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Kate Middleton targeted by anti-fur groups

Duchess Kate Middleton is at the centre of a fur scandal
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Kate Middleton has become embroiled in a battle between pro and anti-fur campaigners.

The International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF) posted a pic of the Duchess of Cambridge wearing a supposedly "classy fur-lined coat", but now it's been proved the fur is fake!

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) claims Kate's rep confirmed the coat was only a copy, and are demanding the IFTF take the pic down from their site.

"We therefore insist that you remove the photo from your social media page and issue an immediate public retraction of your claim," the animal rights group wrote in a statement.

"To state that the Duchess is wearing fur is not only false but offensive… to portray the new Duchess wearing something so blatantly cruel to her country's values is insulting."

PETA threatened legal action against the IFTF, but the organisation has now removed the pic from their Facebook page, saying: "The photograph was removed…as soon as we were made aware that the coat she was wearing was lined with fake fur.

Best to check a little fact like that before smearing a royal...but now that that's over and done with, check out our awesome new gallery of sexy celebrities who have stripped for PETA!

User comments
What an earth is the fuss about,if you are going to make a big deal over the slaying of animal's for there fur,and who wear's it,well then go the whole hog,the Royal family are notorious animal killer's of liesure,why isn't anybody picking up on this as well?? And as for Peta,give me a break,they're USA office was given a donation from a wealthy benefactor of approx 2 and a half million US dollar's to purchase a new building,money i would have thought would benefit the causes they take up,after all,you can work from any crap building if you are truly passionate about your cause,the animal's they bring to the public's attention don't have the pure luxury of shelter etc.

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