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MARY D.

"STOP ABUSE"

Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
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Joined Jul 17, 2006


 
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If the screams and moans of the animals used to provide for us could be heard, the sound would be deafening. If their misery and suffering could be felt by us, it would be unbearable. --- "Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer






Guide to Telling Animal Fur from Fake Fur
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With raccoon dogs being skinned alive and sold as faux fur on jackets, consumers and retailers need to check fur-trimmed products to ensure the material is really fake. Here are three tests that you can do to help identify questionable fur as real or fake. If you are ever in doubt, don’t buy it. Other testing methods and indicators not on this list—including the pushpin test, the blow test, the finger roll test, the color of the fur, the length of the fur, and the relative softness of the fur—should not be relied upon. This guide is not intended as a substitute for professional testing by experts in order to complywith applicable laws or for other reasons. Learn more at www.humanesociety.org/furfree.

1. Check the base of the fur for skin or fabric. Push apart the fur and look at the material at the base of the hairs. If the base material is not visible or unclear, and you own the garment, break the stitching and look at the non-hair side of the fur base, being sure to peel away all the layers of lining.



Animal Fur


ANIMAL FUR: The surest sign of animal fur
is leather/skin (usually white or tan, but
possibly the color of the fur if it has been dyed).



Fake Fur




FAKE FUR: The surest sign of fake fur is
seeing the threadwork backing from which the
“hairs” emerge.





2. Check the tips of the hairs for tapering. Both animal fur and fake fur come in many different colors and lengths. However, if animal fur has not been sheared or cut to a uniform length or had the guard hairs plucked out, you may be able to examine the tips of the longest hairs and see that they taper into a fine point—like a cat's whisker or sewing needle. Good lighting and a magnifying glass are helpful, as is holding the hairs up against a white surface.



Animal Fur


ANIMAL FUR: Animal hairs—especially the
thicker guard hairs (seen here)—can often be
seen tapering to a point. NOTE: This test can
give a false negative for animal fur if the hairs
have been sheared or plucked.



Fake Fur



FAKE FUR: This image shows the straight
across cut of a fake fur “hair.” NOTE: Tapering
has not been seen on any fake fur samples to
date, but such a process may exist, or come into
existence.



3. The Burn Test. Animal hair smells like human hair when burned; fake fur made from acrylic or polyester—the two most commonly used synthetics—does not. Carefully remove just a few hairs and then, holding them with tweezers above a dish or other non-flammable surface, ignite them with a cigarette lighter. Make sure to burn them away from the original garment and anything else flammable. Never conduct the burn test on hairs still attached to the jacket.




 





 





 





LOVING ANIMALS IS LOVING OURSELVES. ALL SOULS NEED RESPECT AND LOVE. IN RETURN YOU ARE GRANTED WITH MANY YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP AND HAPPINESS. PLEASE ADOPT FROM THE HUMANE SOCIETY AND/OR LOCAL SHELTER. ALWAYS REMEMBER THE SENIORS THEY NEED HOMES!!! SAVE A LIFE. THE GRATITUDE YOU ARE GIVEN IS MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY.

MARY & BECKER







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Come into these arms again
And lay your body down
Th rhythm of this trembling heart
Is beating like a drum.
It beats for you, it bleeds for you
It knows not how it sounds.
For it is the drum of drums
It is the song of songs.

Once I had the rarest rose that
ever deigned to bloom.
Cruel winter chilled the balm,
And stole my flower too soon
O loneliness, O hopelessness
To search the ends of time,
For there is in all the world
No greater love than mine.

Love....Still falls the rain.
Still falls the night.
Be mine forever...

Let me be the only one
To keep you from the cold.
Now the floor of heavn is laid,
Its stars of brightest glow.
They shine for you.
They shine for you.
They burn for all to see.
Come into these arms again
And set this spirit free.








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The Lesson At The Rainbow Bridge

Unlike most days at the Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and
gray. All the recent arrivals at the Bridge did not know what to think,
as they had never seen such a day. But the animals who had been waiting
longer for their beloved people to accompany them across the Bridge knew
what was happening, and they began to gather at the pathway leading to
the Bridge.

Soon an elderly dog came into view, head hung low and tail dragging. He
approached slowly, and though he showed no sign of injury or illness, he
was in great emotional pain. Unlike the animals gathered along the
pathway, he had not been restored to youth and vigor upon arriving at
the Bridge. He felt out of place, and wanted only to cross over and find
happiness.

