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What if Furriers Held a Party …

Posted by at 2:05 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

trappedbygreed_demoAnd no one came? That is, no one but a troupe of sign-waving animal defenders who re-enacted furriers’ torturous treatment of animals-and got high fives from passersby.

Well, the Fur Council of Canada hosted a seminar yesterday at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa about the future of the fur industry, covering topics such as (don’t laugh) “Fur Is Green,” the “Beautifully Canadian” campaign, and the activities of their fur foes. Other than Alan Herscovici, the executive vice president of the Fur Council of Canada, furriers were noticeably absent.

Is it possible that the reason why so few furriers attended the seminar was that they were confused because it was held at the Museum ofCivilization? Or perhaps they were too busy trying to figure out what they could say if anyone asked about their gobsmackingly false claim that “fur is green“-rather than so obviously blood-red.

Seriously, this killing industry is dying out. Won’t you get involved by passing out leaflets or educating your friends and family to help us speed up the process?

This post was originally published on The PETA Files.

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  • Suzanne says:

    I understand ShirleyBird’s frustration. I think the idea has to do with the way people respond to the rage of others, which is, usually, stupidly and with a closed mind. Politeness just creates a little space for the person to think. I once wore (cheap, old) fur coats partly out of defiance at a co-worker’s anti-fur zealotry, and then over time I made my own decision that fur was hateful, and now I don’t wear it. I look coldly or sadly at people wearing it, and if I see someone modeling it on the street in front of a fur boutique I just point out loudly that as slender and elegant as she is, she has managed to look fat–and I’m just being honest.

  • ShirleyBird says:

    How does one keep a comment on the fur industry “polite”?

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