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“I think the reality is that, for me, real fur is extraordinarily old-fashioned. I think you look old. Even if you’re 20 and you’ve got a real fur coat, you just look like an old, unaware, unconscious being on the planet.

“It’s not relevant, it’s not sexy, it’s not fashionable, and it’s not cool.”

—British designer-activist Stella McCartney, speaking to CNN in London on Thursday about how she feels about animal fur.