Heather Mills - a Lady with Loving Heart
and a Strong Will
to Help Less Fortunate
By United Kingdom News Group (Originally in English)
Born on January 12, 1968 in Tyne and Wear, England, Heather Mills has had anything but a so-called “normal life”. On the contrary, Heather Mills, the former wife of Sir Paul McCartney, has suffered many hardships. These trials and tribulations have made her a very strong but extremely compassionate person who has dedicated her life to helping those who are less fortunate or those who can not defend themselves, such as animals.
What most people don’t know is that Heather Mills is an amputee. In August 1993 she was hit by a motorcycle, which left her with multiple serious injuries, the result of which was that she had to have her left leg below the knee amputated. Instead of wallowing on her loss, the courageous Lady Mills, realizing that many others suffer from similar injuries due to war and landmines, started various charitable activities to help those afflicted. These activities included: counseling amputees, providing artificial limbs to Croatia and raising the awareness of landmine issues around the world.
More recently Lady Heather Mills has been campaigning to ban the trade in cat and dog fur. An investigation by the Humane Society revealed the extent of this atrocity, and it was estimated that in China alone, 2 million cats and dogs per year were killed for their fur. Most of the fur trade is targeted at Europe due to a 2002 import/export sale and production of cat and dog fur ban in the US. To raise awareness of this inhumane slaughter, Heather met with the European Parliament. She also took her campaign to the streets handing out leaflets and encouraging people to sign her petition. She then produced with Director Malcolm Needs a DVD highlighting the plight of Cats and Dogs being skinned alive for their fur.
After months of tireless and devoted campaigning, following MEP (Member of European Parliament) Struan Stevenson’s high level meeting in Beijing, senior officials in the Chinese government have vowed to stamp out the trade in Cat and Dog fur which they described as “illegal and barbaric.”
This campaign, spearheaded by Heather Mills and MEP Struan Stevenson was also supported by various European politicians as well as by many other top celebrities including: Elton John, Phil Collins, George Michael, Brian Wilson, Eddie Murphy and many others. More recently, Miss Mills invited famous American celebrity and heiress to the Hilton Hotel group, Miss Paris Hilton to watch her DVD “Wrap up warm.” The celebrity whilst watching the documentary broke in to tears and confessed that she had no idea of the barbarity involved and has vowed never to wear any fur again.
Another Campaign Heather Mills and Paul McCartney have been deeply involved with of late has been the Canadian seal hunt ban. The outcome of their compassionate and loving efforts was that, in a historic move, the European Union has adopted a resolution calling for a ban on all trade in harp and hooded seal products. In all, 425 Members of the European Parliament endorsed the resolution; this was the highest number of signatories on any written declaration in the history of the European Parliament.
This just goes to prove that with a noble ideal, a loving heart and a strong will anything can be achieved by God’s abundant blessing and grace.