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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

David sheldrick Wildlife trust David sheldrick wildlife

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. 

 

# FEEL FREE FRIDAY ~ 38

Stray cats generally have a tough time.

Sadly, humans forget that they have created the problem of so many abandoned animals.

To alleviate the suffering of stray cats, the SPCA in Durban (a coastal city in South Africa) has opened a “kitty hotel” to accommodate nearly a dozen homeless cats.

General manager Caroline Smith said the project was inspired by European cat cafes.

She explains, “Each cat has his or her own sleeping box – perfect for those winter nights when the offices are closed and the humans have all gone home”.

“Members of the public sponsor the upkeep of each resident feline”.

It is heartwarming to know that there are some people who care about the well-being of our feline population ❤

Cat hotel
 Cat hotel in Durban, S.A.

DEDICATED TO ALL SPECIES WHO SUFFER DUE TO HUMAN NEGLECT!

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

 

HUGO BOSS GOES FUR FREE!

Hugo Boss is a luxury brand name that appears on clothing as well as perfumes. Animal fur has been an integral part of Hugo Boss’s fashion house.

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Fur in Hugo Boss’s fashion house – a thing of the past

The luxury fashion brand has now pledged to go completely fur-free as from Autumn’s 2016 collection.

Hugo bossHugo Boss joins a growing list of fur-free brands and retailers, including Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Zara, and ASOS.

Claire Bass, Executive Director of Humane Society International/UK states

“Every designer or fashion label that features real fur contributes to normalising what is in actual fact a grotesque industry. It’s all too easy to forget that behind every fur trim collar or gilet lies the pain and suffering of once living, breathing animals… So by setting a new trend of compassion, Hugo Boss is showing that it is never acceptable for animals to die for the catwalk, and that’s a fashion craze we really hope other luxury brands will follow.”

# 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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