Gillian Chung promises she'll shun real fur
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Gillian Chung Yan-tung says you won't ever see her wearing any real fur. At least, that's what the scandal-plagued entertainer told People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta). According to the animal rights' organisation, Chung's handlers contacted them after Peta sent a letter to the artist suggesting there were public complaints about her wearing animal skin at events. They also forwarded to the singer the group's usual assortment of anti-fur literature detailing alleged cruelty in the fur industry. Her management then quickly called to say Chung only wears fake fur, not only because she cares about fluffy little animals but also because she's allergic to real fur.
Naturally, Peta is thrilled that no animal pelt will now touch 'Ah-Gil's' skin. No doubt, Chung should be pleased too if wearing fur has become the public's biggest complaint about her image. Anyway, Peta sent her flowers in response, which will probably anger vegetation militants who believe plants have feelings too.