emy in furNO FUR EVER

Hello there!
Hello there!

I live in Johannesburg, South Africa ~ also termed the “rainbow nation” because it comprises many nationalities. 

Although I am a clinical psychologist with a doctorate in psychotherapy, my real passion is fighting for animal rights. I would like to connect with animal lovers from all over the world.


My lifestyle is vegan and I support all animal rights issues. 

The trade in fur is one of the most abhorrent activities on this planet. It entails the farming and killing of wild animals in the most horrendous ways. This is solely for a fashion item that nobody needs in the 21st century.

I have started a campaign where compassionate people are pledging to NEVER BUY any items containing real fur. This will be used by Fur Free SA to approach South African retailers to be fur free. This has already happened in Australia department stores.

Clicking on this link will take you to the pledge.


For the rest of my life I am working towards stopping the sale of fur in South Africa. This might not happen in my lifetime but even if I leave one step behind, that will be one step closer to the goal. 

This journey cannot be done alone. ALL MY ANTI-FUR ACTIVISM IS ENDORSED BY FUR FREE SA AND BEAUTY WITHOUT CRUELTY.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               WFFF                         Fur Free SA   Beauty without cruelty             



My blog FUR OUT THE CLOSET is a way of documenting this journey and sharing it with others who hopefully will give me input. 

My blog also explores the concept and practice of animal activism, from “clickerism” to radical action. 

Posts on the blog will cover all aspects of the fur industry. I have deliberately not bombarded you with horrific photos of the fur trade. There are many other blogs where you can see these shocking images. 

I aim to vary my posts from personal to educational or whatever else may seem appropriate.  

Please contribute to the discussions. It is wonderful to connect with people all over the world who feel the same way about animals as what I do.


  1. Ann Koplow says:

    Emy! I’m so glad our paths have crossed here in the blog-o-sphere and I greatly admire and support the work you are doing in the human-and-animal-sphere. Many thanks.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Ritu says:

    Hi! I just nominated you for a Premio Dardos award. Check it out!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Emy Will says:

      Oh my goodness Ritu. I am so sorry to only respond now but my life has been hectic!

      I am very appreciative for the nomination and love getting awards. However, because I am so slack at fulfilling the requirements I have chosen to be a non-award blog.

      My main reward, though, is you taking an interest in my blog:-D

      Heartfelt thanks,
      Emy ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Anarette says:

    Lots of kudos for all you do! I referred to your website on Anarette.com as part of the Paws for Peace and Understanding movement which Ms. Zulu started: http://anarette.com/2015/01/23/paws-for-peace-understanding/

    Liked by 1 person

  4. petrel41 says:

    Congratulations, Emy!

    I have nominated your blog for the Real Neat Blog award.

    More about this nomination is at



    • Emy Will says:

      Much appreciated, Kitty and sorry for the late response. While I love getting awards I am very bad at fulfilling the requirements, so I am now a non award blog. My best award, though is your visit.
      Many thanks and best wishes,


  5. God bless you. You are doing noble work.
    Wish everyone understood that animals are not inferior to human beings.
    In fact, Gandhi ji used to say: “I believe that a more vulnerable a particular species or a particular community to excesses of mankind, the greater is the responsibility of the enlightened among us to protect them.”

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  6. fais says:

    great work dear are u on twitter

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Dr. Rex says:

    On another note … “It Is What It Is” has been honored by this new award. We would like to pay it forward. Remember, you don’t need to accept. Just know that your work is deeply appreciated!!
    But, hey …. there are no rules!!



  8. Rika says:

    What a great blog !
    I enjoyed reading ! I’d be very pleased to read your new posts soon enough!
    Much Love


  9. jaanethough says:

    Hello, I’ve nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award! Check it out here: https://jaanethough.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/creative-blogger-award/

    I hope you accept it but if you don’t,it’s okay. I would love for people who drop by my blog to check out yours and appreciate all the noble and great work you’ve done as much as I have. =)


  10. ~~~S Wave~~~ says:

    Thank you for visiting Life As a Wave where we often talk about a vegan lifestyle, animal rights, and our inherent Eco-connection. I look forward to staying connected, Emy!
    ~~S Wave~~

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  11. carmen says:

    My dear Emy! I made a little collage for International Women’s Day of some of the women I admire and inspire me! I hope you like the photo I chose of you.

    My blog is fur-free as you can see on the sidebar. I don’t buy leather or wool anymore since I learned the horror of these industries. I have never bought or worn new or used fur, however, I thought leather is a bi-product and sheep do not get hurt having their wool shaved. I know better now.

    I have added a link to your blog on the photo of you on my post. I hope more and more people will realize the needless suffering that goes on for so-called “fashion.” Animals should not be eaten, worn or experimented on because they are sentient beings.

    Thank you for getting word out – thank you for caring! God bless you!

    With compassion!
    ♥ carmen

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Earth Whisperer Conservation says:

    … An extraordinary and soulful account of the cruelty toward many species, endured every minute, on this planet. Congratulations to you. … Amazing blog!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Secular Vegan says:

    Thanks for a good blog which has been an eye-opener for me. Because I live in a country with a mild temperate climate, then I have rarely – if ever – seen anyone wearing fur, so I was unaware how large the fur industry is globally. Also, being a perpetually unfashionable bloke, who is frugal and doesn’t care for designer labels, then I am less exposed to whatever the fashion industry is doing.

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    • Emy Will says:

      As a crazy cat lady I don’t follow fashion either. However it is the hidden fur, like trim, trinkets and pet toys, that people are unaware of. Often mislabelling occurs, as well. My philosophy – if it is a furry object don’t buy. You just never know.


      • Secular Vegan says:

        I’ve just added this link about the anti-fur organisation Lynx to the relevant post on my blog (for which, thanks for liking). By chance I tried this link and it worked, although the last few times I tried it, it didn’t. It is an archived article from an English regional newspaper, the East Anglian Daily Times and it may be of interest:


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      • Emy Will says:

        Thanks so much for this info about Lynx. It is sad that so many years on the fight against fur continues. No one needs fur for fashion in the 21st century. It’s true that if there was no demand there would be no supply. However, unethical fashion designers are setting the trend and vacuous people just follow the trend. We must never give up raising awareness about all forms of cruelty to nonhuman animals. Veganism us the way to go.
        All the best,


  14. Gator Woman says:

    R U on Twitter?? If so, plz come see me??


  15. Hi Emily. Thank you for the great work you do! Would you mind please sharing and signing this anti-fur petition to ask the trendy clothing company VINCE to stop using real fur? Thank you!


    Liked by 1 person

  16. Gabriels Ok says:

    I don’t live in Jozi ,sadly not even 3000 miles near you. But still I live in an clean and pollution-free country,Lithuania.I wish i could help you so much


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