From This Dish Is Veg
By Robin Lawless
The city that hosts the Nobel Peace Prize every year is taking a step toward making it a more peaceful world for animals.
There will be no fur on the catwalk at Oslo’s Fashion Week next February, making Norway the first country to enact such a ban for the event.
The ban was a response to a massive candlelight vigil protesting fur last November by The Norwegian animal rights group NOAH. The organization also collected signatures from more than 200 designers, models, photographers and other members of the Norwegian fashion industry who refuse to work with fur.
“It has been a very natural choice for us,” says Paul Vasbotten, general manager of the Oslo Fashion Week. “We are doing this in order to increase ethical values in fashion.” READ FULL ARTICLE
Animal Rights & Welfare
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"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."