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2 October 2005
Macca's wife blasts 'hypocrite' models who wear fur
By Ben Todd

Heather and Dolly

HEATHER Mills McCartney has gone to war against supermodels Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell.

In a furious tirade, the wife of former Beatle Sir Paul has labelled them "hypocrites" for turning their backs on the anti-fur campaign.

In a stinging attack, 37-year-old Heather claims the trio - three of the world's most successful supermodels - have "sold their souls to the fur trade".

She then vowed that the trio - plus Jennifer Lopez - will have to "live with their consciences before reaping their rewards for their actions in this and future lives".

She stormed: "Cindy Crawford famously supported PETA's 'I'd rather go naked than wear fur' campaign, but has now sold her soul to the fur trade, as have Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell. These are models who were fully informed of the cruelty involved when they joined in the campaign against fur, but who then decided to take the money and rejoin the industry that murders animals." Heather writes on her website: "Do they really need that cash? Are they broke? Do they live in a shed?"

In 1997 Naomi was sacked as a figurehead for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for modelling a Fendi fur coat. Former ally Cindy was signed up to Blackglama fur last year. And Linda - who once said she wouldn't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day - has been snapped in a chinchilla coat.

Earlier this month, Heather's prosthetic leg was knocked aside when she joined anti-fur protesters outside the New York HQ of J-Lo's clothing company, Sweetface.

And she continued her attack in her website rant: "Boycott her films, perfume and clothes as well as her music until she decides to give it up."

As the Sunday Mirror revealed earlier this month, Heather is also disgusted that J-Lo sometimes wears mink eyelashes.

Sir Paul, 63, accompanied Heather to a fundraiser for PETA recently and is, she says, very proud of her campaign.

After marrying the pop legend in 2002, Heather initially focused on her campaign to ban landmines. But after some success with that crusade, she turned her attention to animal rights and the promotion of vegetarianism - issues strongly associated with Sir Paul's late wife Linda.

 In this moving video, Heather Mills McCartney exposes the cruelties of the fur trade.