Anti-fur Activists Target Derby Road Horror ShopTagged as: animal-liberation culture
At least a dozen animal lovers attended protests outside Celias, a fancy dress and vintage clothing outlet on Derby road.
Celias is one of the last shops in the country, dealing in real fur garments (from trim to full coats and jackets).
Armed with placards and leaflets, the protester's message to weekend shoppers was clear: killing animals for fashion is wrong, wearing fur is a throwback to caveman days that society has evolved beyond.
More than 45 million animals worldwide, including raccoons, dogs, rabbits, foxes, mink, and chinchillas, are raised in cages and killed each year for their fur. Not only are cage-raised animals killed inhumanely, but they suffer from numerous physical and behavioural abnormalities induced by the stress of caging conditions. After spending their short lives in squalid conditions, animals raised on fur farms are killed by cruel methods that preserve their pelt, such as gassing, neck-breaking and anal electrocution.
Some are even skinned alive..
Fur farming is illegal in the UK and unfashionable in most of the world but there are still a number of enterprises that will do anything to make money regardless of the suffering caused.
The Vintage Argument:
Some people consider that vintage fur is somehow "alright" on the grounds that it is not directly funding the fur trade.
This is a flawed argument however as the acceptance of ANY fur creates demand for fur, normalizes and fuels the general market and desensitizes our reasonable disgust.
To say that second hand fur is alright because money doesn't directly go to fur farmers is a bit like saying second hand child pornography is alright because money doesn't directly go to paedophiles.
Some economists predict that the vintage market will act as a life line to the fur trade which is looking for ANY way back onto our high streets.
Already, some garments sold as vintage are simply re-branded fresh fur...
Of course the people that make their money from the harrowing cruelty of the fur trade love vintage fur.. - it's fur!
Not surprisingly then, the non-violent activists whose only agenda is to end animal suffering will continue to protest outside vintage shops which sell fur..
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To lend your support to anti fur campaigning in any way, contact your local animal rights group! :)