British designer Anya Hindmarch has upset members of PETA for using a line of several yellow taxidermy ducklings in her new window display at her flagship store in London. The animal rights group have commented on how upset they are to see the ducklings and they also do not approve of the use of leather or exotic animal skins which the designer often utilizes in the creation of her designs. PETA released a statement commenting on the issue:
“There is no such thing as an ugly duckling, but there are ugly handbags. We’re sure that this ghastly window display will deter more customers than it draws in and put the company on the ‘shun’ list for caring customers. They may look cute but there are only cute when they are alive.”
A representative for Anya Hindmarch has commented that the ducklings were bought from an antiques seller and were not created specifically for the display, although they declined to comment further on the taxidermy animals.