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#1 Old 04-25-2011, 02:18 PM
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(Reuters) - An Indian animal rights group hopes their wedding gift to Kate Middleton and Prince William, a set of traditional wedding garments made of artificial silk, will help raise awareness of how cruel traditional versions of the fabric can be.

The future King of England and his bride-to-be have been sent a faux-silk sari and sherwani patterned jacket, worn by couples in traditional Indian weddings, by the Indian branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA.L), the group said on Monday.

"We hope Kate and William enjoy our cruelty-free gift as a symbol of compassion and love for each other and all creatures on their special day," said Poorva Joshipura, Chief Functionary of PETA India.

Around 1,500 silkworms are killed to produce 100 grams of silk, used in many traditional garments in India, the world's biggest consumer and second-largest producer of the fabric after China, a PETA release said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...73O00B20110425

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It's a nice gesture but didn't the couple eat foie gras somewhat recently?

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It's a nice gesture but didn't the couple eat foie gras somewhat recently?

The son of Princess Di?
How can he talk about honoring her after that?

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It may be just her:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...arles-say.html

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How can he talk about honoring her after that?

He's gone fox hunting too. He's not about to betray his class.

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Anyone who enjoys watching foxes being torn apart by hounds isn't going to be concerned about the welfare of silkworms.

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I care more about *everything* than what the "Royal Family" is doing or will do or has done.

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Who gives a flying monkeys?

The Royal Family aren't going to change.. Heck, ermine still has to be produced for certain ceremonial gowns, the lining of crowns etc. The Queen's speech at the opening of Parliament is on vellum. Just two examples. It's not going to change. It won't.
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It may be just her:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...arles-say.html

I love how this article says Camilla went for the "safer" option of roasted rabbit.
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This wedding has received far, far more press than it deserves. I'm a PETA supporter but other than some good press I don't see what good this does.
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