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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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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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Worldwide Fur Free Friday 2016

Every year Worldwide Fur Free Friday (WFFF) is held on Black Friday (USA). Sadly (WFFF) is being held again this year.

It is a day of INTERNATIONAL ACTION, as protests against the sale of fur are held across the world.wfff

How I long for a cruelty free world ~ what a wonderful world that would be!

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Perth-born fashion designer Kym Ellery recently faced criticism from animal activists and PeTA for including fox and rabbit fur pieces in her pre-fall 2016 collection, modeled in Paris this year.

After tens of thousands of people signed PeTA’s petition and bombarded Ellery’s social media with anti-fur messages, Ellery has made the ethical choice to drop fur from her clothing label. From 2017, the label will no longer feature items made with fur.

Hopefully more designers will follow suit!

Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who live and die for human greed.


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Fox hunting in the UK, which is still enjoyed by some, is justified as being part of “tradition”.

No thought is given to the terror and pain that the hunted fox goes through.

It took a first hand experience with a fox, for Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who was pro-hunting,to change his mind.

He now fights for the  banning of this barbaric blood sport.

It is always encouraging to see that attitudes can change.


Foxes are naturally curious creatures ~ Photo by Ivan Kislov

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Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who suffer for human greed!


SQUIRREL FUR: Don’t brush aside

squirrel1If you wouldn’t wear animal fur then you definitely don’t want it in your brushes ~ makeup, shaving and art brushes.

Every year, millions of animals are trapped, drowned and beaten to death in the wild for their fur. They die an agonising death before being skinned for their fur.

Squirrels are hunted or trapped for makeup brushes. Many makeup brushes are manufactured in developing countries where there are inadequate animal protection laws. These brushes are then sold on international markets.

This fur is known as “forgotten fur”, as many consumers don’t realise that genuine fur is used in non-clothing items.

Please always be sure that your products are cruelty free.

Here is the link to PeTA’s list of cruelty free brands for makeup brushes.



Richness in life is so much more than money ❤


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