Helen Flanagan sports sexy Santa outfit in anti-fur campaign

The Bolton News: Helen Flanagan supports Peta's "fur-free Christmas" campaign Helen Flanagan supports Peta's "fur-free Christmas" campaign

BOLTON TV star Helen Flanagan filled her own stockings today as she became Miss Santa to campaign against animal cruelty.

The former Coronation Street actress and I'm a Celebrity contestant wore a costume without the traditional white trim to promote the anti-fur message to shoppers in Covent Garden in London.

She teamed up with campaign group Peta, holding up a sign which read "Keep it fur-free under the Xmas tree".

Flanagan, who was the highest ranking British star in FHM's sexiest women poll this year, was encouraging people to avoid presents which involved animal cruelty as she dressed in a red dress, white stockings and red platform stilettos.

She said: "Fur is cruel and gruesome, and it belongs squarely in Christmas' past.

"With all the wonderful stylish, fur-free designs available today, it's never been easier to celebrate with Christmas gifts that are as kind as they are chic."

Peta said coats, collars and cuffs made from fur involved "immense animal suffering" and claimed that some animals were skinned while still alive.

It pointed out many designers - including Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Vivienne Westwood - shunned fur.

Helen has previously supported a Peta campaign when she stripped off naked for a poster.


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1:47pm Wed 11 Dec 13

mr.mark.c says...

If she is sincere then I hope that she does not use any animal products at all, that includes handbags and shoes, also furniture including car interiors as I very much doubt the seats in a Limo are PVC.
If she is sincere then I hope that she does not use any animal products at all, that includes handbags and shoes, also furniture including car interiors as I very much doubt the seats in a Limo are PVC. mr.mark.c

1:57pm Wed 11 Dec 13

westhoughton123 says...

Bejesus, I hate that pretentious, self seeking tart

Merry furry Christmas
Bejesus, I hate that pretentious, self seeking tart Merry furry Christmas westhoughton123

4:12pm Wed 11 Dec 13

MarkAllRead says...

I've seen the photos - she's definitely fur-free.
I've seen the photos - she's definitely fur-free. MarkAllRead

7:29pm Wed 11 Dec 13

kieth57 says...

Please stop giving us reports on what this owd trout's up to BEN or are you lacking that much in news you have to keep writing about this wannabe
Please stop giving us reports on what this owd trout's up to BEN or are you lacking that much in news you have to keep writing about this wannabe kieth57

7:49pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Donkey Stone says...

I have seen her up close at the airport. Believe me she must spend many hours in make up chairs before these pictures are taken.
I have seen her up close at the airport. Believe me she must spend many hours in make up chairs before these pictures are taken. Donkey Stone

7:08am Thu 12 Dec 13

frankandbill says...

A totally ridiculous, misanthropic campaign by a totally ridiculers misanthropic campaign group fronted by a totally ridiculous intellectually challenged young lady whose only skill in life is the self promotion of her large mammary glands. What a state of affairs!

How ridiculous to condemn the use of fur. For centuries humans have worn fur for their own survival "unto Adam and also to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them’, says the Bible.

Our naked skins needed protection against the elements and nature provided such warmth which allowed humans to spread around the globe, particularly to some of the more inhospitable regions.

Since those days our use of fur has developed from a resource of necessity to a product of style and status. In effect we have utilised our intelligence, successfully developed the raw material, elevated it's usage and blended the use of the skin with our desire for style - that's a wonderful thing and something to be proud of.

And all PETA can do is drag out dumb celebs to lecture us about our cruelty to animals - such misanthropic nonsense deserves our utter contempt.
A totally ridiculous, misanthropic campaign by a totally ridiculers misanthropic campaign group fronted by a totally ridiculous intellectually challenged young lady whose only skill in life is the self promotion of her large mammary glands. What a state of affairs! How ridiculous to condemn the use of fur. For centuries humans have worn fur for their own survival "unto Adam and also to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them’, says the Bible. Our naked skins needed protection against the elements and nature provided such warmth which allowed humans to spread around the globe, particularly to some of the more inhospitable regions. Since those days our use of fur has developed from a resource of necessity to a product of style and status. In effect we have utilised our intelligence, successfully developed the raw material, elevated it's usage and blended the use of the skin with our desire for style - that's a wonderful thing and something to be proud of. And all PETA can do is drag out dumb celebs to lecture us about our cruelty to animals - such misanthropic nonsense deserves our utter contempt. frankandbill

11:28am Thu 12 Dec 13

berushka says...

totally agree with Frankandbill; fur has been with us for thousands of years, the most prestigious coming from an animal imported into the UK and considered a dangerous vermin the mink. If the animal is dead, then why not use the fur, and as for skinning them alive, do me a favour young lady, and stick to looking ridiculous and stop trying to sound intelligent. Or better still, try skinning a leopard or tiger for its fur and see what you get!
And can you honestly say that everything you wear, put on your face or implant internally is not in some way an animal derivatory? Thought not
totally agree with Frankandbill; fur has been with us for thousands of years, the most prestigious coming from an animal imported into the UK and considered a dangerous vermin the mink. If the animal is dead, then why not use the fur, and as for skinning them alive, do me a favour young lady, and stick to looking ridiculous and stop trying to sound intelligent. Or better still, try skinning a leopard or tiger for its fur and see what you get! And can you honestly say that everything you wear, put on your face or implant internally is not in some way an animal derivatory? Thought not berushka

1:35pm Thu 12 Dec 13

hoboh2o says...

Can we just not stick her back in the jungle alongside some nice furry animals?
Can we just not stick her back in the jungle alongside some nice furry animals? hoboh2o

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