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Ugg Boots Are Ineffective Fashion

Animals  (tags: Dog, China, Australia, Ugg Boots, Humane Society, Animal Cruelty, Animal Abuse, Winter Clothing, Skinning Live Animals, Faux Fur, Consumer Awareness, Fur Farms, Wildlife Welfare, Consumer Awareness, Fur Fashion Industry, Synthetic Fibers, Wool )

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Fur-lined boots are costly, impractical, and inhumane. Learn how to effectively stay warm while preserving the Raccoon Dog, an animal that survived the Ice Age only to be barbarically mistreated by being skinned alive at the hands of humans.


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Elizabeth P (99)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 7:22 am
Noted and Signed. Thank you.

Carlene V (202)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 7:25 am
How horrible. Think the boots are ugly anyway and would never wear them.

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 8:13 am
All signed and shared, how horrible for these precious animals to be bred to endure such horrific pain and suffering...may those whom inflict such atrocities not sleep and be haunted by the screams of all animals killed.

Valerie H (133)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 8:13 am
Thank you for sharing....there were a nbr. of peittions I had not yet signed.

Valerie H (133)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 8:14 am
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Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 8:41 am
Noted. Signed. I have never understood why someone who rejects fur would even want to wear so-called "faux fur." Now, thanks to this article, we know the only thing faux about faux fur is the fraud the fashion industry has committed. How can they get away with such a horrific crime as selling consumers a product that they know is not humane, though it is sold as though it is. Just as many people are inclined to throw beverages upon fur coats, perhaps it is time to start ruining faux fur coats. We need to actively discourage people from purchasing this kind of cruel fashion.

. (1)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 9:15 am
Noted and signed all petitions. Thank you Deb.

Lisa N (202)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 9:20 am
Noted, thanks Deb! I signed every single petition on the link gladly.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 9:35 am
Ugg Boots are not only ugly shoes to wear but also cruel shoes, because of all the suffering that these poor animals go through!!

tracey p (81)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 10:32 am
We must all start to be more thoughtful about the choices we make when we shop for anything. We must not contribute to such abuse of our fellow animals.
noted and signed.

Anne Settanni (152)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 10:35 am
Thank you for writing this article. I am sickened by the knowledge that 'faux fur' is actually REAL fur obtained by torturing and killing helpless animals. I will share this knowledge with my friends and family. I appreciate your dedication to the cause of animal welfare and signed up for your weekly newsletter. The world really is a better place with you in it!

Lindsey Williams (234)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 11:01 am
Thank you Deb!

Farah H (154)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 12:11 pm
noted and signed, thank you

jennifer t (41)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 1:43 pm
Thanks Deb.Signed.I am sick of horrid animal abusers

Stelizan L (258)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 2:11 pm
Fur as such is not even 'ineffective fashion' it's downright disgusting and UGLY!

Liz NO FWDS G (60)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 4:46 pm
Noted and gladly signed.Heartbreaking to think of the fear,pain and suffering these poor innocent animals go through just so people can wear fur/faux.All people purchasing fur/faux should be made to watch a video of these beautiful animals being skinned alive,maybe,just maybe they would change their minds if they have a heart! Unbearable suffering,i pray this suffering will end in my life time and they don't have to be slaughtered for THEIR fur coats,they belong on the animals.Thank you so much for the posting Deb.A "STAR coming your way.Thank you Liz Xx

Susanne R (236)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 7:05 pm
It took a while, but I signed them all --with the exception of one that wouldn't let me proceed to the final step. I've seen a video of a dog being skinned alive on a Chinese fur farm, and it's something I'll never forget. I'm still haunted by the memory of the poor, trembling, skinless creature --the pain and terror in his eyes accentuated by the only fur that was left on his body: the fur that surrounded his eyes-- and I'm sure I always will be. This practice has to end. GREED is the deadliest of the seven deadly sins. I've become convinced of this since joining this site. It's been a real eye-opener.

Thank you, Deb, for a well-written and well--presented article.

Elsie Au (259)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 10:53 pm
Thanks for another information article. However, one thing I want to point out is wool, it is not totally cruelty free. Even, sheeps are not killed for their wools, sometimes they have to face another type of cruelty such as having the part of their folded skin cut out, without any anesthesia, to prevent infestation with maggots.

Elsie Au (259)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 11:03 pm


Shirley S (187)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 11:22 pm
Noted & signed with HEARTFELT fervor!

Simon Pearson (95)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 11:58 pm
Thanks Deb.........good article . more people need to think before they buy. I live in Australia.
Ugg boots are an Australia abomination. They stink like nothing on earth after being worn a few times, totally lose shape and tend to appeal to what Americans call "trailer trash".
Elsie is , of course correct . " Mulesing" is a cruel, painful ( but cost effective) practice widely used by sheep farmers.

Deb Duxbury (240)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 12:15 am
Thank you for sharing the information Elsie. Here is how the conclusion was derived. I have explored many sheep farms throughout the world. I understand the perspective of “not completely cruelty-free.” However, it could be with minor tweaking. As a rule of thumb, sheep farms have an air of “awareness” to them. Far more so than any other kind of farm I have explored.

Sheared wool is one of nature’s purest defenses against cold weather when used correctly. It is useful to us and gentler on the planet. I have not ever seen a maggot issue on any sheep farm. I have examined their shearing stations and methods, as well as, their grazing and housing areas. They are actually some of the best-maintained farms I have ever seen and the standard of care appears very similar on either hemisphere of the planet.

In context to "cruelty-free" clothing, it is a logical assessment that an animal that is sheared and lives is a preferred option to an animal that is skinned alive and left on a pile of other bodies to die. It is a matter of prioritizing steps towards positive change. In questioning sheep farmers, they were generally receptive and were open to suggestions. Chinese fur farms – not even close. They do not care. They will not care. It is absolutely up to consumers to make them care.

It is ineffective to tell people that everything they purchase is bad. It tends to make people defensive and consequently stop listening. It is too extreme a statement, which can ultimately result in no change, even in the areas that it is most urgently needed, as is the case with Raccoon Dogs.

Danuta Watola (1251)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 3:04 am
Thanks for the info.

irene davis (74)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 3:32 am

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 4:03 am
I expect this from China because they are not human.

Andrea Nemec (213)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 6:53 am
Noted and signed all petitions! Thanks!

Nancy Roussy (79)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 8:59 am
Petitions one thirteen to thirty thirtytwo to thirtyfive already signed petition thirtyone I cannot sign and noted, thank you!

Maria p (151)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 10:23 am
I cringe every time I see fur in the stores these days, need to come back to signe, would not load, thanks

colleen p (38)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 3:52 pm
the thing said the tanuki fur is in knock off bags. fake ones. like fake anything else.
not the real deal.

Constance F (418)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 11:40 pm
That was very challenging to read, and I was so grateful when you got to helpful suggestions on how to keep warm. I have seen the videos, and still have images that make me scream inside my head. This article needs to be leafleted to every store! How many people out there do not know, and would probably not buy if they were fully aware.

Constance F (418)
Thursday October 13, 2011, 12:01 am
o yes, all petitions signed.

Nancy C (806)
Thursday October 13, 2011, 7:16 am
I agree with you Maria. I have a problem being near any fur that is not on a breathing animal. Thanx Deb for the info about the Raccoon Dog. I surely hope we don't lose another breed due to greed and stupidity. Also good to hear your take on the sheep farms...

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Thursday October 13, 2011, 3:28 pm
Oh my goodness! Misleading the public like that, should be a criminal offence. Thanks Deb for the information.
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