Every year anti-fur campaigners unite in one voice against the despicable fur industry. This is known as Worldwide Fur Free Friday (WFFF). Demonstrations numbering up to 200 locations have been held around the world.
It is sad that there is still a need to hold such protests, as nobody needs fur fashion or trinkets in the 21st century.
The International Anti-fur Coalition co-ordinates this global event and has some powerful images, which say more than words.
This year WFFF takes place on November 27th and in support of this I will post an IAFC image every day this week.
If you wouldn’t wear animal fur then you definitely don’t want it in your brushes ~ makeup and shaving brushes.
Makeup brushes are often made from squirrel, mink, sable and horse or goat hair.
Mink and sable fur brushes are derived from the broader fur industry where animals are kept and killed in horrific conditions.
Squirrels are hunted or trapped and can die a slow agonising death.
Every year, millions of animals are trapped, drowned, and beaten to death in the wild. On fur farms they are gassed, strangled, electrocuted, or beaten and skinned alive.
Shaving brushes are commonly made from badger hair.
The animal hair for these brushes is often sourced from countries where there are inadequate animal protection laws.
Please always be sure that your products are cruelty free.
To guarantee this, rather avoid any type of fur product.
This week, after an appeal in January 2015, the appeal court has upheld the mink fur farming ban in the Netherlands. The Netherlands has been the third-largest producer of mink fur after Denmark and China, so millions of minks will be spared from a life of torture.
It has been a turbulent journey, which I have tracked since 2012
December 2012, the Dutch senate passed a ban on mink farming, largely due to investigations done by Bont Voor Dieren that revealed appalling conditions on fur farms. The aim was to phase out mink farming over ten years.
In the words of Nicole van Gemert,
‘Ever since our foundation, Bont voor Dieren has put up a battle against the Dutch mink breeders. We have had to endure some major setbacks, the overturn of the mink ban last year being the absolute low point. But perseverance kills the game: not only is the mink ban back in force, all expansions of mink farms carried out since the ban was announced are now illegal.’
DEDICATED TO ALL NONHUMAN ANIMALS WHO LIVE AND DIE IN CAPTIVITY!
Singer Rihanna has a terrible reputation for her love of fur clothing.
Looking at this outfit it seems she has a desperate need to draw attention to herself, as well.
So it was no surprise that anti-fur campaigners protested when Rihanna was at a Macy’s in Brooklyn recently for the release of her new perfume line “RiRi”. Although security stepped in to remove the protesters, they made their point.
Please never buy RiRi perfume.
See the action.
So powerful. So creative.