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McCartney makes PETA dump Heather

The animal rights group dumps Heather Mills at the request of her step-daughter, photographer Mary McCartney.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2007 13:45 IST
Asian News International
Asian News International

Heather Mills, the estranged wife of Sir Paul McCartney, has been dumped by animal rights group PETA at the request of the ex-Beatle's daughter Mary.

The animals rights charity was keen to continue working with renowned photographer Mary McCartney, 37, but the singer's eldest daughter put a condition before it.

She wanted PETA to assure her that her step-mum Heather was no longer involved in the organisation, and the group willingly bowed to her request. Now, Mary will continue to work on the "I would rather go naked than wear fur" campaign.

"Mary wanted to take photographs for PETA, which she has done in the past, but wanted assurances that Heather no longer represented the group," Femalefirst quoted one of Mary’s closest friends, as saying.

A spokesman for PETA said: "We have no further plans to work with Heather Mills. We are very grateful for Mary McCartney's involvement on the new campaign."

Mary has previously photographed Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and Sophie Ellis Bextor for PETA campaigns. Her latest portraits feature British singer Jamelia, 26, posing with a rabbit.

On the other hand, before Mills' split from Paul last year, the former model regularly worked for the animals group, protesting against Canadian seal culling and the fur trade. She even stripped off for PETA's 2007 calendar, but the photographs were dropped after her bitter divorce battle began.

First Published: Feb 08, 2007 18:30 IST