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By Laura Kearns Wednesday 21 August 2013 Updated: 23/08 09:17
MAYOR of Warwick Bob Dhillon is setting a positive example to the rest of the country, say animal rights group PETA.
The organisation has called for Mayors to say no to fur on their ceremonial robes - but Warwick is ahead of the new campaign as they replaced their gowns with fake fur three years ago.
Town Clerk of Warwick District Council, Derek Maudlin said: “It was me who commissioned them and it did not even occur to me to use real fur. Why would we when there is synthetic available?
“Warwick Council would not in any way support anything where animals were harmed.”
Mayors only wear their robes a few times a year and they are very expensive to replace.
A spokesman from PETA said: “It's important that public figures set a positive example and by saying no to fur, the Mayor of Warwick has made it clear that animals deserve respect.
"PETA will be sending the Mayor a box of vegan chocolates to thank him for his compassionate action."
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