wear it and it's all because of vanity
and fashion. I shouldn't do it. (My son) JACK put a sign a sign on my door and
'Only a-holes wear fur.' And he's right."
Sharon has now decided to sell off the last two offending items in her
wardrobe - a $25,000 (GBP13,880) coat and a VALENTINO fur trimmed sweater - on
her website SHARONOSBOURNE.COM, with proceeds going to animal rights
organisation PEOPLE FOR
THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS.