Joss Stone is currently in the middle of having a year off from music. But she has managed to pose nude for PETA with nothing but a toy bear to cover her modesty.
The singer is campaigning for the animal rights group and raising the profile of the Ministry of Defence’s insistence on killing Canadian Black Bears to make the Queen’s Guards’ caps. Joss tells me: “I have teamed up with PETA for a new ‘Bear Hugs not Bear Caps’ ad campaign to put a stop to the slaughter of Canadian Black Bears. When I heard how the bears are cruelly baited and killed I was upset and shocked. Too many people at the Ministry of Defence are dragging their heels on this issue and I feel like more needs to be done to stop the murder. It takes up to one bear to make each cap and between 2001 and 2007 the MoD wasted £365,180 of tax payers money buy 609 bear pelts. I have created this ad with PETA to raise public awareness about this important issue – by working together we can finally make the Ministry of Defence stop this pointless cruelty. Stop using bearskin and go faux!”
Good for Joss!
Picture: Pal Hansen