Make The Connection

When we wear fur, we are taking the life of an innocent animal.

For what?  For warmth? Because there are no other options to keep warm?

No-for fashion!  We don’t need fur in our societies.  There are so many other options for keeping warm in our cold climate.

I would ask anyone who wears fur to take a look at the industry they are supporting. It is not a pretty picture.

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An animal (or many animals) died for your fur trim or fur coat. It didn’t just die either-it was most likely cruelly treated, cruelly trapped, and cruelly killed too.

Maybe it lived on a fur farm for its whole life deprived of contact with other animals, and deprived of proper food and clean water. Animals used for fur are deprived of veterinary care too when they need it. Or maybe the animal was caught in a leg hold trap. Animals lay in leg hold traps without food or water and in severe pain, often for days on end waiting for the trapper to return to kill it.

According to one website:

“Some animals will even bite off their own limbs in a desperate attempt to escape. The fact that an animal would sever her own limb shows how horrible the experience of being caught in a leg hold trap is. A study in Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge found that 27.6 percent of mink, 24 percent of raccoon, and 26 percent of trapped fox would actually bite their limbs off in hopes of surviving.”

http://www.ocpausa.org/fur.htm

Help ban the use of cruel traps by educating others and signing petitions. Here is one of many:

http://forcechange.com/18798/prohibit-the-use-of-leg-hold-traps-by-canadian-fur-trappers/

If you have fur trim on your coat or boots you are supporting an inhumane industry. An industry that keeps animals cramped in small cages, often sick and dehydrated.  An industry that uses animals to make money – an industry that doesn’t care about the lives of those animals – that doesn’t care if they become hurt or injured or if they have to wait for days in misery before the trapper returns to kill it.

And if you think domestic animals are more important than wild ones, well they are accidentally getting caught in these traps too:

Here is one such story:

http://www.hsi.org/world/canada/news/releases/2014/12/dog-leg-hold-trap-121914.html

How often do I see a person with fur trim walking their dog after work? Many fur farms in other countries use cat and dog fur that is imported to Canada.

Are you sure that fur on your coat or the fur on the toy you bought your pet isn’t from a cat or a dog?

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2012/06/30/how_canada_gets_dog_and_cat_fur_from_china.html

http://www.bwcsa.co.za/animal-exploitation/cat-and-dog-fur-trim

If you care about animals, stop buying and wearing fur. If we don’t buy it they won’t continue to make it.

Stop fur farms where animals live out their entire lives in misery.

Stop the use of leg hold and other traps.

Read more here:

http://montrealgazette.com/news/national/opinion-its-time-for-canada-to-ban-fur-farming

http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothing/animals-used-clothing-factsheets/inside-fur-industry-trapping-maims-kills-animals/

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