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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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The international rabbit fur trade 

~ The fur industry fails any test of morality, as there is no justification to subject animals to prolonged suffering for fashion items~

(I do not usually post images of such a graphic nature, but the truth needs to be known).
Rabbits are social and intelligent creatures. They love to play and groom each other.rabbit    All in a day’s work. skinned rabbits                                                                                                    
Increasingly, worldwide, millions of rabbits are being farmed and killed solely for their fur – their wasted bodies pile up. In South Africa the farming of rabbits just for fur is on the rise.        
Not only is rabbit fur used in the making of fur coats and hats but is also used as fur trim. Fur trim is a totally decorative and unnecessary part of any garment. According to Freedom for Farmed Animals, rabbit fur can be sold under the labels cony, coney, comb or lapin. Fur from rabbits is often the base of trinkets, such as pet toys and may even be labelled as faux fur. It takes 30-40 rabbits to make just one fur coat.
40 rabbitsThe two main breeds in the commercial rabbit farming industry are the Rex and New Zealand White. Angora fur is sheared off the live Angora rabbit and recently PeTA exposed the intense cruelty in this process. As a result, many retailers withdrew Angora based products from their shelves. 
With all fur farming,  in order to maximise profit, it is impossible to farm humanely. Free-range farming is unfeasible, so intensive battery-farming methods are used. Wild “fur bearing” animals are crammed into tiny metal cages where they can barely move. When deprived of the conditions essential to their natural lives, wild animals go insane and develop stress related diseases. 
PictureRabbit confined on fur farm
To preserve pelts and lessen expenses, slaughter practices are merciless on fur farms, often with no laws to protect the animals. They are bludgeoned to death or have their throats slit. Rabbits are commonly skinned alive and fully conscious. Apparently the warm body facilitates the skinning process.  If in doubt, this rabbit was photographed and is still alive after being skinned!             Live rabbit        Rabit farming       I believe that people who participate in this horrendous process have become disconnected from their souls.


  1. Jackie says:

    Words fail me. I can’t wrap my brain around this kind of cruelty. 😥

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  2. cinnabar50 says:

    This is just shocking; the way people treat animals gets ever more disturbing. At least now with the Internet such atrocities are no longer hidden. Fur belongs to the animal and there can be no humane way to farm animals for any purpose, there is nothing humane about killing an animal whether for his meat or fur. Animals have the right to live their own lives. What kind of mentality do these people have, that hideous women covered with blood, she must have a heart of stone, what kind of a person does that day after day. How can anyone do such a thing to helpless creature? Thank you for sharing. Though the images are shocking people need to be made aware of what happens to animals to provide them with a fur coat. As usual it is all about greed and profit at the expense of the other animals with whom we share this world. Rabbits are such sweet gentle creatures, its so heartbreaking.

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    • Emy Will says:

      Absolutely, cinnabar. I agree totally that killing any animal is immoral, which is why I live a Vegan lifestyle. People need to know the cruelty that lies behind the exploitation of animals for human greed, and there are many instances of this 😥


  3. ravenskeeper says:

    Reblogged this on Ravens-Tree.com and commented:
    The fact that this is allowed, AND defended by all those involved on all aspects of this heinous trade including those that buy any fur item is something the entire world should rise up and condemn. The fur trade must end. No ifs or buts.

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    Reblogged this on Ufohunterorguk.com.

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    Disgusting, no wonder Aliens wont say hello while passing through, the human race is barbaric

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  6. I can’t hardly look at this, I feel the pain the poor bunnies have to undergo deep inside of me. It really hurts me. People can be so cruel, just for their own interests 😦


    • Emy Will says:

      I understand angelswhisper. Looking at these photos makes me feel sick but I know these harmelss creatures feel so much worse 😥

      On a happier note, I see Binky is thriving. All the best.


  7. Michael Lane says:

    So sad. So outrageous.

    Liked by 1 person

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