Category: Fur and Fur Farming

4/10/18. Today Is World Animals Day.

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It Is 2018; not 1618 – so its time to give animals the respect they deserve.

Break the cages, close the labs, shut down the slaughterhouses; stop the transport; trash all the bear bile facilities and free all the bears.  Put money second just for once; respect ALL sentient beings.

 

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https://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/

 

 

MISSION OF WORLD ANIMAL DAY
To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals.  It’s celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.  Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.

 Get involved –  https://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/get_involved

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Animal_Day

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Please be their voice – Thank You.

Celebrate all the good things today;

Regards Mark and Venus – WAV.

Poland: The blood business with fur

 

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There are around 800 fur farms in Poland, where more than eight million animals are imprisoned and killed. PETA has taken pictures of five of these farms, from 2016, showing shocking animal suffering. By keeping in tiny wire cages, foxes go crazy, constantly turning in circles and scratching desperately on the cage walls. The grid wires of the cage floors lead to swollen and inflamed paws in the animals. Diseases such as swollen palate obviously are not treated. Due to the systematic animal suffering, a bill has now been introduced in the Polish parliament to ban fur farms.

China: Terrified Badgers Bludgeoned For Paint, Shaving and Make Up Brushes.

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https://campaigns.peta2.com/terrified-badgers-bludgeoned-for-paint-shaving-makeup-

Driven Insane in Cramped Cages

Badgers are extremely social animals who naturally construct sophisticated underground burrow systems called setts, some of which stay in the family for generations. And they even have separate rooms for sleeping and giving birth as well as designated “bathroom” areas.

But on badger-hair farms, they can’t dig, forage for food, choose mates, or do anything fulfilling. As a result of the constant deprivation, many to go insane—continually pacing back and forth and spinning in circles inside their cages.

 

Bashed in the Head and Left Bleeding

Workers killed the badgers by bashing them in the head with whatever object was handy.

One was hit in the head with a chair leg. And because he was too scared to leave his cage, workers hit him again, causing him to fall onto the floor, where they cut his throat and left him to bleed out in excruciating pain—just like all the other badgers who were killed before him.

One badger was still moving for a full minute after his throat was cut. There is no excuse for this.

 

Is There Cruelty in Your Makeup Bag?

Here’s the deal: If you buy animal-hair brushes, there’s no way to know who was killed for them.

Many brushes made from animals are manufactured in developing countries where there are few animal-welfare regulations or none at all, such as in China. And no matter what country your brush came from, if it’s made from animal hair then it always comes from someone who suffered miserably for their entire life before they were violently killed … just for a brush.

PETA Asia eyewitnesses also found that brush factories exploit humans, too: One eyewitness was told that factories pay workers as little as US$4 for an eight-hour workday—far below even the local minimum wage, which is already extremely low: US$2.50 per hour, or US$20 per day.

 

England: London’s Fashion Week Goes Completely Fur Free For The First Time.

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London’s Fashion Week is Finally Going Fur-Free

Posted by Kenneth C. Wenzer | September 13, 2018

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For the first time in history, London Fashion Week will have zero fur.

This magnificent gesture by the British Fashion Council represents a milestone in the garment industry and could influence countless consumers to ditch fur themselves. With the results of a survey in hand, this organization announced that there is “a cultural change based on ideals and choice made by designer businesses, international brands as well as consumer sentiment – but also encouraged by the stance of multi-brand stores who are moving away from selling fur.”

Over the past few years, we have witnessed an increasing tempo of humanitarian concerns in the garment industry, many of whose professionals have graciously joined in the fur fight. Designers are coming to the realization that their lines of apparel can be tailored without cruelty. One by one, leading fashion houses have dropped fur without a sacrifice to the most discriminating tastes of their clients.

For millennia, seals, beavers, foxes and other creatures were relentlessly hunted with agonizing trapping methods. More recently, these fur-bearing animals have been subjected to slaughter farms and confined in substandard living conditions. These establishments, located in numerous countries around the world, engage in the most barbaric methods to feed an archaic lust for pelts. One pro-fur group even claims: “The lure of fine fur has never faltered. We all share in this rich and varied history and the traditions that were the cornerstone of this great nation from it’s [sic] beginning.”

