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Thumbs down to Beyonce

R & B sensation Beyonce Knowles is reportedly being bombarded with hate mail for selling animal fur in her fashion range.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2006 18:31 IST

R & B sensation Beyonce Knowles is reportedly being bombarded with hate mail for selling animal fur in her fashion range.

The curvy singer has been sent sacks of letters since her label, Dereon, started selling clothes made of rabbit and chinchilla fur - and teddy bears made of mink.

Furious animal rights campaigners have even threatened to leave carcasses outside the star's home, according to a report in Britain's News of The World newspaper.

It isn't the first time Beyonce has come under fire from animal welfare groups. The beautiful singer was among a host of celebrities blasted by PETA for wearing Canadian Mukluk boots, which are made of rabbit fur.

"The rabbits are sourced from Asia and crammed into small, wire boxes before being electrocuted or strangled. Many are skinned alive," PETA spokesman Sean Gifford was quoted by Femalefirst, as saying.

"As far as we can see, this kind of treatment is what celebrities - those who don't give a damn - are supporting. Fake fur looks every bit as good," he added.

First Published: Feb 14, 2006 18:31 IST