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More than 80,000 baby seals will be slaughtered in Namibia to make Fur Coats in China that Are SOLD OVER THE INTERNET! evil

FUR: Brushed under the carpet


Photo credit: Anti-Fur Society, Norway

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

Makeup brushes are often made from squirrel, mink, sable and horse or goat hair.

Mink and sable fur brushes are derived from the broader fur industry where animals are kept and killed in horrific conditions.

Squirrels are hunted or trapped and can die a slow agonising death.

Every year, millions of animals are trapped, drowned, and beaten to death in the wild. On fur farms they are gassed, strangled, electrocuted, or beaten and skinned alive.

Shaving brushes are commonly made from badger hair.

The animal hair for these brushes is often sourced from countries where there are inadequate animal protection laws.

Please always be sure that your products are cruelty free.

To guarantee this, rather avoid any type of fur product.





I’m sure most of you know the story behind Cecil the lion.

While this was indeed a tragic incident, we must not forget about all the other victims of the blood-lust and desire for domination that drives some humans to kill.

Although most of the world’s fur is supplied from fur farms, trapping of animals for their fur still occurs. Animals die an agonising death and often will chew off their own limbs to escape.

Other creatures also get caught in traps and are then just discarded.

You just need to look at these people’s faces to see their sadistic pleasure in killing other species. 

Trapped animals are skinned and their fur sold at auctions.                                 psychopath2
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Bears are trapped and used for hats by the Queen’s royal guard in the UK.

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Canada Goose uses the fur of trapped coyotes ~ just for trim!


We have to fight this cruelty in every possible way!


This super happy mink in the wild sums up how I am feeling today 🙂

happy mink


Because this week (June 2015) the mayor Fernando Haddad of São Paolo, the biggest city in Brazil, signed a historic law that bans the import and sales of fur products in São Paolo.

This legislation, proposed by councillor Laércio Benko and approved unanimously by the City Council in May, aims to ban animal products of extreme cruelty. The law now protects animals such as rabbits, foxes, mink, badgers, seals, coyotes, squirrels and chinchillas whose fur was used for coats and other fashion accessories.

This is a huge step forward to stop the extreme suffering of animals and hopefully other cities will follow suit.

In November last year, the city of São Paolo signed a law to ban the farming of chinchillas, mink and other fur animals for their pelts.

The reason?

“Animals bred for the fashion industry are highly stressed, mistreated and kept in cages that are so small they cannot even move properly,” the law stated.

“All this cruelty makes fashion that uses animal fur immoral and unjustifiable”.

Sao Paolo

Brazil was one of the biggest chinchilla fur producers in the world, after Argentina.

Brazil and chinchillas

Besides fur, the law also prohibits the production and sales of foie gras – duck or goose liver which production involves the controversial force-feeding.

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Namibia, a country on the West coast of Africa and bordering on South Africa, is known for its deep red sand dunes and rugged coast line. sand duneSadly, every year the red intensifies on these dunes, from the blood of massacred Cape Fur seals – hence “fifty shades of red” (The Seals of Nam).

Seals of NamDespite numerous actions being taken against the Namibian government, Cape Fur seals continue to be bludgeoned to death.

According to the Namibian government, these marine mammals are killed to protect fish stocks. This, however, has been disproved by studies that have shown that the seal population on that coastline has no significant economic impact on the fishery industry. 

Campaigners against this annual “cull” argue that the seals are killed in order to sell their fat and fur.

It is the seal pups who are beaten to death with spiked clubs for their soft fur. They are only a few months old when this happens.                 

Newborn Cape seal pup

                  PLEASE BE MY VOICE

The male seals are killed for their genitals, which are sold in Asia as an aphrodisiac.                                                                                                             clubbing seals 

The Seals of Nam, a South African organisation, campaigns against the senseless killing of seals in Namibia, for commercial purposes. 

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This organisation was founded by animal rights campaigner Pat Dickens in 2010 and is now extremely influential globally. The Seals of Nam collaborates internationally with other organisations that fight to conserve our oceans and all life that rightfully inhabit its waters. 

The Seals of Nam has initiated many actions against the brutality inflicted on the Seals in Namibia and offers logistical support” to like-minded organisations.

In its own words:

“We will continue to fight for an end of the Namibian hunt. We believe it to be unsustainable, illegal, immoral, uneconomical and a violation of human rights as well as basic animal welfare standards”.

For further information here is the Facebook link of The Seals of Nam  https://www.facebook.com/TheSealsOfNam

Petitions that can be signed:




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A BIG THANK YOU TO Umut Sandoval Erkut, who is originally from Turkey, for sending me the video below.

