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Sunday, November 28, 2010

The destiny of 24 red foxes


I'll soon be back with more news of the darling ninjas in my garden (turns out they hadn't been moved that far off anyway!), but just for the moment I'll leave you with this beautiful image and this fact:

According to The Humane Society of the United States it takes 24 red foxes for a full length fur coat (this fact comes from an article about teaching young fashion designers the real facts behind using fur). I can't myself get my mind behind why anyone would want to wear a fur coat and subscribe to the idea of an animal, or 24 animals, having to give their life (involuntary) for the sake of human vanity. You'd have to call it vanity because in this day and age we have SO many alternatives to keep warm.  

I'm all for the maxim "Live and let live" - it's each persons individual responsibility what choices they make in their life, but surely you cannot make the choice to wear a fur coat and not give some thought what actions has gone behind the coat coming into existence. I mean, just that thougth of one full length fox fur coat... the life ripped out of 24 foxes. Who wants to wear that??

It's just such a dis-graceful human act. Yes, many choices to make in life, but some just are  downright inexcusable.

Image ©Anton Yaguarov


7 comments:

sunshine said...

WOW! 24 foxes how terribly sad.
At this point in life after what humans have been doing to so many species of animals (some to the point of extinction) the maxim should be "Live and make sure others live too". We have harmed our brothers and sisters in the animal kingdom so bad that at this point we should start to really give back to them and make up for the huge karma we carry on their behalf.
Why anybody would also want to carry that burden of fur karma on their shoulders?

Andrea said...

OH MY! Keep us informed, my friend!
Blessings,
andrea

Gods Little People said...

Sunshine, you're too right about that maxim!! What a sentiment that'd be.

Gods Little People said...

Andrea so nice to see you again.

Anna E said...

I totally agree with Sunshines comment. And I believe things can change, if people get an eyeopener, and if the gouvernment would make a law against these cruelties..! Thank you for being an eyeopener and being a "spokeswoman" on behalf of all Gods little People :-)

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

That is terribly, terribly sad :( Thank you for the information, although I can't see myself wearing a fur of any kind any time soon...

I received the cute little kitties!! THANK YOU! How thoughtful of you to think of me. Next week I am going to post a picture of them on my blog. Now they are perched on my kitchen window sill. I love them :)

Gods Little People said...

Hi Angie
Great to hear they arrived safely! :-)