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Seals and more

It is wonderful news that Norway will no longer massacre beautiful seals for their fur. Here are some great photos of seals in that area ~ enjoy!

The World according to Dina

A couple of days ago we flew via the Orkneys on our way to Norway. And do you know what we saw there?
Our friends the seals with their cute pups. We actually looked at the seals on our beach in Cley lately but these seals were selkies, as mentioned by Amy Sackville in her recommendable novel “Orkneys“. Selkies are actually relatives of the fairies like us, living in the North.

Vor einigen Tagen flatterten wir über die Orkneys nach Norway. Und Ihr glaubt es kaum, was wir dort sahen. Wir trafen dort unsere Verwandten die Seehunde mit ihren Jungen. Klar hatten wir sie schon an unserem Strand besucht, aber dies hier waren Selkies, diese Wesen, die Amy Sackville in ihrem brillanten Roman “Orkneys” erwähnt.

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Do you know what selkies are?
As you see on these pictures they are seals, but very special ones. They sometimes get…

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VICTORY!

Norway has finally made the ethical choice and will no longer kill seals for their fur.

This is for a number of reasons:

  • The Norwegian government cut seal-slaughter subsidies in 2015.

  • Stringent European Union regulations against importing seal skins and other seal products make it difficult to find outlets for seal products.

  • There is huge public outrage against all annual seal massacres.

baby harp seal

Read more @

http://bit.ly/2kAKnlv

Canada and Namibia, however, still persist with this barbaric practice, every year, to make money by selling seal pelts to fashion houses.

FUR TEDDY BEARS: not comforting

A French company, Histoire de Bêtes, is manufacturing  teddy bears containing rabbit, mink and coypu fur.

To add insult to injury, these teddy bears have an added piece of crocodile skin for their noses.

Unfortunately this company prides itself on producing its toys “with love”, adding that each toy comes with an “extra soul and softness”.

Honestly, I find this chilling and it certainly does not give me a warm fuzzy feeling!

teddy

Photo by Histoire de Bêtes

Read the full story @

http://www.thelocal.fr/20170105/teddy-bears-with-real-animal-fur-cause-outrage-in-france

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More good news for animals!

Thanks to animal rights activists, on January 6, 2017 India banned the import of the skins of reptiles, as well as the furs of certain animals including foxes, minks and chinchillas ~ all of which are used to manufacture clothing and accessories.

This ban was implemented for ethical and compassionate reasons and thanks to this ban the lives of tens of thousands of animals will be saved.

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Snakes are cruelly killed to make shoes out of their skins

snake-skin

Snake skins ready to be turned into accessories that nobody needs

 

crocodile

Crocodile skins tanned and dyed to make shoes and other useless accessories

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Crocodile skin shoes

hanging pelts

It takes around 200 chinchilla skins to make one fur coat

 Read more @

http://bit.ly/2iMJcNY

Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who are tortured for human greed

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After a long, dedicated and persistent struggle by “citizens, experts, institutions and animal protection organizations” Croatia has finally banned fur farming, as from January 1, 2017

Read the full story @

http://prijatelji-zivotinja.hr/index.en.php?id=1983

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