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November 26, 2010

November 26 is Fur-Free Friday!



Every year, millions of rabbits, minks, dogs, cats, and other animals are bludgeoned, gassed, anally or vaginally electrocuted, and sometimes even skinned alive—just to be made into coats, bags, and other accessories that no one needs.


November 26 is Fur-Free Friday, a worldwide day of action against the fur industry.

 

What's wrong with fur?

Life on a fur farm ain't no life at all for all the cute critters forced to live there.

Animals bred and raised on fur farms spend their entire lives in cramped, filthy wire cages. They are denied proper shelter and clean water, and they can't do any of the things that come naturally to them—such as climbing, burrowing, and swimming. They endure fear and stress and often suffer from disease, parasite infestations, and other physical and psychological hardships, all for the sake of an unnecessary industry that makes billions of dollars annually.


In the U.S., no federal humane slaughter law protects animals on fur factory farms, so animals are killed in the cruelest ways possible in order to save money and keep their skins in one piece. Many have their skulls bashed in or their necks broken, and others are anally or vaginally electrocuted.


Contrary to fur-industry propaganda, fur production destroys the environment. Producing a real fur coat from the skins of ranch-raised animals takes a heap more energy than that needed to produce a fake-fur garment. Real fur isn't biodegradable, either, thanks to the chemicals used to stop the fur from rotting. These chemicals can also contaminate local water supplies.


Simply put, fur ain't no good for animals or the planet!

I am one of more than 100,000 Against Fur! Become one too at peta2.com

Please don't wear fur!

Pictures, videos and text from PETA.com and Peta2.com

14 comments:

  1. When I worked at a dry cleaner's, they had a partnership with a place that cleaned fur coats and other fur items. I just *hated* when it was time to get the coats and give out the coats. There would be like 60-80 coats on racks, and I had to look through the pockets of each to find the proper invoice when the customer would come to pick it up. I would have to go through the racks, and the fur touching my arms felt so disgusting to me! It felt like they had hung dead dogs all around me... Eww!! I really don't understand the attraction people have for fur...

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  2. i dont wear fur never have and never will :)

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  3. OMG Gaby I never new about how awful this is...i dont wear fur at all...cuz i dont like it but i never thought about the animal involved...my mom had three "real" rabbit fur coats back in the 80's/90's era...had i known this i would of told her not to purchase them...thank you for this post!

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  4. c'est sur que je ne porterai jamais des vetements avec de la fourrure (faux ou pas). C'est pas beau.

    Les images sont sanglantes o.O je suis sensible de voir un animal abattu >.<

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  5. What about antique furs? I would never buy (non-synthetic) fur, but I was recently given my grandmother's mink stole. I want to be able to wear it without people thinking I'm some horrible animal-killing monster. These minks have been dead for over 50 years!

    I agree that there's no need to continue the fur industry, but please don't assume that everyone who wears fur hates tiny animals.

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  6. oh Gaby this is the sad truth. I hate animal cruelty..
    Btw, thank you very much. I've been a follower for so long. Happy weekend!
    Kisses,
    Ginger

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  7. Great post. I'm right there with you when it comes to fur....it's also important to remember that a lot of our meats can come from factory farms so we need to shop for food in places that get meats from humanely run farms.

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  8. OMG!!! seriously I had NO idea what all they did to those poor, innocent animals that is the most DISGUSTING thing, literally brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it..ugg SICK people.

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  9. @GabZ1985: Awww I totally get what you mean. I would have felt the same if I were at your place )= I don't understand why people love to wear fur... it isn't even pretty!

    @charmed-chick : Me too, for sure!!

    @MakeupJunkie88 : Well I'm glad you know the truth now. Rabbit coats... ))),=

    @petitechouxx : Je suis de ton avis, y'a rien de beau là-dedans de toutes façons, je ne comprends juste pas. Désolée pour les images choquantes, mais c'est parfois la seule façon d'ouvrir les yeux aux gens.

    @Emily : Antique fur is still fur and it still involves animal cruelty. Yes, those minks have been dead for over 50 years, but they died for this coat, and that's disgusting. I don't assume that because you wear fur you hate animals... did I ever mention this? When it comes to animals, I have very strong opinions.

    @gingerSnap : I hate animal cruelty, too. Thanks for being a follower since the start (=

    @Angeltea7: I agree, but I don't really eat meat anyway.

    @Katie Renee : Seriously? Well I'm glad I could teach you something, even if it's not a happy thing )=

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  10. Great post! This is very true.
    The other day I saw a feature on TV about some Ed Hardy jacket that claims to not use actual fur but it actually was.. I think that's so shameful on that desinger's/Ed Hardy's part.

    -Mia
    http://miafied.blogspot.com

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  11. @Mia: What?? Now that's very stupid from such a renowned brand...

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  12. Those are some very powerful photos. I have never worn fur and i never will. I dont find it to attractive either. Great post,this topic needs to be promoted more.

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  13. @Life of a girl called hawaiianpunchelsea : I'm glad you enjoy this post and support this cause!

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  14. That's really awful how inhumane some animals are killed for fur or for whatever reason. I'm not a vegetarian but I feel like animals when killed for food, should be killed in a more humane way. When I think about it too much, it makes me want to eat less meat of course....it's a struggle as I am not a vegetarian...but I don't wear fur and I'm very much against animal cruelty. I think animal cruelty also includes animals kept in unsanitary conditions and neglected :(

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