Animal Campaigners Slam Stella McCartney Sports Range

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2007-08-27 01:09:05 -

STELLA McCARTNEY has come under attack from animal rights campaigners for teaming up with a sports label that uses kangaroo leather.

The fashion designer, a vegetarian who has led attacks on the fur industry, has been criticised for her Adidas by Stella McCartney sporting range, ahead of its debut at London Fashion Week next month (Sep07).

Campaigners have dubbed the use of kangaroo leather in Adidas’ football boots the “largest wildlife slaughter in the world”.

Andrew Tyler, director of Animal Aid, said: “Adidas’s use of kangaroo skin is inexcusably cruel. On the question of Stella McCartney’s alleged silence, we know she opposes animal cruelty and presume she is taking the step she feels appropriate to press the company to stop the use of kangaroo skins”.

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