There has been widespread condemnation this week, following revelations that unscrupulous employers have been putting hard-working models out of work by replacing them with mannequins.
But who has taken the place of the mannequins? This blog has uncovered disturbing evidence that innocent woodland creatures are being forced to work long hours – sometimes as much as 24 hours a day – modelling clothes in shop windows.
This fox was sighted in a branch of Jigsaw opposite St-Martin-in-the-Fields in London
and this reindeer in the Fred Perry shop in Nottingham –
A spokesperson for PETA commented – “No animal in the wild would wear clothes or sit still for hours on end and forcing them to do can only be a source of enormous stress. We urge our members to boycott any shops using animals as models and lobby their MPs to end this cruel practice.”