The average slaughterhouse kills over 9,000 rabbits each day. These rabbits are bred SPECIFICALLY for their fur. Rabbits bred for their meat are usually killed around the age of 10-12 weeks when their flesh is a paler color which is more popular with consumers. By contrast, ‘fur’ rabbits are killed at several months old by which time they have developed a thicker skin and coat.
These rabbits are held in crates piled high in view of those being slaughtered. Faeces and urine trickle down from rabbits in crates above them.
Rabbits can scream. It’s a heart wrenching sound only heard when a rabbit is in extreme pain or stress. It is a sound heard all too often in these slaughterhouses. One by one, these rabbits have their throats slit. Many rabbits are not killed instantly. Still alive, with their feet shackled in the assembly line of death—they must wait to bled to death. Their meat is then discarded and their pelts collected to be made into a coat, a pair of earmuffs, or even a keychain.
Compassion is the fashion. Go fur free! #furfreela
Mink are naturally wild animals and do not adapt to life in captivity. On fur farms, the average cage size for mink and other fur bearing animals is roughly 12” by 18” — slightly larger than legal sized paper.
Their abysmal living conditions and confinement can result in self-mutilation, cannibalism, and high-level stress that makes animals more susceptible to disease. One Danish study found that as many as 17% of ranch raised mink will die prematurely.
THINK BEFORE YOU MINK!
Fall fashion will begin making its way into stores soon. Unfortunately for the animals, this means fur season is just around the corner.
These are the faces behind every fur coat. This is why we fight. So if you see real fur for sale— walk out.
No retailer that sells real animal fur deserves your business. Let them know why you’re not shopping at their establishment. SPEAK UP! If you want to take action, let us know and we’ll help you out.
Compassion is the only fashion.
~Fur Free LA
Congrats Sports Illustrated! You’ve managed to objectify both women and animals in one photo! Question, isn’t the SI swimsuit issue supposed to be a magazine full of supermodels wearing itty bitty bikinis? Why on earth would SI feature real fur on the cover of their skimpy bathing suit issue? 👎
What a baneful choice in featuring such a morally inferior company like Canada Goose. Their abominable display of animal cruelty is no secret. Canada Goose Inc. is known worldwide for their cruel, unnecessary, and abundant display of animal cruelty. 💔
Each year in Canada, over 100,000 coyotes are trapped and killed in cruel leg-hold, Conibear and snare traps. In agony and confusion, animals often break teeth and bones trying to escape. Canada Goose chooses to trap and kill coyotes, but thousands upon thousands of non-target animals (yes, even companion animals) are victims of these heinous traps.
The animals have three options:
1) Try to chew off their trapped body part.
2) Bleed, freeze, or starve to death
3) Or wait in agony to be “dispatched” by the trapper.
Again, this is all for a piece of decorative fur trim for an overpriced coat.
Please do not buy this issue and do not support Canada Goose. If you must “ooh and ahh” over supermodel bodies, choose a different publication. The Internet is full of FREE bathroom material, don’t buy this rubbish.
By the way SI, you can count on a strongly worded letter to the editor from yours truly…
Yo INTERMIX! Get the FOX outta here!
Fur Free LA
Check out all of the photos from Fur Free LA’s December 8th INTERMIX protest HERE: http://on.fb.me/TRw0Ud
The International Fur Trade Federation claims that “welfare is at the heart of everything the fur trade does." Interesting how anyone remotely interested in animal welfare can justify fur trapping…
Trapped animals often twist or chew off their own limbs to escape. Traps are not selective, and ANY animal can get caught.
The animals pictured were all victims of fur trapping. Remarkably, the two cats survived, but they were lucky. Valiant nearly lost his left foot. The fact that JJ survived is a miracle. She was caught in a body crushing Conibear trap.
Born Free USA covered their veterinary bills out of their Trapping Victims Fund. Unfortunately, this happens all to often, and most do not survive. This unnecessary suffering will continue as long as the fur trade thrives.
Say NO to fur!
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We’re throwing a holiday themed protest at Kitson on December 22nd! Faux ho ho ho! Come! It’ll be fun! We’re bringing soy nog and fauxlicious santa hats!
RSVP HERE: KITSON Fur Protest - Holiday Edition http://on.fb.me/Sov9ZG