I couldn't watch the whole thing. It's simply too violent and it hits me in the gut on a cellular level. But we cannot turn a blind eye to this needless suffering of these beautiful creatures all for the purpose of putting their fur coats on the backs of people. This is inhumane on a grave level. I hope that the human race wakes up to the savage treatment of animals that goes on around the globe every single day. It is not just the suppliers who have blood on their hands. Every single buyer of fur, ivory, rhino horns, tiger parts, and the list goes on and on, are every bit as bloody as the ones who kill. As long as there are humans wanting to buy, there will be humans will to supply, and animals continue to die. (This is a repost from 2010 with a 2014 updated video.)
Non profit organizations like WSPA and Born Free are doing a good job to educate the public on the horrendous practices in the fur trade.
If you read any of the 50 page report (download a free pdf on their site) by Born Free that discloses what goes on behind fur farming, complete with stomach turning images, you have to wonder how this isn't front page news and how people aren't uprising against such cruel practices. Please don't turn a blind eye to this stuff! It's only people who can make change and help the helpless. Speak for these millions of animals living tortured lives. It's going on here in the United States of America. These animals live in brutal circumstances and die painfully. It's another outrageous example of the great inhumanity of humans believing that animals are here on earth to serve their selfish interests.
Beautiful lyrics and a lovely, soulful voice
honoring the magnificent wolf. Click the photo below and enjoy.
Wolf reading: (posted in 2011)
STOP THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT FROM SLAUGHTERING WOLVES!
-Target: Canada’s Minister of Environment
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In response to the fact that tar sands oil mining is THREATENING caribou herds by DESTROYING their habitat in Alberta, the Canadian government has called for strychnine POISONING and AERIAL SHOOTING of THOUSANDS of wolves in areas near tar sands mining.
The "BIG BAD WOLF" in this struggle is NOT the furry kind; it’s the kind that WALKS ON TWO LEGS! The caribou’s habitat is being destroyed by mining.
The Alberta Tar Sands has created a MASSIVE LOSS of habitat for all wildlife in the region, but perhaps the most profoundly affected has been the caribou.
But instead of taking steps to PROTECT the caribou’s habitat, Canada’s Minister of Environment said that THOUSANDS of Alberta wolves will NEED to be killed to rescue caribou impacted by tar sands development.
Killing the wolves means SHOOTING them from HELICOPTERS and POISONING them with BAITS laced with strychnine.
Strychnine is a DEADLY poison that causes a PAINFUL progression from MUSCLE SPASMS to convulsions to suffocation over a period of hours. It is an excruciating death!!
The poisoned baits will also pose a threat for NON-TARGETED animals like cougars and wolverines that may eat them.
Canada’s FIRST PRIORITY should be PROTECTION of the habitat, NOT additional assaults on the native wildlife!
OTHER LINKS & PETITIONS
Please read these petitions and help the wolves with your signature.
"As you read this, millions of animals are suffering so that the clothing industry may sell coats, boots and other garments made from their fur.Some of the worst cruelty occurs on rabbit farms in Catalonia, Spain — and their furs wind up at major retailers across the United States.
Investigators went undercover, and found that rabbits on these farms live their entire lives in misery, confined to small cages with hard wires for floors.
Investigators taped conversations with distributors who sell fur from these very farms, and eight major designers were named as clients: Burberry, Dior, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Fursten-berg.
We’re working to stop the savageness, but we need your help to do it. Please donate to help us stop the cruelty."
"Trapping and Fur Trade: Cruel and UnnecessaryEach year, millions of furbearing animals are killed under the auspices of "nuisance wildlife control" and millions more are killed in the name of fashion.
Indiscriminate body-crushing traps are used to capture or kill furbearing animals who are deemed a "nuisance" or who are valued only for the fur on their backs.
Once an animal is caught she may remain in the trap for several days before starving or dying from exposure. Snares are a wire noose and can cause trapped animals to slowly strangle to death. With leghold traps, an animal my chew off his own paw to escape, only to die days later from the injury." From the BornFree USA website.
"In the last 30 years, the African elephant population has
declined to about 35 percent of its original numbers."
Conservation Biologist, University of Washington
Elephants are very emotional animals with the capacity to love deeply. When baby elephants are rescued after losing their mothers to poaching, they wail in grief and exhibit fear and great emotional pain. They can even die from the trauma.
From Born Free:
Ivory's Curse: The Militarization and Professionalization of Poaching in Africa was released April 21, and its findings are truly alarming.
GO TO BORN FREE FOR ORIGINAL STORY
"On bile farms, bears, mostly Asiatic brown bears, but also sun bears and brown bears, spend most of their lives confined to small, rusty cages where their gall bladders are repeatedly tapped—sometimes up to three times a day—and drained of bile."
Most loving, devoted, dog owners treasure it when their furry family members are having fun. Today, a black lab wandered onto the farm and met my dog, Cooper, and my grandpuppy, Mila, the golden colored one. She's visiting us for awhile. The three of them had so much fun together.
On this dreary, zillionth day of gray drabness, it lifted my spirits to know they were having such fun with a new friend. I don't know who the lab belongs to. Dogs sometimes visit the farm and then go on their way. This boy has no tags, but did not act like a stray at all. I'll keep an eye out for future visits and try to make sure he isn't lost. Last week an Australian sheep dog visited us. The three of them got along so well. It really makes my day!
LEGAL VICTORY FOR BIRDS: Today the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the U.S. Department of the Interior's Arctic Ocean oil lease sales, great news for Spectacled Eiders and other wildlife! Audubon and other groups have been fighting this battle in the courts. Learn more