News of this has reached the Echo:
Youâ€™re fur it now Coleen!
Mar 9 2007
by Greg O'Keeffe, Liverpool Echo
ANIMAL rights activists are planning to confront Coleen McLaughlin before a Liverpool signing of her autobiography.
Protesters drenched in fake blood carrying gruesome banners with pictures of skinned animals were set to wait for Wayne Rooneyâ€™sfiancee outside Waterstoneâ€™s bookshop tomorrow.
The members of Merseyside Animal Rights are targeting Coleen, 20, after she was photographed shopping in â€œfur retailerâ€ Cricket in Cavern Walks.
Croxteth-born Coleen, who will celebrate her 21st birthday at a Â£150,000 party in Thornton Hall, Wirral, this month, has also worn outfits trimmed with fur.
A statement released by MAR said it hoped to convince Coleen to ditch real fur clothing.
It said: â€œMAR hope that fashion icon Coleen, when she realises exactly what the rest of her boots and coat look like, will renounce her allegiance to real fur retailers Cricket and realise the future is fabulously fake.
â€œMAR is campaigning for a fur-free Liverpool before 2008. Will Coleen opt for compassion and true culture, or Cricket and all thatâ€™s vulgar?â€
Spokeswomen for Coleen McLaughlin and Cricket both declined to comment.
So if you have time tomorrow (Sat 10th March), join them outside the Cricket store in the Cavern Walks from 12.30pm and then at Waterstone’s from 2pm.