Bob Dylan wrote in 1964 that “the times they are a changin’.” And so they are, most especially for the fur industry. A global distaste for the wearing of fur is constantly gaining momentum. With the advent of the internet and the relentless campaign by advocates against the cruelty towards animals, we may soon realize a fur-free future.

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Sweden: Activists liberate 5000 minks. Thank you!

 

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Published on Aug 21, 2018

On the 19th of August 2018, activists entered a fur farm during a protest in Hjo, Sweden. 5000 mink were freed from their cages.

A heartfelt “THANK YOU” to the activists of Sweden, who released the imprisoned on the cages of their sadistic Farma operators.
The argument that the liberated could be run over by cars or cannot survive in the wild is weak.
Every fate as a free being is better than the brutal, agonizing death of every day and for long time.
And then, there are the direct or collateral financial damage to the farm.
We can not liberate all animals, but we can use practices that the animal-raising industry fears most.
That is the “economic sabotage”.

My best regards to all, Venus

Lithuania: Some of The Worst Fur Farm Footage Ever Taken – See Below.

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Undercover footage by the Lithuanian organisation Kailiu Fermos shows what is being described as some of the most shocking suffering ever recorded on European fur farms. Lithuania is among the world’s largest mink fur producers, with as many as 2 million mink killed on fur farms each year.

The dreadful video (WARNING: EXTREMELY DISTRESSING FOOTAGE) shows mink dying and badly injured in small wire cages. One mink is injured so severely that its organs are visibly coming out of its body, other mink are suffering terrible sores. The footage also shows numerous acts of cannibalism and aggression. One animal screams and tries to crawl away while other animals tear at its insides from a gaping wound.

The Fur Free Alliance has said the video shows such distressing footage that several animal protection organisations have decided not to publish it.

Mink are predatory and wide-ranging animals, not adapted to living in battery cages. On top of that, mink are solitary and semi-aquatic animals. The stress of living in small cages with other animals causes extreme abnormal behaviour, such as cannibalism, self-mutilation and fighting injuries. When mink fall sick they are often left without any care on fur farms.

There are as many as 200 fur factory farms in Lithuania. Around 2 million mink, 4000 foxes and 50 000 chinchillas are killed every year on Lithuanian fur farms.

In 2017, over £100,000 worth of raw mink skins were imported into the UK from Lithuania. Real fur from farms with conditions like this is being worn on British streets.

Respect for Animals Campaign Director, Mark Glover says:

“These deplorable scenes are up there with the worst footage from fur farms that I have ever seen. The suffering experienced by these animals can barely be imagined.  This is the sickening truth about fur. Shame on the morally bankrupt fur industry and all who defend it.”

Gabriele Vaitkevičiūtė, head of Open Cages Lithuania, says:

“In small cages, the basic needs of animals cannot be met, so these problems are not isolated cased but occur on all fur farms. Animal welfare problems such as cannibalism and injuries are inherent to fur farms and are a result from the caging conditions. It would be naive to think that confining a few predatory animals together in one cage would not create aggression.”

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– http://www.respectforanimals.org/is-this-the-worst-fur-farm-footage-ever-recorded/ 

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UK: Burberry To Finally Stop Burning Unsold Products To ‘Protect’ Its Image – and Also Pledges To STOP Using Real fur On Products.

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Burberry to stop burning unsold items after green criticism  

Burberry is to end its practice of burning unsold clothes, bags and perfume and will also stop using real fur after criticism from environmental campaigners.

The British fashion house destroyed unsold £28.6m worth of products last year to protect its brand, taking the value of items destroyed over the past five years to £105m. It has previously defended its practice by saying that the energy generated from burning its goods was captured.

The FTSE 100 company now says it will reuse, repair, donate or recycle all unsaleable products.

Burberry will also end the use of real fur and says the debut collection from its new chief creative officer, Riccardo Tisci, to be presented on 17 September during London fashion week, will not feature any. Existing fur products will be phased out.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/sep/06/burberry-to-stop-burning-unsold-items-fur-after-green-criticism