Umut Sandoval Erkut

Umut Sandoval Erkut ~ Face Book profile

It is compiled by Turkish people against fur. There are English sub titles.

Sadly many fur retailers go to Turkey to source fur items.

The Istanbul Leather and Fur Fair is held in Turkey where leather and fur dealers from all around the world sell their wares “at a very reasonable price” (http://www.istanbulderifuari.com/en/index.php).


These items are already made up and there is no way of knowing from where and how they are sourced.



NB: PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE: Netherlands wants no fur farms!

Just click on this link:


This campaign is joinly run by Bont Voor Dieren & Dieren Bescherming

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 The following translation is taken directly from the petition and explains the campaign:

In the Netherlands, nearly 6 million mink are bred each year and slain for their fur. Minks are wild animals who live in small steel wire cages on huge farms. The number of farms is declining somewhat in the Netherlands, but the number of mink that is slain has almost doubled since 2000! The mink skins are then exported and processed into fur coat, collar or purse.


After years of intense lobbying by the Animal and Bont voor Dieren Parliament end of 2012 enacted a ban on mink farming. The prohibition is a transitional period until 2024, making it possible for mink holders to offset their loss and to switch to another industry.Unfortunately, the 160 mink holders in the Netherlands have jointly pursued a lawsuit against the Dutch state. The judge then concluded that while it is possible to ban mink breeding, but the mink holders are not compensated enough. This is the mink breeding ban since June of table: a huge blow to the mink.


Fortunately Secretary Dijksma went immediately appealed. This appeal is probably in January 2015. Fur for Animals and the Animal Protection do everything to show that the mink holders Netherlands fur farms do not want. Because 85% of the Dutch are against fur production. That is why we launched a joint campaign to recall the mink holders to stop litigating and to show resistance to fur farms.

PLEASE Sign and share the petition: Netherlands wants no fur farms!

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Department store Harvey Nichols has gone back on its fur free policy from 2004 and has started selling real animal fur again.

Want to take a stand against the sale of animal fur?

Please sign and share this petition against Harvey Nichols:


This petition is part of a broader campaign against Harvey Nichols.

Recently, several anti-fur activists braved the cold and wet weather to protest outside this clothing store.                                                      Harvey nichols protest

Of course Harvey Nichols can’t show evidence of any humane fur farming.

Why? Because all fur farming is inherently cruel! Harvey Nichols 2

Instead, Harvey Nichols has approached the High Court in London to try gag the campaign against its company.

The company is requesting that anti-fur protesters are banned from streets across the country where they have stores.

Heartless HN

Harvey Nichols Heads to Court to Gag Campaign!

According to Justice For Animals, activists will legally oppose this action and  “We will not stop being a voice for animals on fur farms”.

This campaign has “attracted widespread coverage and condemnation of Harvey Nichols’ sale of fur, including in Vogue, The Fashion Times, Drapers and Fashion United”.

This desperate move by Harvey Nichols has not stopped the Heartless Harvey Nichols campaign, which has intensified in these days  leading up to the Christmas seasonHarvey nichols 3                                                                                                                                                                                                    Harvey Nichols 1



No, these are not cute puppies and kitties for sale.

They are very realistic toys made in China and sold in various parts of the world. I have seen them in South African shops.

They are so realistic that in all likelihood they are made from real cat and dog fur.


Seen in a warehouse in Grafton Shopping Centre – Cambridge

A  shopper at  Grafton Shopping centre – Cambridge, saw the label on these toys stating, “Made in China your own sleeping cat/dog made out of cat/dog fur”.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cat and dog






Sadly this is not unbelievable.

While it is hard to imagine why any creature should be skinned for a fashion item or trinket, there is a booming trade in dog and cat fur in China.

There are  virtually no animal protection laws in China and many animals are skinned ~ sometimes alive ~ for their fur.

Dog and cat fur is generally less expensive than other types of furs, which results in the false labelling of items.

According to Happy Paws Haven, “cat fur is sold as rabbit and dog fur is sold as ‘asian jackal’, ‘sobaki’, ‘gae wolf’ and Asian Wolf’”


Items or fur trim can also be labeled as fake fur to trick the consumer into buying something unintentionally.

If one burns the fur there is a distinctive difference in the smell of real and fake fur. Of course this is not advised in a shop context.

DNA testing can reveal the true identity of what animal was used for a particular fur.

Various anti-fur organisations have done DNA testing and found items to made of animal fur even when not labelled as such.

In particular, toys for pets are often dyed and sold as synthetic when in fact this is not the case.


If you are not absolutely sure that something is synthetic rather not take the chance.

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