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#FeelFreeFriday ~ 98

A gentle reminder that caring people do not wear animal fur.

Thank you Bont Voor Dieren (Holland) for this beautiful video, recently released.


Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who suffer and die in captivity for human greed!


#FeelFreeFriday ~ 97

On December 20, 2016 the Dutch court upheld the ban on mink farming in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands has 160 fur farms and is the fourth biggest fur farming country in the world, after China, Denmark and Poland.

This has been a long legal battle with fur farmers and sadly for the animals there is a phase out period, meaning the ban will only take full effect in 2024.

Nevertheless, this is another step towards ending the global trade in fur.


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#FeelFreeFriday ~ 96

There is a long chain of people who are accountable for keeping the fur market alive.

It starts with all those responsible for the many processes in fur production and ends with consumers buying fur goods.

Fashion designers and models who promote fur fashion, too, play a role in this brutal industry.

So I was extremely happy to read that Australian model Ruby Jean Wilson has taken a stance against fur in the fashion industry. Ruby Jean turned up at a shoot, only to realise she was expected to wear fur. Her response was to walk out!  

Thank you Ruby Jean for putting compassion over fashion.


Ruby Jean, who follows a vegan lifestyle, turned up at a shoot only to realise she was expected to wear fur. 

Read more @ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/Vegan-model-walks-shoot-realis…

Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who suffer and die in captivity for human greed!

FUR TRINKETS: Not compassionate

Of late, I have been horrified at the amount of disgusting fur key rings and bag charms that people are casually displaying.

I can only assume that these individuals are unaware of the extreme suffering to which an animal was subjected for such frivolous items.

Or perhaps they just don’t care!fur-key-ringsI believe that NO compassionate person would knowingly support the fur market in any way, but hey, maybe compassion is an outdated value.

#FeelFreeFriday ~ 95

The good news of the week is that on 29 NOVEMBER 2016, fur farming in JAPAN came to an end.japanThis was not entirely a compassionate decision but also one to protect the environment.

Since implementation of the Japanese Invasive Alien Species Act in 2006 it became illegal to build new mink fur farms in Japan.

An unlicensed fur farm in Niigata had received multiple warnings from the Ministry of Environment for violating both the Invasive Alien Species Act and the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals. In 2015, after observing serious welfare issues at this fur farm and spotting escaped mink, Animal Rights Center Japan again reported the unlicensed illegal activity of the farm.

After receiving another warning, the farmer decided that the farm was no longer economically viable and therefore closed.

Given that this was Japan’s last remaining fur farm, Japan joins a growing number of countries that are leaving fur farming behind.

Read more @ http://www.furfreealliance.com/japan-makes-end-fur-farming/

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


Anti-fur tweet sheet:




Countdown to WFFF

Worldwide Fur Free Friday (WFFF) is a day when people across the globe unite against the fur trade.

Please join Fur Free SA with a tweet storm on Friday 25th November 2016.
This link will access the event for more details.


A tweet sheet will be posted on Thursday. Watch this space.

Every tweet counts!

Worldwide Fur Free Friday 2016

Every year Worldwide Fur Free Friday (WFFF) is held on Black Friday (USA). Sadly (WFFF) is being held again this year.

It is a day of INTERNATIONAL ACTION, as protests against the sale of fur are held across the world.wfff

How I long for a cruelty free world ~ what a wonderful world that would be!

#FeelFreeFriday ~ 94

Rabbits are intelligent, social beings who suffer terribly on factory farms.

They are skinned by the thousands for their fur, and tortured in laboratories for cosmetics.

Please only buy cruelty-free products.


Image by Mitzi Ocean from the International Anti-fur Coalition

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

#FeelFreeFriday ~ 93


Perth-born fashion designer Kym Ellery recently faced criticism from animal activists and PeTA for including fox and rabbit fur pieces in her pre-fall 2016 collection, modeled in Paris this year.

After tens of thousands of people signed PeTA’s petition and bombarded Ellery’s social media with anti-fur messages, Ellery has made the ethical choice to drop fur from her clothing label. From 2017, the label will no longer feature items made with fur.

Hopefully more designers will follow suit!

Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who live and die for human greed.


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