FUR FRONT: Harvey Nichols has secured a UK court injunction barring anti-fur protestors from getting within 50 meters, or 165 feet, of all its UK stores and its London head office. “Harvey Nichols takes the safety of our customers and our staff very seriously,” the store said. “The injunction is a precautionary measure being taken in response to increased activity from anti-fur campaigning groups.”
In response to the move, PETA’s U.K. director Mimi Bekhechi issued a statement Friday: “If Harvey Nichols is upset because the public is disgusted by the store’s sale of the pelts of animals…it doesn’t need to get an injunction — it needs to reinstate its fur-free policy,” she said. While PETA didn’t organise the recent protests, the animal rights organisation has a petition on its Web site asking visitors to lobby Harvey Nichols to stop selling fur.