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No fur coats in Bath Abbey?

From The Church of England Newspaper

Sir - Congratulations on printing Prebendary Geoffrey Lester's opinion of fur coats. If all clergy were to follow his salutary suggestion, the Church would make a formidable stand against both cruelty and vanity - thus retrieving some of her lost prestige.

Meanwhile, at least one "little Miss High Fashion", top model Celia Hammond of "Beauty Without Cruelty" has refused to wear real furs. Dis-criminating women who regard the garment of shame as vulgar and barbaric, are wearing magnificent simulation fabrics which are inspired by Nature and leave the originals on their rightful owners.

Yours Faithfully,
Mrs. Mary Beaumont
(26/5/67)


Sir - What a courageous Rector Bath Abbey has that he dares to attack the cruelty (often unrealised I would say) of those who wear animal fur. It is often pleaded in defence of man's cruelty to animals that he is no more cruel than wild nature itself. But man is the only being gifted with the attribute of compassion, and if he hardens his heart he sins - as animals cannot.

Yours Faithfully
Gwendolen Barter
(9/6/67)

See 'Fashion note: Bath'

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