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Sample letter about Norway Fur (WARNING: LINK GRAPHIC) February 01, 2006 6:01 AM

Franck Michel <>
Dear Sirs,

I write concerning the use of racoon dog fur to make the detachable collars
in the official Norwegian Winter Olympics uniform.

I am not going to try and persuade Norwegians that the fur trade should be
banned but I believe your own fur industry would object to the use of
Chinese sourced racoon dog fur. Whenever we have criticised Norwegians for
killing whales for meat or seals and other animals for their skins your
countrymen have always argued that they do their best to kill animals as
quickly and humanely as possible.

I have seen video footage of the production of racoon dog fur in China and I
do not believe anyone could try and describe the killing of these animals as
quick or humane. The animals are battered unconscious but you can clearly
see that they are not all killed before they are skinned. Some obviously
regain consciousness during or after the skinning process and are left to
die from shock and blood loss.

If you do not believe me, see the video for yourself:

We urge you to drop the racoon dog fur from your Winter Olympics uniform.

Yours faithfully,

John F. Robins

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