I just saw a great video addressed to Justin Trudeau. It talks about he and his family being bundled up in fur coats and blankets in press photos and in a family Christmas card.
I wrote him (well the Liberal Party) a letter supporting this video. Here it is:
Hello Mr. Trudeau,
Please take an honest look at this wonderful video that was made just for you!
This young woman speaks her heart very well and I passionately agree with her. As an animal rights activist myself, and a volunteer for an organization based in Vancouver called Fur Bearer Defenders http://furbearerdefenders.com/, I also ask that you reconsider supporting this cruel industry.
In June of 2014, one of my very first blogs was about this very subject: https://newveganblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/animals-need-their-fur-more-than-we-do/.
I am not asking that you become vegan or even vegetarian, but I am asking you to seriously think about the animals whose lives are taken needlessly for fashion. Fur is not necessary for survival here in Ottawa, nor in many parts of our country where these coats are so popular.
And as the woman in this video says, the Canada Goose company is no longer a Canadian business. So, why support them?
Please teach your children the greatest of compassion – that towards innocent animals who need us to not only protect them, but definitely to not hurt, abuse nor exploit them either.
Please stand with us as we try to protect the most innocent of creatures.
Thanks for listening,