View Full Version : Fur farm footage

10-27-2009, 01:36 AM
Do not click this link If you are not able to deal with horrific images!!!! This stuff is not for the faint of heart. Nasty images of abused living life forms. But just what to do?

LINK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=971EdKHPXxE&feature=related)

I read some of the comments on the youtube link and I still don't understand. Are we truly a virus?

10-27-2009, 06:51 AM
The only thing we can really do is get the word out. You should have this installed on a portable device and show it to everyone you see wearing fur. If we stop buying the fur they won't have a market and this will stop due to economics. Just good luck at doing that.

10-27-2009, 08:14 AM
I clicked on the link, then saw 'chinese fur farms' and immediately closed it. Eastern countries do not have a good track record of dealing with animals humanely regardless of the industry. I once saw a documentary about eating cats and dogs that gave me nightmares for years-literally. then there's the use of animals for food, labour and show (e.g,. circus). it's literally heart rending to see how they are treated. In Japan, horse racing is huge. However, regardless of how much money a horse has earned in it's career- either racing or breeding- when it's finished it is sent to be slaughtered for meat. Not humanely put down. Greyhounds are often (not sure which country, likely more then one) are used as shark bait when their racing careers are over. Apparently they can swim for a long time.

It is also horrific in the middle east, and don't get me started on dogs in south America.

Unfortunately, not buying fur will close that industry, but what we need to do is try to enforce the ethical treatment of animals everywhere. No, I am not a PETA member, sometimes they are just a little too left of wingnut for me. But I do believe that all living creatures deserve to be treated with respect and that how we treat those who depend on us (human or animal) illustrates our character far better then any other act we do or statement we make.

How do we tackle this though? When we are entering countries in which basic human rights are ignored, how do we talk about animals?

And then there's puppy mills here in north america. I adopted a dog who was in a back yard puppy mill situation. She's terrified of small spaces. I've had her for about a year and the other day I know we made a huge breakthrough when she followed me into the bathroom. She kept checking the door so I left it open (good thing I was alone). Up to then, uh-uh, no way would she go into any space that she could be locked up. I would walk her for 30 mins and she would be exhausted. Now she bounces around like a rubber ball and can go for miles. At least with puppy mills we can deal with them-stop buying any puppy that you can't see where it comes from and meet the parents. That means pet stores and ads in the paper. If someone wants to meet you in a parking lot somewhere to do the exchange then it is not a reputable breeder.

There is just so much to do.