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# FEEL FREE FRIDAY ~ 40

For my latest birthday my darling husband, Chris, adopted a donkey on my behalf ❤

This donkey, named Andy, was rescued from a dire situation and now will spend the rest of his life in the Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary, in the Cape Province, SA.

This donkey sanctuary provides abused, neglected and elderly donkeys with the opportunity to live out their lives with respect and dignity, surrounded by their own kind, in a protective and natural environment”.

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What a wonderful gift and I aim to visit Andy ASAP.

DEDICATED TO ALL NON-HUMAN ANIMALS WHO SUFFER DUE TO HUMAN GREED!

ONE HAT = ONE BEAR

While it is Winter in South Africa, it is peak holiday season in England.

Animal fur items are not foremost on people’s minds in London.

Yet bear skin hats are in full view outside Buckingham palace  – a huge tourist attraction. Below is a petition addressed to the UK Ministry of Defence:

http://bit.ly/1GlIcFV

It requests that high quality synthetic materials replace bearskin hats made from slaughtered black bears. The entire skin of a Canadian Black Bear is used for each hat.BearBear1

Bears are not farmed but are baited and killed by Canadian hunters, who then supply the auction houses with bear pelts, which supply the British army.

In the 21st century there are other options.queen inspects her guards

 

# FEEL FREE FRIDAY ~ 39

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This post is dedicated to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust:

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has saved over 150 orphaned infant elephant calves.

These new-born elephants are usually orphaned because their mothers and families have been killed to supply the brutal ivory trade.

An Elephant Nursery exists within the Nairobi National Park in Kenya, which is overseen by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick, who has extensive experience with elephants.

In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust provides a chance of life for any orphaned elephant fortunate enough to be found alive.

These orphaned elephants are protected and able to live free in Tsavo East National Park amongst the wild herds.

Read more @ http://bit.ly/1SG7PDz

DEDICATED TO ALL NON-HUMAN ANIMALS WHO DIE DUE TO HUMAN GREED!

CANADA GOOSE: Twice as cruel

Canada Goose is a company that manufactures and sells extreme-weather clothing, including jackets, vests, hats and gloves. Sadly, it is a popular brand name.                                                                                                                           Canada Goose

Canada Goose uses coyote fur as decorative trim on their down-filled jackets.

There are no coyote farms in Canada and consequently wild coyotes are killed – usually brutally trapped.

According to Paris Palcit,

“Each year, over 100, 000 coyotes are either shot or trapped by Conibear and snare traps, and are oftentimes left suffering for days, eventually dying on their own from dehydration or starvation”.

Read more @ http://www.examiner.com/article/do-not-support-canada-goose

Meet your fur trim

Down feathers are the soft feathers closest to the flesh of the ducks or geese. These ducks are kept in horrendous conditions and then plucked while still alive, until their flesh is raw.                                                                                              plucked duck

No compassionate person would support Canada Goose in any way. 

 

Cruel Designers Cruel Customers

No compassionate person would wear animal fur if they knew the real facts behind fur

#FEEL FREE FRIDAY ~ 37

Whether you believe in dog training or not, this video should bring a smile to your face 🙂

The pictures tell the story so don’t be put off by the language. 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

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

A PIECE OF RACOON DOG?

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hugo Boss2                      Racoon trim (Hugo Boss’s past fashion collection)

RACCOON DOGS ARE A DIFFERENT SPECIES TO THE RACCOON. THE RACCOON DOG BELONGS TO THE CANINE SPECIES BUT WAS NAMED AS SUCH BECAUSE IT HAS MARKINGS SIMILAR TO RACCOONS.

They are brutally  killed for their fur, often just for a piece of trim.

#FurFreeSA

 

# FEEL FREE FRIDAY ~ 36

This super happy mink in the wild sums up how I am feeling today 🙂

happy mink

WHY?

Because this week (June 2015) the mayor Fernando Haddad of São Paolo, the biggest city in Brazil, signed a historic law that bans the import and sales of fur products in São Paolo.

This legislation, proposed by councillor Laércio Benko and approved unanimously by the City Council in May, aims to ban animal products of extreme cruelty. The law now protects animals such as rabbits, foxes, mink, badgers, seals, coyotes, squirrels and chinchillas whose fur was used for coats and other fashion accessories.

This is a huge step forward to stop the extreme suffering of animals and hopefully other cities will follow suit.

In November last year, the city of São Paolo signed a law to ban the farming of chinchillas, mink and other fur animals for their pelts.

The reason?

“Animals bred for the fashion industry are highly stressed, mistreated and kept in cages that are so small they cannot even move properly,” the law stated.

“All this cruelty makes fashion that uses animal fur immoral and unjustifiable”.

Sao Paolo

Brazil was one of the biggest chinchilla fur producers in the world, after Argentina.

Brazil and chinchillas

Besides fur, the law also prohibits the production and sales of foie gras – duck or goose liver which production involves the controversial force-feeding.

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PLEASE SIGN ANTI-SEAL HUNT PETITION

Click on the link below:
http://bit.ly/1RToMKb

The Seals need you to be their voice.                       

EVERY year from July 1st, about 80 000 Cape Fur seal pups are killed in Namibia. The pups are separated from their mothers, rounded up and then beaten to death with pick handles. They are stabbed in the throat, often while still alive.

Around 6 000 adult bull seals are shot so that their genitals can be sold as ineffective sex potions on the Asian Market.

WHY, WHY, WHY, DO THE SEALS DIE?

Sadly, the senseless clubbing to death of Cape Fur seals in Namibia starts NOW.Seals of Nam

On Sunday, Fur Free SA (FFSA) protested against this atrocity. Our protest aimed to educate the public and to encourage people to put pressure on Namibia to stop slaughtering seals.

I will let the photos taken by our photographers ~ Chris, Dani and Dirk ~ recount the day.

When protesting, it is important to draw attention, as well as distributing relevant leaflets.

Four eye-catching FFSA supporters agreed to dress in “bloody” body stockings and fake fur to symbolise skinned seals.

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FFSA provided placards and seal masks.                                                        seal protest 6SB7

Some protesters brought their own.SB9

Protesters gathered at 11:00. SB4sb21sb20We marched, chanting, down trendy 4th Avenue Parkhurst, Johannesburg.sb19

We then did a slow, silent march back the way we came.sb18

Leaflets were handed out. SB11

Placed on parked cars.sb17seal protes 7 People passing took photos. There were thumbs up and many hoots of support.

We ignored any negative comments.

This march could not have happened without a metro police escort.
sb13ASSeal protesseal protes1The end of the protest but not the end of Namibia’s slaughter of Cape Fur seals.

We must continue to put pressure on the Namibian government to stop this slaughter.

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