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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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Fur farms stink in every way!

All fur farms employ intensive battery-type farming methods. 

Animals suffer terribly under these barbaric conditions.

Minks are semi-aquatic and need water in the form of streams or lakes. A mink’s natural living environment is always near water or on wooded banks. Generally they are solitary and inquisitive animals except when they pair off during the mating season.

They suffer physically and emotionally on fur farms, where they are crammed into tiny metal cages that injure their little feet.                                                                   fur facts 1

With thousands of animals kept in a small area, there is a build-up of excrement.

Each mink skinned produces about 20 kilos of faeces in his or her lifetime. 

The ammonia from this faeces burns the eyes and lungs of the minks.                                               faeces

Besides this, Nitrous Oxide (N2O) and Ammonia (NH3) emissions from mink manure have a noticeable adverse impact on the environment. Waste can be soaked into the soil and end up in the ground water. When it rains it can also run into nearby streams resulting in contamination. fur facts 6

Fur farms are also a source of air pollution due to the huge amount of ammonia produced.

Danish investors are planning to construct a mink fur farm in the Bulgarian city of Stara Zagora.

According to a recent report these developers claim that they,

“will be raising 400,000 small carnivorous mammals. The proper ones will be selected for reproduction purposes and the rest will be killed in gas chambers and their skins will be transported to Poland to be used in the fashion industry. The dead bodies of the animals will be burned out”.

Animal activists have started a protest against this development on the grounds that it will pollute the environment.

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  1. Reblogged this on Jo Robinson and commented:
    Seriously? Are you still stupid enough? There is no justification for a croc or any other skin handbag – #FollowYourFeel #PETA

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Stinks indeed!! Any kind of animal farming is awful!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Why would you still want a real fur coat when you can save an animal’s life by wearing a man made material that is just as warm and animal friendly. Also be careful of “faux” fur. It is supposed to be man made, but most cases it is real dog fur that the Chinese take from dogs and made into the faux fur. We are supposed to take care of God’s creation, not torture and abuse them.


  4. Reblogged this on chrllrobb and commented:
    In this day and age there is no reason whatsoever to abuse and torture animals for their skin, fur, tusks or horns. Please read and share.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. paws2smile says:

    Poor little things. 😦 Those pictures make me so sad…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I can’t believe that people still wear furs. Yuck. They should be shamed.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Reblogged this on Cruelty Free and commented:
    Excellent blog post about the plight of minks in fur farms. The fact we still have fur farms is appalling and it needs to stop.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Emy Will says:

      Thank you, for sharing midnightflixy. As long as there is a demand there will be a supply. That’s why we must raise awareness about the barbaric fur trade.


  8. Dawn says:

    I despise cruelty to animals. There is no excuse for it. In the Bible, there is a verse that says that a righteous man regardeth the life of his beast. It is important that we take good care of the animals entrusted to our care.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Erica Herd says:

    Makes me ill. Poor creatures.

    Liked by 1 person

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