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Heather Mills thrown out of New York store over protest
Sep 13, 2005
Paul McCartney's wife Heather Mills was thrown out of a top New York store for protesting against the shop's sale of fur.
Heather Mills McCartney, wife of Sir Paul joins with PETA members in New York on Sept. 12, 2005 to launch a nationwide consumer boycott against clothing retailer J Crew for selling garments made in China where animals are not protected by law.
The former model, who lost a leg in a motorbike accident in 1993, walked into the J. Crew store wearing a flat-screen TV showing images of mink, rabbits and coyotes being skinned alive.
Vegetarian Heather was joined by 15 PETA members in her protest which is against the store's policy of selling furs imported from China where animals are allegedly skinned alive and treated inhumanely before being killed for their fur.
Heather and the other animal rights activists left the store after police arrived and threatened to arrest them if they did not stop their demonstration.
Outside J. Crew the blonde beauty - whose vegetarian husband Paul was introduced to the animal rights movement by late wife Linda McCartney, was heard telling passers-by: "Buying anything with fur supports one of the most gruesome industries on the planet."
PETA spokesperson Michael McGraw said the group have now launched a website, JCruel.com, to put pressure on the store to drop its' fur ranges.