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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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Red handed

In 2012 an under investigation from animal welfare organisation Humane Society of the United States, revealed that BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY was labeling real fur products as “faux fur”.

Many Burlington coats were found to contain dog fur in some form.

These items were made from animals skinned in China.

An article was published in My Vegan Journal:

Stores busted for selling REAL fur despite being labeled “Faux” 

According to Jacqueline  “… an expert took the items apart and confirmed that despite the label, they ARE real fur. Disgusting!!

… Beware of “faux” fur and “faux” fur trimmed items. MANY are mislabeled. Cruelty is never in fashion!

… These animals end up as gloves, coats, hats or fur trim; their skins are used in the production of drums and other musical instruments”.

I know, this was in 2012.

Now Burlington Coat Factory advertises coats as having a “detachable REAL FUR collar”, as seen on the coat below.  

Detachable real fur hood

It doesn’t really matter that the type of living being skinned for this collar is not named – the suffering is the same.

By the way, Mitt Romney, the American politician and businessman who was the Republican Party’s nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election has been linked with Burlington Coat Factory.

This is the same Mitt Romney who road 12 hours (1,050 km) with his dog Seamus in a carrier on the roof of the family’s Chevrolet Caprice station wagon.

Poor Seamus suffered diarrhea during this trip on the roof.

Seamus ~ the gentle giant

Burlington Coat Factory

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9 Comments

  1. Hierdie inligting is vir my skokkend. Het nooit al hierdie dinge geweet nie …. wys jou net.

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  2. This is a popular shopping destination, Emy. Good to know that they are labelling correctly now. Sad to see that retailers keep selling fur 😦

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    • Emy Will says:

      Hi Carmen. Sadly it is impossible to test every bit of fur sold and mislabeling is still pervasive, particularly with “budget” fur items. In any case, be it dog, cat , mink or fox it is indeed as you say, sad “that retailers keep selling fur”.
      Personally I don’t buy any fur. However I once did find a piece of real fur on a cat toy I bought. I was horrified and now am so careful about every bit of “fluffy” trim.

      Warm wishes, ❤
      Emy

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  3. ravenskeeper says:

    Reblogged this on Ravens-Tree.com and commented:
    Horrendous savage and heinous industry! How I wish humans would stop their evil ways.

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