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#FeelFreeFriday ~ 66

Meet Tun, a raccoon dog rescued in Japan.

Raccoon dogs are a different species to the raccoon, but are named as such because of their markings.                                                                                                                             

TUN

Photo by @chibi_tori

While keeping a wild animal as a companion animal is not usually a good idea, Tun would not have lived if he was not rescued.

Thank you @chibi_tori  for giving Tun a chance in life.

Many thousands of raccoon dogs are farmed intensively and brutally killed for their fur every year. Raccoon dog fur is also referred to as Murmansky fur and you will find it in fur fashion clothing across the world. 

Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who are bred and killed in captivity!

FUR IN MOVIES

It is that time of the year when awards for achievements in the film industry are being handed out at glitzy ceremonies.

Have you ever wondered about the origin of fur costumes?

Unfortunately they are not all vintage!

One company supplying genuine fur to film sets is Wachtenheim Furs (LA), which claims to be the largest manufacturer of lynx fur worldwide. This furrier sells ready-made furs, as well as raw pelts from which designers can manufacture costumes.

However, as with the “real world”, people in the film world can make ethical choices.

For example, costume designer Deborah Hopper used faux fur in Angelina Jolie’s costume in the Changeling.

Here is Angelina on set for Salt, wearing “synchilla” (synthetic) and not chinchilla fur.

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Thank you Angelina and Deborah for making ethical choices ❤

Cruelty is a choice.

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A heartwarming video ❤

I cannot understand how anyone can kill foxes or any animal to make fur items that nobody needs in the 21st century.

DEDICATED TO ALL NONHUMAN ANIMALS WHO LIVE AND DIE IN CAPTIVITY

#AntiFurPetition ~ Intermix

Please, a signature from you could mean a lifetime for them.

https://www.change.org/p/intermix-please-go-fur-free

Intermix sells internationally and has many types of skinned animal fur for sale: Fox fur, rabbit fur, raccoon fur, and coyote fur.

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#FeelFreeFriday ~ 64

One clever arctic fox escapes trappers.

The video tells the story so don’t be put off by the Russian language.

P.S. Sad about all the other animals who don’t get away!

DEDICATED TO ALL NONHUMAN ANIMALS WHO LIVE AND DIE BECAUSE OF HUMAN GREED.

SHAME ON CHRISTIAN-LOUBOUTIN

Please sign: 

https://www.change.org/p/christian-louboutin-stop-using-fox-fur-for-your-products

CHRISTIAN-LOUBOUTIN stop using fox fur in your products!Fox fur shoe

Behind every piece of fur trim was a living creature!

 

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A POIGNANT ANTI-FUR STATEMENT!

To emphasise that fur comes from living sentient beings, this shrine was recently set up by anti-fur activists, outside a fur shop in London.

The shrine was in memory of “Ruby” a rabbit who symbolises all creatures killed and skinned for their fur.

There was a book where people could write messages of condolence, as well.                                                                                                                         kooples_memorial_2 kooples_memorial_3 kooples_memorial_4kooples_memorial_1

DEDICATED TO ALL NONHUMAN BEINGS WHO LIVE AND DIE IN CAPTIVITY FOR HUMAN GREED.

MAKE A CHOICE

This brilliant compilation by Louise Du Toit (South African singer & songwriter), highlights how we can make compassionate choices every day of our lives.

See for yourself by clicking on the video below.

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Wishing  you all a fulfilling 2016.

I find these words by the Dalai Lama inspirational and wanted to share them as a New Year message.

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