"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.
"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"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 for men." ~Alice Walker
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."