Bears continue to be cruelly killed for The Queen's Guards' caps – and we have an eye-catching, fun way for you to show your support for PETA's campaign to save them!
On 14 July, we will be holding a 5k walk through some of central London's most famous locations, and we need you and your teddy bear to join us. PETA aims to get as many people as possible to march through the streets of London for PETA's "Spare the Bears" event. The dress code for the walk is all black, but you're also welcome to dress up in a bear costume!
It can take the entire hide of one Canadian black bear to make just one cap. Bears can be shot several times before they die, and some escape and bleed to death. In some Canadian provinces, there are no restrictions on the shooting of mothers who have nursing cubs, leading to the slaughter of entire families during hunts.
We need to send a clear message to the Ministry of Defence that the slaughter of wildlife for The Queen's Guards' ceremonial headwear is unacceptable and that the time has come for them to go fake for the bears' sake. Don't delay – register today, and please let your friends, family and colleagues know about the event!
Meeting Point and Time
The day will start with a meeting on the large concrete area by York Road, next to the London Eye at 10 am sharp.
What to Bring
Please wear black clothing. You are also more than welcome to wear a bear costume, which you can hire or buy from most fancy dress shops. Please don't forget your teddy bear!
The route begins at Westminster Bridge and finishes at Marble Arch, for a grand total of 5 kilometres. The route takes you past iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.
Staff members wearing black PETA logo T-shirts will be carrying water bottles should anyone need water, and police will be making sure that you are protected from traffic during the event.
We will be in touch throughout the run-up to the big day to provide you with more information. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact us at SpareTheBears@peta.org.uk.