Blog: Ricky Gervais gets serious about fur

Joe Ayling | 2 September 2008

An animal rights campaign has gone all the way to the UK's Ministry of Defence (MOD) this week, demanding that the royal guards at Buckingham Palace change their iconic fur hats.

It follows years of protesting against the bearskin hats by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA), and comedian Ricky Gervais has supported the campaign by sending a letter to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

PETA officials met with representatives from the MOD today, and are exploring the possibility of a synthetic alternative for the hats, which have been worn since the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

In his letter, funnyman Gervais, the star of The Ofiice and Extras, says on this occasion it is no laughing matter and calls for "a humane changing of the guards".

And for those just-style readers who have seen The Office, let's face it, David Brent would be most proud of him.

By Joe Ayling, news editor.

No laughing matter - Gervais' letter to PM Gordon Brown


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