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WORLDWIDE FUR-FREE FRIDAY: South Africa in solidarity

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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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Philip Wollen (Australian philanthropist) from The Kindness Trust states, “fur farms are gulags of despair; they commit the most heinous of abuses for the most trivial of reasons”(January, 2013).

wwfUR FREE FRIDAY

The global anti-fur movement has arisen in reaction to the senseless fur industry. This movement comprises hundreds of anti-fur organisations, fur free campaigns and petitions. The aim of the anti-fur movement is to educate people about the barbaric nature of the fur trade and ultimately to end fur farming and the trapping of wild animals solely for their pelts.

Worldwide Fur Free Friday (WFFF) is one of the biggest international days of action in the history of animal rights organisations. On a designated day, animal rights organisations, worldwide, gather to educate the public about the cruelty inherent in the fur trade and campaign for the “dissolution of the despicable fur trade” (Jane Halevy – International Anti-Fur Coalition [IAFC]).

I will be joining a group of anti-fur demonstrators in Johannesburg. It will be an evening of mourning, in memory of the thousands of animals who have needlessly been killed for their fur. In my next post I will give feedback on this very emotional event.

Although WFFF was initiated by IAFC in the mid 1980s, its support has grown globally. Last year demonstrations took place in around 200 locations around the world. We will continue this act of solidarity until we are finally heard!                   

Jane Halevy states, WFFF “is a simultaneous day of action promoting compassion towards animals and encouraging evolution toward the abolishment of the cruel fur industry.” She adds, “Silence is betrayal. We all need to act. Activism should be a rent that everyone should pay to live on this earth.”

If you can’t join an event  in person, please be there in spirit. 

worldwide furfree Friday

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6 Comments

  1. ravenskeeper says:

    Reblogged this on Ravens-Tree.com and commented:
    Hey friends please support global anti-fur movement and help stop this barbaric industry.

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