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Animal rights group protest against Burberry fur in Vienna

Anti-fur activists protested outside the Kohlmarkt Burberry store in Vienna on Monday to raise awareness of the British fashion brand's use of fur.

Activists from international animal charity Four Paws released footage a few weeks ago of a Finnish fur farm belonging to fur auction house Saga Furs, who supply Burberry.

The footage shows foxes living in conditions below fur industry standards, including being held in small mesh cages and amid piles of excrement. Since it was released around 27,800 people have signed the petition on the Four Paws website calling on Burberry to renounce fur use.

In response to the protest and the video Burberry have released a statement saying that the company purchases "natural hides very carefully, to a correct, ethical standard and ensuring the secure traceability."

Campaign Director of Four Paws Indra Kley has called on Burberry to be true to their word. "The atrocious conditions held in Safa certified fur farms cannot be glossed over," she said.

According to the animal rights organisation, around 100 million minks, foxes and raccoon dogs die every year of the fashion industry.

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