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#FurFreeSA: Fashion over Compassion

There are days when I feel like the human race is going backwards with regard to compassion towards other species!

I am referring to the recent 2015 Winter fur fashion shows in London and Milan.

Fashion designers and furriers are trying to lure young people into buying real fur produce. This is done by moving away from the ‘luxurious, heavy’ look of fur and creating  a ‘lighter, colourful and fun’ product.  

In other words, not only are creatures being needlessly skinned for their fur but their fur is now being disguised through dye and shearing.

Fashion designers such as Serbian Roksanda have modernised animal fur to appeal to the youth. roksanda1                                                                    Roksanda 2015 winter fashion

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This Silver Fox fur has been dyed beyond recognition (Roksanda 2015)

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Thousands of dyed furs waiting to be bought and turned into frivolous fur fashion items!

To me this is going backwards in time and morality.

No one needs to wear fur for fashion in the 21st century. Fur production is barbaric and senseless.

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HYPOCRISY, OPPORTUNISM? Or should I just let it be?

So what does 73-year-old English ex-Beatle Paul McCartney have in common with 37-year-old American rapper Kanye West?

As far as I can see NOTHING other than they have recently produced a single, Only One, together.

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So why should this bother me? Well …

Not only has Sir Paul McCartney written incredible songs such as Yesterday, Hey Jude and Let it Be, but for many years he has been an animal activist.

His saying, “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian”, is often quoted.

McCartney teamed up with PeTA to produce a shocking video titled Glass Walls. This video exposes the horror in slaughterhouses, factory farms, live-animal transport and the fishing industry.

McCartney also explains the massive cost to the environment for which the meat industry is directly responsible.

McCartney has supported many animal rights causes.

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Paul’s daughter, Stella McCartney does not use leather, skins (i.e. python, crocodile and other exotics), or furs in any of her fashion items.

On the other hand , Kanye West ~ rapper, songwriter and fashion designer ~ is rarely seen without wearing animal fur of some kind, be it a huge fur coat or fur trim.

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Kanye West


West has a fondness for women who also wear fur, as seen below.  

Kanye West And Amber Rose Rock thier Fur Coats In Paris!

He is currently married to Kim Kardashian a “fur hag” of note.


Kim Kardashian covered in animal fur

Help, I need some help!

Am I the only one who feels that McCartney’s recent collaboration with West is hypocritical?

It has also perplexed several hip hop fans, as evident from their comments below:

‘Who is Paul McCartney?, one fan wrote on Twitter while another posted: ‘This Paul McCartney guy gonna be huge.’ Thanks to Kanye West.

Another said, ‘who tf is paul mccartney???!??! this is why i love kanye for shining light on unknown artists’.

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Czech Republic Bans Fur Farms

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Czech government officials voted 132 to 9 to ban the country’s fur farms by 2019. This bill will save about 20,000 minks and foxes every year from being caged in abusive conditions and killed by electrocution or gassing.

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Canada lags way behind developed countries when it comes to animal rights!

CAT FUR BIKINIS: Worse than mink?

I find every aspect of the fur industry abhorrent, from the fur farms right through the supply chain to the consumer. This includes unethical fashion designers, models, celebrities and any person promoting the fur market.

So why do I feel particularly disgusted by this advert for fur bikinis?

It is probably because the bikini fur resembles that of my fur boy, Duke. So IF I were to wear a furkini of this nature it would feel like wearing the skin of a family member.

Duke, who is part of Emy’s family

Yet, really, it makes no difference. All animals suffer in the fur trade, which is inherently cruel and unnecessary.

Please make the connection and don’t buy fur items of any type.



SEAL SKIN TRINKETS: Necessary for survival?

Seal fur crafts at the Inuvialuit craft store in Inuvik, N.W.T. (Mackenzie Scott/CBC)

In 2009 the European Union (EU) banned the importation of all seal products on the grounds that commercial seal hunts are inhumane. This ban exempted seal products derived from subsistence hunts by Inuit communities, who killed seals for their meat and fur.

Given that the Inuvialuit (Inuit people who live in the western Canadian Arctic regions) are exempted from the EU ban on seal products, another market for seal fur goods has arisen. The Inuvialuit are now selling seal fur trinkets to tourists. These tourists will be given a certificate to ensure that they are able to take any products they purchased in the Northwest Territories into the EU.

Now my question is: If a subsistence economy relies on natural resources to provide for basic needs, through hunting and gathering, does the sale of unnecessary seal fur trinkets now make the Inuit seal hunts a commercial venture?

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Anti-Fur Activists Take Over London Fashion Week

On the weekend  myself and group of animal rights activists held an anti-fur protest outside London Fashion Week against the designers that use use real fur.  A petition was set up by the event organizers Surge, urging the British Fashion Council to ban real fur from London Fashion Week. The petition has raised over 94,981 supporters in just…


It is always encouraging when someone takes a public stand against fur fashion.

Italy is renowned for fur fashion with animal fur garments and accessories dominating the Milan Fashion Week. There are also many Italian brand names such as FENDI, AERONAUTICA MILITARE and LUISA SPAGNOLI that proudly include animal fur in their clothing.

So it is good to know that in Italy, the Neapolitan pizzeria Sorbillo and the managers of a Monza bar have now banned entrance to customers wearing animal furs.

I like the message: Wearing fur? No

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I know that many of my vegan friends will be wondering about the pizza toppings, but that is a discussion for another day!

Seals and more

It is wonderful news that Norway will no longer massacre beautiful seals for their fur. Here are some great photos of seals in that area ~ enjoy!

The World according to Dina

A couple of days ago we flew via the Orkneys on our way to Norway. And do you know what we saw there?
Our friends the seals with their cute pups. We actually looked at the seals on our beach in Cley lately but these seals were selkies, as mentioned by Amy Sackville in her recommendable novel “Orkneys“. Selkies are actually relatives of the fairies like us, living in the North.

Vor einigen Tagen flatterten wir über die Orkneys nach Norway. Und Ihr glaubt es kaum, was wir dort sahen. Wir trafen dort unsere Verwandten die Seehunde mit ihren Jungen. Klar hatten wir sie schon an unserem Strand besucht, aber dies hier waren Selkies, diese Wesen, die Amy Sackville in ihrem brillanten Roman “Orkneys” erwähnt.


Do you know what selkies are?
As you see on these pictures they are seals, but very special ones. They sometimes get…

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Norway has finally made the ethical choice and will no longer kill seals for their fur.

This is for a number of reasons:

  • The Norwegian government cut seal-slaughter subsidies in 2015.

  • Stringent European Union regulations against importing seal skins and other seal products make it difficult to find outlets for seal products.

  • There is huge public outrage against all annual seal massacres.

baby harp seal

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Canada and Namibia, however, still persist with this barbaric practice, every year, to make money by selling seal pelts to fashion houses.

FUR TEDDY BEARS: not comforting

A French company, Histoire de Bêtes, is manufacturing  teddy bears containing rabbit, mink and coypu fur.

To add insult to injury, these teddy bears have an added piece of crocodile skin for their noses.

Unfortunately this company prides itself on producing its toys “with love”, adding that each toy comes with an “extra soul and softness”.

Honestly, I find this chilling and it certainly does not give me a warm fuzzy feeling!


Photo by Histoire de Bêtes

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