Even if you don’t follow football/soccer, most people know that currently Brazil is hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
In many ways South Africa, which hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup, is similar to Brazil. Both are developing countries with a huge economic gap between the rich and the poor. This discrepancy has led to high levels of crime where Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg are in competition for being the crime capital of the world. However, something quite magical happened in South Africa when we held the World Cup. There was a sense of national pride. Motorists hooted at each other in solidarity rather than the usual aggression. I was even seen, bundled up in red, in support of Spain.
So where was my national pride, you might ask? Well, unlike Brazil, when it comes to international soccer, South Africa is dismal. Perhaps it has something to do with the team being called “Bafana, Bafana”, which when translated into English means Boys, Boys. Not exactly the “Indomitable Lions”, is it?
Sadly though, unlike South Africa, Brazil has a LARGE FUR-FARMING INDUSTRY! South Africa imports fur sourced from these overseas farms.
Madonna in a Chinchilla coat
O Boticário, the second biggest Brazilian cosmetic company, is committed to revealing the dreadful nature of the fur industry. They have a Face Book page dedicated to this.
These photos of arctic foxes on fur farms were taken by O Boticário.
All I have to say is:
Brazil, play fair and stop the abuse of nonhuman animals on fur farms in your country!