Saturday, August 18, 2012

Nigella Lawson Kill A Bear Wear It

Nigella Lawson Kill A Bear Wear It - Her comments – made on BBC1′s The One Show – were criticised by animal rights’ groups. The television cook also made a stabbing motion with her hands as she said that she would quite happily wear bear fur if she could kill the beast herself. The One Show episode, shown at 7pm on Tuesday evening, included a feature on whether fur should be banned in fashion.

Responding to a viewer’s e-mail, Chiles said: “For celebrities who do wear fur, if they started skinning little dogs and strapping those on their backs, would they feel any differently? Lawson, 48, replied: “I’d love a dog or a cat.” before trailing off. She then went on: “I would have to go into battle myself.

“I feel going into a shop and buying a fur coat would be an act of weakness but if I could go out into the woods and kill a bear myself, I would then wear it proudly as a trophy.”

A clearly surprised Chiles said: “You wouldn’t want to do that, you’re a nice lady who makes chocolate puddings, why would you want to go out killing bears for something to wear?”

But the ‘Domestic Goddess’ replied: “If you’re in nature and it’s either you go or the bear goes…”

Asked again if she would explicitly kill an animal to wear its fur for warmth and fashion, she backtracked but said: “I might if I lived in Alaska.”

Her comments were widely condemned by animal welfare groups.

A spokesman for Respect for Animals, which has campaigned for an end to the international fur trade, said: “Her comments were callous and lacked any compassion and human decency.

“It was an astonishing thing to say on live television and it has certainly not done her any favours at all.

“If she could see the way in which bears and other animals are killed in the wild, then she wouldn’t have been so flippant and so glib as she was on TV.”

Viva! deputy director, Justin Kerswell, said: “Nigella should stick to making double-entedres about puddings.

“Most fur comes from animals farmed in the most appalling conditions. Much of it from China where there are no animal welfare laws, and horrific cruelty is an everyday occurrence.”

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists six bear species as vulnerable or endangered with even “least concern” species such as the brown bear facing the risk of extinction in certain countries.

Lawson’s spokesman was unavailable for comment.

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