Sir Paul McCartney's estranged wife Heather Mills is trying to divert the media glare from her upcoming divorce to the plight of dogs and cats killed for their fur. The animal rights campaigner was in Belgium today (30NOV06) to deliver a 250,000-signature petition calling for the trade to be banned in Europe - just hours after photos of her holding a notebook of divorce game plan scribblings were splashed over British front pages. Mills' petition will put pressure on European ministers to impose the ban, which the European Commission proposed earlier this month (NOV06). An estimated two million cats and dogs are being killed each year in China alone to fuel the trade, but the country insists it'll be difficult to stamp out the practice without this European intervention.