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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.


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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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

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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!


Photo by Histoire de Bêtes

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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.


Snakes are cruelly killed to make shoes out of their skins


Snake skins ready to be turned into accessories that nobody needs



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


Crocodile skin shoes

hanging pelts

It takes around 200 chinchilla skins to make one fur coat

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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

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A gentle reminder that caring people do not wear animal fur.

Thank you Bont Voor Dieren (Holland) for this beautiful video, recently released.


Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who suffer and die in captivity for human greed!

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There is a long chain of people who are accountable for keeping the fur market alive.

It starts with all those responsible for the many processes in fur production and ends with consumers buying fur goods.

Fashion designers and models who promote fur fashion, too, play a role in this brutal industry.

So I was extremely happy to read that Australian model Ruby Jean Wilson has taken a stance against fur in the fashion industry. Ruby Jean turned up at a shoot, only to realise she was expected to wear fur. Her response was to walk out!  

Thank you Ruby Jean for putting compassion over fashion.


Ruby Jean, who follows a vegan lifestyle, turned up at a shoot only to realise she was expected to wear fur. 

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Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who suffer and die in captivity for human greed!

FUR TRINKETS: Not compassionate

Of late, I have been horrified at the amount of disgusting fur key rings and bag charms that people are casually displaying.

I can only assume that these individuals are unaware of the extreme suffering to which an animal was subjected for such frivolous items.

Or perhaps they just don’t care!fur-key-ringsI believe that NO compassionate person would knowingly support the fur market in any way, but hey, maybe compassion is an outdated value.

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The good news of the week is that on 29 NOVEMBER 2016, fur farming in JAPAN came to an end.japanThis was not entirely a compassionate decision but also one to protect the environment.

Since implementation of the Japanese Invasive Alien Species Act in 2006 it became illegal to build new mink fur farms in Japan.

An unlicensed fur farm in Niigata had received multiple warnings from the Ministry of Environment for violating both the Invasive Alien Species Act and the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals. In 2015, after observing serious welfare issues at this fur farm and spotting escaped mink, Animal Rights Center Japan again reported the unlicensed illegal activity of the farm.

After receiving another warning, the farmer decided that the farm was no longer economically viable and therefore closed.

Given that this was Japan’s last remaining fur farm, Japan joins a growing number of countries that are leaving fur farming behind.

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Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who live and die in captivity for human greed!


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