EMY WILHELM: ANIMAL ACTIVIST AND ANTI-FUR CAMPAIGNER
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.
As Gandhi said: THE GREATNESS OF A NATION AND ITS MORAL PROGRESS CAN BE JUDGED BY THE WAY ITS ANIMALS ARE TREATED:
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.
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.