Burberry may be the latest British luxury brand to drop real animal fur in its collections after the company said it was undertaking a review of its policy.

The brand told The Sunday Times it is currently reviewing its use of real fur, confirming there was none present in its September 2017 or February 2018 runway collections. If enacted, Burberry will follow the likes of Gucci, Michael Kors, DKNY and Versace in banning fur in its clothing.

The review comes almost a decade after Humane Society International met with Burberry to urge them to drop fur. HSI UK executive director, Claire Bass, welcomed the move by the British fashion giant to review its fur policy.

"Burberry's fur review couldn't have come at a better time because it will hopefully send a strong signal to MPs that even the most British of brands is recognising that fur has no place in our nation of animal lovers. Foxes, raccoon dogs and mink on fur farms are kept in tiny, barren, wire battery cages their whole lives, often driven insane with boredom, only to be gassed or anally electrocuted before being skinned," she said. 

"Countless investigations, including on so-called high-welfare certified farms, have revealed appalling welfare issues including obesity, deformed feet, diseased eyes and even missing limbs. Burberry is very wise to be reviewing its use of real fur and we hope it reaches the same conclusion as the likes of Gucci, Michael Kors, DKNY and Versace, that real fur has no future in fashion."

Burberry's fur review comes one month before the UK Parliament is set to debate a country-wide fur trade ban. It follows the submission of a 425,834 strong petition taken to No.10 Downing Street by the #FurFreeBritain coalition, led by Humane Society International/UK, which is calling on the government to make the UK a fur-free zone.