A heartfelt thanks to those who take the time to read and comment on my blog ❤
I try to keep my posts varied ~ a combination of personal and educational. The content is sad, often shocking but also celebratory when deserved.
As you know I support all animal activism:
~ I have demonstrated against the canned hunting of lions.
~ In solidarity against the ivory trade, I have marched for rhinos and elephants.
~ I have protested against the use of wild animals in circuses, dog fighting, puppy mills and factory farming.
~ I have written letters to callous developers who have destroyed the homes of small, wild creatures.
~ In outrage I have contacted CEOs of companies, such as NULAID, where egg-laying hens are treated like machines and then killed so people can eat what is left of them.
~ My letters complaining about fireworks, kill shelters and the fur industry have been printed in the press.
~ Many hours have been spent by me, cleaning in a cat sanctuary.
~ Despite criticism from the abolitionist vegans I have signed numerous petitions.
~ Regarding the fur industry, I have campaigned in several ways ~ demonstrations; letters to the press and corporates; anti-fur petitions, pledges and pamphlets; starting an e-mail blitz to Investec and so on.
It has been a strange year for anti-fur activism ~ a kind of three steps forward and two steps backwards scenario.
I particularly refer to Holland and Israel where there have been attempts to ban fur in these countries, but I will elaborate in future posts.
Among others, corporates such as Harvey Nichols and Burberry are again selling fur.
I now have a criminal charge against me; laid by a furrier who believes I “maliciously damaged his property” by allegedly placing a sticker on his shop window. Watch this space for an update on the trial.
So for me, animal activism has become a job with highs and lows. It is about tenacity and developing a thick skin against opposition that comes my way.
While there have been many victories for animal rights in 2014, the cruelty just never ends.
So the journey never ends.
A luta continua