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#FeelFreeFriday ~ 87

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.

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Little Vixey ~ safe and sound

As you can see, she is dearly loved and now lives a life of comfort.

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Vixey ~ my fur belongs to me

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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.

POSSUMS: didn’t want to be there

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:

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Mommy possum with her babies

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).
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Sue Boot at the Earle Street Design store in Parnell, Auckland.

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Possum fur throws can fetch thousands of dollars. However, it requires 16 treatments to manufacture a throw, which has a negative environment impact.

Read more @ http://bit.ly/2aLhEnd

 

#FeelFreeFriday ~ 86

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.

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TLC given by Brolga ❤

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According to Brolga, “Baby kangaroos feel safe, comfortable and secure hanging in their pouches.”

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Feeding time at Brolga’s sanctury

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Waiting for the vet

Read the full story by Laura S. 

@ http://bit.ly/2bcjCfd

 

WHEN HEADWEAR = DEADWEAR

Pom-pom: Just the word conjures up images of  fun and frivolous decorations.

However, don’t be fooled.

As with all fur garments, some pom-poms are fake and some are made from animal fur. For every genuine fur pom-pom an animal suffered.

These are some companies that sell hats with real fur pom-poms.

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1. This is a genuine fur pom-pom on a baby’s hat sold by brand LIU.JO

2. This genuine dyed fox fur pom-pom and beret is sold by designer, Eugenia Kim.

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3. This hat is sold online @  www.dhgate.com. There is no indication of the type of animal killed for these pom-poms and it makes no difference!.

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4. Genuine raccoon dog fur pom-poms are on hats sold by the Fur Bobble shop.

Wearing the fur of dead animals is cruel, not cool. Please don’t support these retailers in any way.

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