It is shocking to see how many shops in Leigh are selling fur. This is Anti-Fur Week and demonstrations have been taking place across the country.

The fur industry trades in the suffering and torture of defenceless animals.

These animals live a life of misery. They are kept in terrible conditions, suffer agonising deaths and are often skinned alive.

If people were to witness this kind of treatment of an animal, they would be horrified.

So why do some people still buy fur? I think it is simply that they are unaware of the horrors.

Major retailers like Top Shop, Next, M&S, House of Fraser and many more have all pledged to be fur free. Please say no to fur and all that fur represents.

Debbie Zarb-Cousin
Southend Animal Aid
The Broadway
Thorpe Bay