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# FEEL FREE FRIDAY ~ 19

Several bloggers dedicate their blogs to cats. I in turn dedicate this post to them. In no particular order: http://weggieboy.wordpress.com/ http://angelswhisper2011.wordpress.com https://kraftycatcreations.wordpress.com https://pussycats3.wordpress.com/ http://purrandroar.com https://purrfectkitties.wordpress.com/ https://creamcoffee22.wordpress.com/about/ http://animalmikelane.wordpress.com

 UNITE AGAINST FUR

MY BELOVED CATS HAVE MODELLED THIS SENTIMENT IN DIFFERENT POSES:

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PIPPIN/Peregrin Took and BARBIE/Barbarian in THE HEART POSE

 

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PIPPIN AND BARBIE IN THE YIN AND YANG POSE

 

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BARBIE AND PIPPIN IN THE CRISS-CROSS POSE

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RUPERT AND CAPPUCHINO IN THE CUSHION POSE

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MING AND PIPPIN IN THE TWO-FACED, ONE- LEGGED POSE

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MING AND CASSIE IN THE SISTERS DO-IT-TOGETHER POSE

 

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CASSIE, BARBIE & PIPPIN IN THE THREE IS-NEVER -A -CROWD POSE

 ying and yang1RUPERT IN HIS I ❤ YOUR KEYBOARD POSE

CATS ARE OFTEN SKINNED FOR FUR TRIM IN CERTAIN COUNTRIES.

Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who live and die in captivity!

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THE FACE OF A CAGED SENTIENT BEING

lOOK INTO THE EYES.

THIS IS WHY I CONDEMN THE FUR INDUSTRY AND ANY OTHER FORM OF FACTORY FARMING!

SAY NO TO ANIMAL FUR!

 

ANOTHER RAPPER WRAPPED IN FUR!

Nicki Minaj is an American rapper who attended New York’s February Fashion Week, 2015.

She was wearing a coat made up of around fifteen foxes.

Nicki Minaj Wearing real fur has become an alarming trend among the hip-hop culture.

Sadly these rappers have a huge following who don’t seem to care about cruelty to nonhuman animals.

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PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL FOR OUR CHILDREN 🙂

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This one-year-old girl, below, is North West, Kim Kardashian and Kanya West’s daughter.

She is dressed in an extravagant, expensive fox fur coat!

I shudder to think about the values being instilled into North.

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Read more @ http://hollywoodlife.com/2015/02/12/north-west-fur-coat-new-york-city-kim-kardashian-pic/

Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who live and die in captivity!

KIM KARDASHIAN: Unbearable

As mentioned in my previous post, Kim Kardashian is currently married to rapper Kanya West, a fur addict of note.

This is Kim in her FURKINI, in the snow. If hundreds of small creatures weren’t  brutally killed for this publicity stunt, I would find it amusing.

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Kim in her ridiculous furkini

There are other more tasteful and useful ways to show off one’s body.

PeTA is always looking for models to pose for its “I’d rather go naked than wear fur campaign” .Rather go naked 

As pointed out by blogger buddy Nancy @  ‘Our World’    https://nackpets.wordpress.com/  Khloe Kardashian is another story.

Last year Khloe made an anti-fur statement by wearing a faux fur coat with a powerful message painted in red on the back.

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Credit: Splash News Online

Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-style/news/khloe-kardashian-makes-a-major-statement-in-f–k-yo-fur-faux-fur-coat-picture-2014172#ixzz3S66oRJtb

Previously Khloe participated in PeTa’s I’d rather go naked than wear fur campaign.

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Khloe Kardashian

How did these sisters turn out to be so different?

Kudos to Khloe.

Red Paint to Kim.

HYPOCRISY, OPPORTUNISM? Or should I just let it be?

So what does 73-year-old English ex-Beatle Paul McCartney have in common with 37-year-old American rapper Kanye West?

As far as I can see NOTHING other than they have recently produced a single, Only One, together.

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So why should this bother me? Well …

Not only has Sir Paul McCartney written incredible songs such as Yesterday, Hey Jude and Let it Be, but for many years he has been an animal activist.

His saying, “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian”, is often quoted.

McCartney teamed up with PeTA to produce a shocking video titled Glass Walls. This video exposes the horror in slaughterhouses, factory farms, live-animal transport and the fishing industry.

McCartney also explains the massive cost to the environment for which the meat industry is directly responsible.

McCartney has supported many animal rights causes.

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Paul’s daughter, Stella McCartney does not use leather, skins (i.e. python, crocodile and other exotics), or furs in any of her fashion items.

