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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!

THE FACE OF A CAGED SENTIENT BEING

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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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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

 

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,

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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!

INVESTEC Ltd. SAYS, it “cannot moralize about the behaviour of others”.

… but what about Investec’s own morality?

Investec Ltd. South Africa claims to be a company “Out of the Ordinary”.
Investec has even chosen a zebra as its logo.

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In its extensive marketing campaign Investec welcomes new opportunities to impact positively on “our planet”.

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     FROM INVESTEC’S MARKETING CAMPAIGN

Investec is the landlord of Erich Fischer Furriers, Johannesburg.

Ruth Harrison, who wrote Animal Machines, asserted: “… if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.”

This was written in 1964 and for her efforts in revealing shocking conditions in battery farming Harrison was added to the 1986 Queen’s Order of the British Empire honour’s list.

More than 50 years later Investec, by virtue of being the landlord of a fur shop, it is still making money from the senseless suffering of animals.

I am fully aware that as long as there is a demand for a product there will always be a supply.

However, any corporate can make an ethical choice as to whether it wants to be associated with a particular industry or not.

Robert Fischer of Erich Fischer Furriers announced on Monday, February 2 that Investec has recently renewed his lease.

Despite Investec knowing the facts behind fur farming it will not take a moral stand against the fur industry, which is inherently cruel. More shocking is that Investec seems totally blind to its hypocrisy when it comes to animal rights

Investec purports excellent business ethics (Investec’s Mission, Values and Philosophies). Adding that “…  our purpose ultimately is not only about driving profits. We strive to be a distinctive specialist bank and asset manager, demonstrating cast-iron integrity, moral strength and behaviour which promotes trust. Our core values include unselfishly contributing to society, valuing diversity and respecting others”.

Investec seems amenable to placing animal welfare above commercial interests, as it supports several non-profit animal conservation projects:

– In alliance with a wildlife veterinarian Investec initiated its Investec Rhino Lifeline project.                                                    Investec 1

– Investec funds the Endangered Wildlife Trust and the Carnivore Conservation Programme.                                                            Investec 3                                     

– Investec supports research on the impact of renewable energy on local bird life for Bird Life Africa.Birdlife                                                                                                                                                                               – Investec collaborates with World Wide Fund for Nature in the Living Amazon Initiative, which aims to conserve species and ecosystems in the Amazon.

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     Pink Dolphin (Picture from Investec Asset Management      marketing material)

– By supporting Tusk Trust, an African conservation charity, Investec financially rewards top conservationists for their efforts to preserve African wildlife.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Investec 4

– Investec even cares about domestic animals and has sponsored the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals and The Society for Animals in Distress (SA).

It is, therefore, an anomaly that Investec is associated with the fur industry in any way.  Surely Investec would not want to rent to businesses that are inconsistent with Investec’s principles and image?

See Investec’s corporate responsibility statement for further detail:

https://www.investec.co.za/about-investec/investec-responsible-corporate-citizen.html

Perhaps Investec’s concern about animals is just another marketing ploy to win over consumers?

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THE TRIAL CONTINUES:

My court case followed on the footsteps of a convicted armed robber.court

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ME ~ THE ACCUSED

Although I sat in the dock for the whole day, the trial did not finish and was postponed to March 4th.

The pre-court protest, ANIMAL ACTIVISTS WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED, was powerful.

THANK YOU ANIMAL WARRIORS FOR UNITING!

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