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Cruelty to Animals in Thirty Seconds Flat

Nothing justifies such cruelty towards animals. All this pain is inflicted on helpless creatures for ugly Prada handbags. Please don’t support the “skin trade” in any way!

Rantings From a Virtual Soapbox

Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.

CRUELTY TO ANIMALS IN 30 SECONDS FLAT

PRADA S.p.A. is an Italian luxury fashion house, specializing in leather handbags, travel accessories, shoes, ready-to-wear, perfumes and other fashion accessories, and, according to several footages, cruelty to animals too.

In September 2015, PETA investigators traveled to South Africa to get never-before-seen footage inside the largest ostrich slaughter companies in the world. There, YOUNG OSTRICHES ARE KEPT IN BARREN DIRT FEEDLOTS UNTIL THEY’RE TRUCKED TO SLAUGHTERHOUSES. THE 1-YEAR-OLD BIRDS ARE TURNED UPSIDE DOWN IN A STUNNER, THEN HAVE THEIR THROATS SLIT AND THEIR FEATHERS PLUCKED OUT, creating the bumpy-textured skin that Prada uses in its handbags and store sofas.

Warming!  Disturbing images

Take Action
Please send a message to Hermès and Prada:
Hermès and Prada Suppliers Exposed: Young Ostriches Butchered for ‘Luxury’ Bags
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#FeelFreeFriday ~ 77

Raccoons, like all wild animals, belong in the wild whenever possible. Sadly, they are commonly hunted and skinned for their fur.

Raccoon skin, Davy Crockett caps are particularly popular.pump1 That aside, Pumpkin is one lucky raccoon who will live in safety and comfort for the rest of her life. Pumpkin was found injured when she was a baby. The family that found and nursed Pumpkin has now integrated her into their family.PumpBecause of this early bonding experience, in all likelihood Pumpkin would not survive in the wild. As you will see from this delightful video the family makes sure Pumpkin has everything she needs to thrive. 

Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who suffer for human greed!

PETITION: FUR is OFFENSIVE NOT LUXURIOUS

If you haven’t yet. Please add your voice to this anti-fur petition:

http://chn.ge/1S15enC

In 2015, Sandton City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, opened a luxury section called “Diamond Walk”, where several shops sell items containing animal fur.

This petition is to inform the management of this shopping centre that animal fur fashion is no longer considered to be luxury.

Even if Sandton City management do nothing, it is important for compassionate people to speak out against the despicable fur industry.

Remember, West Hollywood and Australia banned the sale of real fur in shops due to public pressure.

#FeelFreeFriday ~ 76

Brown bear 21-year-old Ewkas and her 13 year old daughter Gienia lived in a mini-zoo in Braniewo in northern Poland. For years they were kept in confined conditions on a concrete floor with inadequate medical care. Thanks to FOUR PAWS, in a six-hour long journey, the bears were moved to their large new enclosure in Poznan Zoo.

You might be thinking so what, this is just another zoo.

Sadly these bears probably would not cope in the wild after so many years of confinement.

However, the quality of their lives has dramatically improved, as the two bears now live in a spacious outdoor area of nearly 4,000 m² in size. This enclosure was built to strict animal welfare criteria and financed with the help of FOUR PAWS.

As you can see on their faces, they are delighted with their new life! 

happy bears

Brown bears, Ewka and Gienia get a new lease on life. Photo credit: FOUR PAWS

Bears are extensively hunted for their fur in Canada and Russia 😦

Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who are killed for human greed!

 

MISLABELLING FUR: Not a mistake

Due to weak labelling laws, misinforming consumers about the contents of fur items has become a global problem.

Products containing animal fur can be labelled as synthetic or not labelled at all. Unsuspecting consumers buy these items assuming the fur on their garments is synthetic.

The Sun (UK) did an investigation including DNA testing on mislabelled fur goods. The results are shocking.

Below are some of the findings of the objects in this photo:

Mislabelling

Photo: The Sun (UK)

  • KIDS’ SHOES (top row, left)

Label details: None

Lab finding: Most consistent with chinchilla

  • BLACK COAT (top row, centre)

Label: 100 % polyester

Lab finding: Consistent with raccoon dog/fox

  • BLACK SHOES (top row, right)

Label: None

Lab findings: Most consistent with rabbit

  • BEIGE GLOVES (middle row, centre)

Label details: None

Lab findings: Fur most consistent with rabbit

  • POMPOM KEY RINGS (middle row, beige)

Label: None

Lab findings: Most consistent with rabbit

  • WHITE BAG (middle row, centre)

Label: None

Lab finding: Most consistent with rabbit

  • PURPLE CARDIGAN (middle row, right)

Label: None

Lab result: Most consistent with rabbit

  • RED HAT (bottom row, left)

Label: 100 per cent acrylic

Lab findings: Most consistent with raccoon dog

  • STRIPED NECK WARMER (bottom row, middle)

Label: Polyester, acrylic and cotton

Lab findings: Most consistent with rabbit

  • BOBBLE HAT (bottom row, middle)

Label: 100 per cent acrylic

Lab findings: Most consistent with fox

  • BLACK GLOVES (bottom row, right)

Label: None

Lab findings: Most consistent with rabbit

Read more @ http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/6816528/Animal-pelts-in-UK-High-Street-sold-as-fake-fur.html

If in doubt, please don’t buy.

#FeelFreeFriday ~ 75

All life

ARTIST ~ LYNDA BELL (NEW ZEALAND)

All life matters ❤

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

NO WAY NORWAY!

When I first read this news about a document released by the Environmental Investigation Agency, a London-based nonprofit, and the U.S.-based Animal Welfare Institute, I thought it was  a bad April Fool’s joke.

Sadly it’s not!

Norway is one of the three countries that continues to commercially hunt whales.

Norway has a thriving fur industry. According to the press release, last year alone Norway “exported between 258 tons of fox skins and 1,000 tons of mink skins to the European Union”.

Because very few people in Norway want to eat whale meat, this meat is ending up in the feed manufactured for animals on fur farms.

Rogaland Pelsdyrfôrlaget is  the largest manufacturer of animal feed for Norway’s fur industry and includes whale meat in its feed.

whale meat

A whale being dismembered in Norway, only to be fed to animals on fur farms!

SHAME ON NORWAY.

Please sign this petition addressed to Elisabeth Aspaker, Minister of the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs:

http://bit.ly/1N8E3oO

#FeelFreeFriday ~ 74

I am always thrilled when a person takes an anti-fur stand.

It is particularly pleasing when someone from the fashion world speaks out against the despicable fur industry.

This is what Sairey Stemp, senior fashion editor of Cosmopolitan (UK), says about the fur trade:

“The fur industry is one of the most barbaric, hideous, cruel and bloody industries. The reason it continues is simply because of money. If people didn’t buy and wear fur, if the fashion industry didn’t use and support it, then it would cease to be a viable commercial industry and the fur farms would close”.sairey stemp

Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who are bred and killed for human greed!

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