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Anti-fur protest at New York Fashion Week

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Emy Will

Emy Will

Greetings from Johannesburg, South Africa. Although I have a doctorate in psychotherapy, my main passion is advocating for nonhuman animal rights. I condemn all cruelty to nonhuman animals and therefore follow a vegan lifestyle. I would like to connect with other animal activists from all over the world. The fur trade is one of the most abhorrent practices on this planet. Innocent animals are subjected to prolonged suffering for a trivial fashion item. As the chairperson of Fur Free SA. we campaign towards ending the global fur industry. This might not happen in my lifetime, but even if I leave one footprint behind, that is one step closer to the goal. This blog is a forum to discuss all aspects of the fur industry. It also raises issues around animal activism in general. Johannesburg is a crazy city and I need to escape from time to time. This photo was taken next to the magnificent Zambezi river.

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If only more designers would take an anti-fur stand. People will then eventually realise that wearing fur is not stylish.

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In yet another positive sign that ethical standards in the fashion world are changing, renowned fashion designer Victoria Batlett is pushing forward with a campaign against the use of fur in the fashion industry by handing out anti-fur buttons in New York.

It comes as Fashion Week is showcasing the fall/winter collections.

In addition to Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart accepting preorders for her Vaute Couture autumn/winter 2013 collection, renowned designer Bartlett is protesting the use of fur at her New York show by handing out literature, anti-fur buttons, and other informational material.

“I don’t believe in the unnecessary killing of animals for the sake of vanity,” said Bartlett.

“It should be obsolete in this day and age.” The show, which is part of New York’s Fashion Week, is an exclusive event sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States, and is taking place at the World Old School on 10th…

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6 Comments

  1. Danusia Bourdon says:

    So excited about this have shared it everywhere!!

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    • Emy Wilhelm says:

      Thank you for sharing, Danusia. Fashion designers have such a huge influence over people. It is wonderful to come across a designer who protests against fur in fashion.

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      • Danusia Bourdon says:

        I Have some great anti fur leaflets that I will be distributing at the beginning of the school terms here in Marbella, Spain where there are a lot of private schools and fur trimmed mums waiting to pick up their little darlings in the Autumn!

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      • Emy Wilhelm says:

        Excellent! Fur trim is so senseless. Show all these women the cruelty behind their “fashion statement” We must never, never give up!

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  2. I do hope ethical standards are changing with regards to clothing! Keep spreading the word! Celeste 🙂

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    • Emy Wilhelm says:

      So true Celeste.Many people are unaware of what happens on fur-farms. We have to raise awareness so more people can help to put a stop to this barbaric industry. Thanks for your input. Hope you had a good trip to Boston? I hear it is beautiful at this time of the year?

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