Petition Closed

It is important for the University to cease the use of fur on graduation hoods for two main reasons: the first, and the most obvious, is the devastating impact that fur trade has on the animal world. Secondly, the University of St Andrews is an academic institution that prides itself on progressive research and various 'green' initiatives, thus the use of fur on the graduation robes is completely contradictory to the university's pursuits. If you would like to learn more, please email the Animal Welfare Society at awsoc@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Letter to
The University of St Andrews
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The University of St Andrews.

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End the Use of Fur on Graduation Robe Hoods

It is important for the University to cease the use of fur on graduation hoods for two main reasons: the first, and the most obvious, is the devastating impact that fur trade has on animals. Secondly, the University of St Andrews is an academic institution that prides itself on progressive research and various 'green' initiatives, thus the use of fur on the graduation robes is completely contradictory to the university's pursuits. This is an especially appropriate time for the student body to oppose this order because the university's 600th anniversary is upon us and it is time to update the university's policies.

If you would like to learn more please email the Animal Welfare Society at awsoc@st-andrews.ac.uk.
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Sincerely,