I rescued a baby squirrel on Monday and I absolutely adore him. I cannot tell you how lovely squirrels are. I named him Sammy and he is the cutest. I plan to find a rescue group that will re-release him soon. He needs to be in the wild, but I will miss him terribly.
Caring for a baby squirrel got me thinking. Who could possibly hurt this little guy? Squirrels are incredibly smart, crafty, and loving animals. In fact, squirrels are one of the top 10 smartest animals. Squirrels have adapted to living alongside humans, eating out of bird-feeders, flower gardens and whatever food might be lying around. They are also able to store food for leaner times, and then find their hidden morsels many months later. They may also pretend to hide food in order to confuse potential thieves, which researchers believe shows an advanced level of cunning and intellect.
Unfortunately, it is estimated that over 30 million+ squirrels are hunted annually. It takes over a 100 squirrels to make just one fur coat. While squirrel fur coats aren’t as common, squirrel fur does make it’s way into your makeup bag. Squirrel hair is also commonly found in makeup and paint brushes. This fur isn’t donated from the squirrel community, they have been hunted or trapped and killed for their fur. Now that I am an avid squirrel fan, I ask you to please buy synthetic brushes. Click HERE for some awesome synthetic alternatives. #vegansofig
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