On the other hand , Kanye West ~ rapper, songwriter and fashion designer ~ is rarely seen without wearing animal fur of some kind, be it a huge fur coat or fur trim.

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Kanye West

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West has a fondness for women who also wear fur, as seen below.  

Kanye West And Amber Rose Rock thier Fur Coats In Paris!

He is currently married to Kim Kardashian a “fur hag” of note.

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Kim Kardashian covered in animal fur

Help, I need some help!

Am I the only one who feels that McCartney’s recent collaboration with West is hypocritical?

It has also perplexed several hip hop fans, as evident from their comments below:

‘Who is Paul McCartney?, one fan wrote on Twitter while another posted: ‘This Paul McCartney guy gonna be huge.’ Thanks to Kanye West.

Another said, ‘who tf is paul mccartney???!??! this is why i love kanye for shining light on unknown artists’.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2896408/This-Paul-McCartney-guy-gonna-huge-Kanye-West-fans-funny-joke-One-collaboration.html#ixzz3Rue9iy00

 

# FEEL FREE FRIDAY ~ 17

FEEL FREE TO GET DISTRACTED 😀

Here, in South Africa, Summer is in full force with temperatures over 30 degrees centigrade.

Fur is not foremost on people’s minds except for the local furrier who at this time of the year is buying animals skins from overseas markets.

While working at my desk I recently noticed some activity outside in my garden.                                                                                         distractio abl

A closer inspection showed  a Southern Masked Weaver hard at work.

These weavers are named for the highly complex woven nests that they build.                                                                    

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    A Hugh look-a-like

 At this time of the year, this is a common sight in South Africa, as the male weavers start the arduous nest-building process.

Why arduous?

Well, in an attempt to please a female weaver these fellows can construct up to 10 nests, one after the other, until Ms Weaver is happy. Either the female will accept it or she will leave and look elsewhere. It all comes down to standards and experience.

Contrary to popular belief females do not destroy the nests. The male, still smarting from rejection, has to dismantle it himself.

I watched this process unfold over several days with my resident weaver who from now on shall be called Hugh.

Hugh arrived out of the blue. DISTRACT6

For many hours he sat in a contemplative state.hugh

Then after a deep breath he started the intricate process of nest-building.

I was fascinated. He approached the nest from every possible angle and I saw Hugh in many impressive acrobatic poses.

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Then inspection day arrived and Hugh’s nest failed the test. DISTRACT3

So Hugh calmly went back to the drawing board.DISTRACT4

There is indeed a lesson to be learnt from Hugh.

That is, never give up. When life feels like a dismantled heap of …, pick up the pieces and construct something new.

Thank you Hugh.

Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who live and die in captivity!

 

TURKEY AND FUR

A BIG THANK YOU TO Umut Sandoval Erkut, who is originally from Turkey, for sending me the video below.

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Umut Sandoval Erkut ~ Face Book profile

It is compiled by Turkish people against fur. There are English sub titles.

Sadly many fur retailers go to Turkey to source fur items.

The Istanbul Leather and Fur Fair is held in Turkey where leather and fur dealers from all around the world sell their wares “at a very reasonable price” (http://www.istanbulderifuari.com/en/index.php).

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FUR AND LEATHER FAIR ~ ISTANBUL 2014
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FUR AND LEATHER FAIR ~ ISTANBUL 2014

These items are already made up and there is no way of knowing from where and how they are sourced.

 

 

WEARING FUR IS VULGAR !

According to peta2 STREET TEAM Peta 2,

#OutfitOfTheDead

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                     IMAGE FROM peta2 ~ NOTE THE MIDDLE FINGER

“Wearing fur, vintage or not, is saying you’re totally OK with paying someone to kill this li’l animal, peel off his or her skin, and chemically treat it so it doesn’t rot while wrapped around your neck”.

EVEN WORSE:

“Animals killed for fur are sometimes skinned while still alive. An undercover investigation found that animals were skinned while their hearts were still beating”.

Read more: http://www.peta2.com/achievements/ootd-fur-cruel-photo/#ixzz3RF9E1CUI

# FEEL FREE FRIDAY ~ 16


iNVESTECINVESTEC: FEEL FREE TO BE OUT OF THE ORDINARY!

DO THE MORAL THING!

BAN ALL ANIMAL FUR FROM YOUR PROPERTY!

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St Francis of Assisi is known as the patron saint of animals iFrancis of Assisi

“God’s creatures” or not, we all have the right to share this planet without one species exploiting and abusing another.

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PLEASE SHARE THIS PLANET

Homo Sapiens are the only species that actively use and abuse other species.

 Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who live and die for human greed!

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