How do they, WWF, reconcile her regularly wearing fur?
Other instances can rightly be criticized but not this instance for which she drew intense criticism for wearing seal fur to Greenland.
But Crown Princess Mary has made at least one major fashion faux pas, according to PETA Australia. On a recent trip to Greenland the Australian-born royal wore a coat featuring seal skin, prompting a backlash from the animal rights group.
Greenlandic seal are supplied by the Inuit of Greenland. This is the only type of seal skin allowed to be traded in the EU. The Inuit are an indigenous people, who have been living by sustainable hunting for years. Seals have been used for food and clothes ever since Greenland and the Arctic were inhabited by people. The main reason the Inuit go hunting is to provide food. Eating seal is customary in Greenland and no part of an animal goes to waste. The family eats the good meat, the sledge dogs the intestines and the skin is either used for clothes for the family or handed in at trading posts.
Incidentally, at least two of the founding members of the WWF were hunters who saw the benefits of supporting conservation.