But as he approached the Bridge, his way was barred by an angel, who
apologized and explained that the tired and broken-spirited old dog
could not cross over. Only those animals accompanied by their people
were allowed to cross the Bridge. Having nobody, and with nowhere else
to turn, the dog trudged into the field in front of the Bridge. There he
found others like himself, elderly or infirm, sad and discouraged.
Unlike the other animals waiting to cross the Bridge, these animals were
not running or playing. They simply were lying in the grass, staring
forlornly at the pathway across the Rainbow Bridge. The old dog took his
place among them, watching the pathway and waiting....yet not knowing
for what he was waiting.

One of the newer dogs at the Bridge asked a cat who had been there
longer to explain what was happening. The cat replied, "Those poor
animals were abandoned, turned away, or left at rescue places, but never
found a home on earth. They all passed on with only the love of a
rescuer to comfort them. Because they had no people to love them, they
have nobody to escort them across the Rainbow Bridge."

The dog asked the cat, "So what will happen to those animals?"
Before the cat could answer, the clouds began to part and the cold
turned to bright sunshine.

The cat replied, "Watch, and you will see."

In the distance was a single person, and as he approached the Bridge the
old, infirm and sad animals in the field were bathed in a golden light.
They were at once made young and healthy, and stood to see what their
fate would be. The animals who had previously gathered at the pathway
bowed their heads as the person approached. At each bowed head, the
person offered a scratch or hug.

One by one, the now youthful and healthy animals from the field fell
into line behind the person. Together, they walked across the Rainbow
Bridge to a future of happiness and unquestioned love. The dog asked the
cat, "What just happened?"

The cat responded, "That was a rescuer. The animals gathered along the
pathway bowing in respect were those who had found their forever homes
because of rescuers. They will cross over when their people arrive at
the Bridge. The arrival here of a rescuer is a great and solemn event,
and as a tribute they are permitted to perform one final act of rescue.
They are allowed to escort all those poor animals they couldn't place on
earth across the Rainbow Bridge."

The dog thought for a moment, then said, "I like rescuers." The cat
smiled and replied, "So does heaven, my friend. So does heaven."
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Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Jul 17, 2006 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
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Group Host of none yet
Groups Black Cat Teddy & Friends, Care for Chinese Animals, Care2 Feedback and Suggestions, Florida Panthers: Can We Save Them?, For Paws Are Our Cause, HSUS-The Humane Society of the United States, The Cat's Meow, World Wide - Legal Action 4 Animal Rights
Hometown ONT, CANADA 
Homepage  
Birthday March 24  
Languages  
About Me ANIMAL LOVER
  Introduce yourself to MARY
  Lifestyle
Pets Cats, KOI  
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning
Religions  
Eating Habits Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me talks to myself
My Philosophy NEVER ABUSE. ALWAYS LOVE OUR FURRY BLESSED SOULS
What Gives Me Hope SEEING STRONGER LAWS ON ANIMAL ABUSE.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by PUT ALL WHO ABUSE IN PRISON FOR LIFE.
What/who changed my life and why All animal activist, give me hope and lifts my heart & soul
What Bugs Me RACISM!  
Passions FURRY SOULS  
Inspirations all animal activists  
What Scares Me seeing a animal alone  
  Favorites
Role Models David W. Animal Earth  
Quotation LOVE ALL OUR BLESSED SOULS
Interests ANIMALS  
Books Koi books/animals  
Music Jazz, classical, 80's various  
Movies Science, History, Vampire Movies & anything Sci-Fi!  
TV Shows Moonlight, Blood Ties, All nature shows  
Favorite Foods Greek Salad, Lots of feta cheese!, Peanut butter cups#1 fav., MUSTARD, DESERTS  
Favorite Places KOI POND  
Can't Live Without peanut butter cups, ANIMALS, MY KOI, HUBBY  
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    Mar 24, 2014 6:57 AM

    Ekeim T. (147)

       happy purrsday dear friend !

       wishing you much cake and fun !
       hugs ! =^..^=
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    Mar 30, 2013 7:05 AM

    Ekeim T. (147)

    sorry i missed your purrsday dear Mary !

    i hope it was fun ! hugs !
    =^..^=
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    Mar 25, 2013 5:27 PM

    Mandi T. (429)

    Happy Birthday Mary and big hugs.
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    Mar 24, 2013 5:35 PM

    Valerie H. (135)
    *Happy Birthday* Mary... hope your day is VERY special indeed! Thanks, as always Mary for all you do for our animal friends! Cheers, your friend Valerie
    over in British Columbia

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    Mar 24, 2012 8:52 AM

    Ekeim T. (147)
    happy birthday dear Mary !
    long time no see - are you okay ?
    best wishes and lots of purrs !
    =^..^=
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    Mar 21, 2012 5:43 PM

    Valerie H. (135)
    *Happy Birthday Mary*......hope your day is indeed special....thank you as well Mary for ALL you do for our animal friends! Best wishes, your friend Valerie in Manitoba xo
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