PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has sent the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a faux-sheepskin blanket and vegan hamper to celebrate the birth of their first child.
With the future Prince or Princess of Cambridge believed to be arriving this weekend, the charity sent the gift to Wills and Kate along with a note reminding them that most sheepskin blankets are products of animal suffering.
Associate director of PETA UK, Mimi Bekhechi, commented: “Using a cruelty-free baby blanket is a wonderful way to start a lifetime of compassion. We hope PETA's gift to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will inspire other parents to set an example of kindness for their families by choosing compassionately created items for their children.”
As well as receiving the cruelty-free blanket baby Cambridge has also been sent a toy giraffe by the charity with mum and dad being treated to a vegan hamper filled with the likes of faux gras – a play on luxury pate foie gras, which Prince Charles banned from Royal menus back in 2008 because of the suffering its production causes.
The cruelty free gift for the Royal couple follows the launch of PETA’s latest campaign which said those who wear animal skins are just as guilty as those who kill for them.