Monday, August 9, 2010

What to wear?

Maybe something red?

Or something neutral—in black, perhaps?

Or ...

... a nice piece of fur?

There's a pretty interesting article printed in a June 2009 Scientific American about the impact that activism have had on the fur industry. Take a moment to read it. Here are some highlights:

"Whether or not activist efforts are the cause, the governments of the United Kingdom and Austria have banned fur farming in their countries altogether, while The Netherlands has phased out fox and chinchilla farming. The U.S. has not taken any action against the industry, but the number of mink farms in the U.S. has plummeted from 1,027 in 1988 to less than 300 today."

"15 percent [of the fur industry's pelts] are still caught in the wild, often by trapping methods that are painful as well as indiscriminate, catching unintended quarry, including endangered species and domestic pets."

Seriously, it's a really short article. Don't be scared to read it.

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1 comment:

  1. Ugh, that article ruined my day! I'm glad the fur industry is in decline, but even one fur coat made for humans is too much.