No wild animal should be kept as a pet.
However, in the case of Vixey the fox, this was her only chance in life. Vixey was rescued from a Czech fur farm.
Her fate on the fur farm, as with thousands of foxes, would have meant suffering in a tiny metal cage where none of her natural needs would have been met. She then would have been anally electrocuted, skinned and her body dumped. Her beautiful fur would have ended around the neck of a vain person or as a piece of decorative trim on a jacket.
As you can see, she is dearly loved and now lives a life of comfort.
Read about Vixey (needs to be translated into english) @ http://bit.ly/2aObdPK
Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who suffer and die for human greed.
Humans can be the most selfish beings on this planet.
They create problems with natural eco-systems and then choose the easy solution, which invariably means killing the “unwanted” species.
Take the case of possums, for example:
The Australian brush tailed possum was introduced to New Zealand in 1837 to establish a fur trade. In New Zealand there are no predators, which resulted in the increase of the possum population.
Now, according to the New Zealand department of conservation, “the possum has become one of the greatest threats to our natural environment”. Possums are, therefore, considered to be “pests”.
This of course gives people permission to exploit the situation to make money. Every year, over one million possums are trapped and skinned for their fur in New Zealand. These possum fur items are also sold for large sums of money in other countries.
No wonder Sue Boot, whose company Simply Bush harvests around a million possums a year, looks so happy.
(Photos by PETER MEECHAM/FAIRFAX MEDIA).
Read more @ http://bit.ly/2aLhEnd
Jumping with joy:
It makes me hopping mad that Kangaroos are killed for their skins.
A case in point is Nike, which has come under fire by animal activists for using Kangaroo skin for its football boots. These kangaroos are hunted and according to Australia’s code of practice if a slaughtered female has a baby (joey) in her pouch, this baby “must also be killed immediately, by decapitation or a heavy blow to the skull to destroy the brain, or shooting” read more @ http://bit.ly/2bbj3Fr
So I was extremely happy to read about one compassionate man, Chris ‘Brolga’ Barns.
Brolga has opened a Kangaroo Sanctuary in central Australia’s Alice Springs. Currently he looks after 30 orphaned kangaroos.
Their mothers’ might have been run over or hunted leaving their babies to die, if it was not for Brolga.
Read the full story by Laura S.