Model mayhem: 20 celebrities turned animal rights activists

Model mayhem: 20 celebrities turned animal rights activists

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Jane Birkin isn't the first to question the fashion industry's ethics

On the back of the escalating Hermès vs PETA scandal (did you know PETA have bought Hermès shares?), we take a look at the models, actors and fashion designers who have capitalised on their celebrity clout by promoting animal rights movements.

The strained relationship between fashion and groups like PETA goes back decades - there's barely a fashion week that isn't crashed by the group's activists and who can forget the 'Gisele: Fur Scum' protestors that burst onto the runway during the supermodel's walk for Victoria's Secret in 2002? But the animal rights movement goes beyond crashing fashion shows naked - from lending their star status to animal rights campaigns to establishing foundations and making sizeable donations, these are the celebrities who strive to make their fame count. 

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