It’s not everyday we found ourselves in a workplace situation that doubles as a full blown ethical conflict.

But for high fashion model and Australian export, Ruby Jean Wilson, it’s actually pretty common. The vegan and defender of animal rights was compelled to make a powerful statement on Facebook, slamming the fur industry, after she walked off the set of a photo shoot because it featured fur.

Wilson, who’s walked for labels like Louis Vuitton, Burberry Prorsum and Marc Jacobs, explained that was so confronted by the scenario she didn’t know what to do at first. Be professional and go through with the work? Or a leave for the sake of her morals?

She decided to leave, instead appealing to the public on Facebook, asking them to “think about what they choose do support and to realise that if we don’t stand up and say no… things won’t change.”

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