Fur Free SA (FFSA) is the primary anti-fur organisation in South Africa.
It was founded in 2009 by Anneke Malan who has been the chairperson up until now.
A big thank you to Anneke and the entire FFSA’s team for choosing me as the next chairperson of FFSA.
I feel honoured that they have placed their faith and trust in me. This is a responsibility that I take very seriously and I will endeavour to do my best to continue the fight against the horrendous fur industry.
The new FFSA executive met on Sunday April 26th .
We are excited about the planned FFSA projects, long-term and short-term.
Anneke joined us to assist with the hand-over.
When the fur industry themselves admit that cruelty takes place on fur farms you must know it is REALLY BAD!
Earlier this year (2015) Mike Moser, CEO of the British Fur Trade Association, agreed that animals on European fur farms “are distressed”.
This comment was in response to a journalist showing Moser footage of fur farms with animals suffering from severe injuries, including open wounds and sores.
The journalist was writing about Harvey Nichols a British shop that after 10 years of being fur free, in September 2013, resumed the sale of fur in its United Kingdom stores.
Harvey Nichols sources its fur from European fur farms that form part of the “Origin Assured” (OA™) quality control scheme.
Displaying the OA™ label on fur items is meant to assure consumers that the fur originates from a country where animal welfare regulations or standards governing fur production are in force.
Robert Fischer from Erich Fischer Furriers prides himself on being Africa’s only fur specialist that abides by the OA™ label. He therefore claims that his fur produce is sourced ethically.
Ongoing investigations of these certified origin assured farms have consistently revealed shocking conditions.
However, NO fur farm can be humane, as wild animals are crammed into tiny cages waiting for an agonising death.
For these creatures, the only thing worse than dying on a fur farm is living on a fur farm.
Anyone supporting the fur industry lacks morality.
Take Action against Harvey Nichols: http://chn.ge/ZSYzYj
An anti-fur demonstration was held in Johannesburg by Ban Animal Trading and Fur Free SA on Sunday April 12th.
The aim was to raise awareness around the brutal and senseless fur industry.
At 10:30 protesters gathered outside the Firs retail centre in Johannesburg.
Erich Fischer Furriers is a fur shop in the Firs.
Gaby did the face painting. The red paint represented blood.
Thanks to Gaby I ended up with a red nose instead of red tear drops 🙂
More than 30 protesters marched.
The police escorted us and stopped the traffic for our march.
The police were totally supportive and relaxed.
We then stood on a main road where some of us handed out anti-fur leaflets.
After an hour we marched back to the Firs. Photographs were taken by Chris Orr, a member of Fur Free SA.
Well done animal warriors!
Fashion designers have a huge influence over what people choose to wear – for better or for worse.
Thanks to Carmen, @ https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/about/, who believes in, “Fashion with compassion”.