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Get Ready for Fur Free Friday

Get Ready for Fur Free Friday

This Friday, November 27, animal lovers and members of In Defense of Animals (IDA) and the International Anti-Fur Coalition will be educating shoppers around the globe about the cost of fur with their Fur Free Friday campaign. 

This year activists will be coming together to show videos, hand out reading material and show consumers what fur farm cages look like. Over 100 anti-fur demonstrations are expected to take place around the world in an effort to educate people about the fur industry and raise awareness about the animals used for fur, which can include rabbits, chinchillas, seals, foxes, mink, dogs, raccoon dogs and cats.

According to IDA, “Over 50 million animals are mercilessly killed and skinned every year to make fur products. The victims of such violence are either raised in filthy, tiny wire cages for their entire miserable lives before being anally electrocuted or bludgeoned to death, or they are trapped in hideously cruel leg-holds and snares in the wild. Killing animals for their fur by any means or method is horrific and morally unacceptable.”

Inflicting this level of cruelty on animals in the name of fashion is indefensible, and also ironic because there’s nothing glamorous or fashionable about cruelty. Hear it from the Discerning Brute’s Joshua Katcher and Project Runway’s Tim Gunn…

There are ways you can help put this industry out of business. 

  • You can join an event in your area, just visit IDA’s events page to see what’s going on in your area. If you don’t live near an event, or can’t make it out, there are still ways you can help.
  • If you happen to be in possession of fur items, don’t throw them away! You can donate them to the Humane Society’s Coats for Cubs program. The furs in this program are donated to wildlife rehabilitators who use them to provide comfort to orphaned animals.

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2:43PM PDT on Jul 8, 2013

OMG! STOP KILLING TO WEAR (ANY TYPE OF FUR)!! IT IS SO DAM WRONG AND HAS NO PLACE IN OUR SOCIETY. PEOPLE THAT WEAR IT ARE SO OUT TO TOUCH WITH REALITY AND AT WHAT COST THAT FUR WAS GOTTEN! STOP PEOPLE FROM WEARING FURS, FOREVER!!

3:26AM PST on Jan 9, 2010

No fur for ever!

2:04PM PST on Jan 6, 2010

animals are the only ones that need fur!

4:14AM PST on Jan 3, 2010

only animals wear fur.

12:19PM PST on Dec 13, 2009

Fur free Friday?
I say fur free year! My year is totally free of dead skin :)
The only fluffiness in my house are my two doggies.

9:59PM PST on Dec 8, 2009

To Leah D.

In response to your message you sent directly to me today:

I care about a great number of things, but have not had the time to finish my profile on care2...it's not that critical to me. One thing I certainly don't do, is call people names like "bitch" or get overly sensitive, or defensive. That doesn't do either party any good. I do enjoy a good discussion or debate on political issues.

From what I've seen since I joined care2 just two weeks ago, there's a great number of young people on this website (I'm a little bit older than you) who do not seem to know what they're talking about. Some of them just slam their opinion across to the reader on issues they're passionate about, and it's clear they've not done any research. They are simply acting on their emotions and with their feelings regarding the particular subject at hand.

By the way, I did add comments to the long thread on the "Fur Free Friday" post and several people replied directly to me. Then I in turn replied back to them...that's why I use the 'reply' feature. And I would have sent this message directly to you, but apparently you've blocked any incoming messages from me which tells me you're feeling defensive. Sorry about that.

2:13PM PST on Dec 7, 2009

I'm fur-free everyday! Humans in first world countries don't need fur to stay warm anymore. It's cruel and needless!

2:34AM PST on Dec 6, 2009

how on earth can anybody wearing a DEAD ANIMAL, think they look wonderful and in the height of fashion, would they wear the same garment if they knew how it was made in the first place?. its disgusting, and i think that these people should be made as a condition of sale, to see a film about how the animals were killed and how the garments were made for their so called coats, hats, shoes "FIRST", before they think of buying, i am sure that they would all think twice and not buy their outfits then, dont you? could be wrong, but its a thourght, all fur shops made to show their clients a film on how the poor animal was killed, skinned, and turned into a garment just for them....can you see this happening? no i cannot either, but it would be nice if we could start a petition about this....IF YOU WANT TO BUY A FUR COAT, THEN BEFORE YOU BUY, ITS LAW THAT YOU MUST WATCH THIS FILM ON HOW YOUR FUR COAT WAS MADE..... and if you dont watch the film, YOU CANNOT BUY..its just my personal thourght, but its my greatest wish that people would not wear fur coats, or anything that was made by dead animals.

4:47PM PST on Dec 4, 2009

Never have and never will wear fur!

12:08PM PST on Dec 2, 2009

i dont wear fur or own anything "genuine leather", i wear nothing that comes from animal fur or skin and i never will.

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