Fur these days is looking to be more and more of a fashion trend, but much to the average consumer's ignorance and belief that the 'real' fur industry is dead, it is in fact a billion dollar industry in several countries including Canada and the US. Rabbit, fox, mink and raccoon, just to name a few, are being caged, tortured and killed in gruesome factory farms for their fur to make various products for our use such as fur trim on coats, hats, gloves, toys, key rings etc. Shockingly, domestic cats and dogs have been added to this list for their coats and skin, with China as the world's lead exporter.
Why are they doing this? Greed. It is cheaper for them to use the real thing than to create 'fake' or 'faux' fur and the labeling laws in these countries are voluntary so they do not have to indicate to the consumer at all what the material is made from. Sure there is fake fur out there, but to the average consumer who perhaps a) is unaware that real fur is being traded, b) wouldn't believe that this is going on and c) couldn't necessarily tell the difference between the real thing and the fake stuff. Animal fur however is pretty obvious, especially the softer fur of rabbits, cats, fox and minks and would be very hard to recreate with man-made materials.
Why buy into the cruelty? Fur used or worn in any form promotes fur and the fur trade as a whole.
BRING YOUR DOG TO WORK AND RAISE MONEY FOR HUMANE EDUCATION
Friday, October 20, 2006 is Bring Your Dog To Work Day!
What is this all about?
For one day companies permit their employees to bring his/her dog to work provided they signed up in advance. Each dog costs a $10 "admission".
The money collected is then donated to the Vancouver Humane Society's youth education program, Power of One. This program provides presentations to youth about how our consumer choices impact animals, the environment and other people.
The benefits to your company include:
A boost in morale for your employees An acknowledgement on our website and in our newsletter Possible media attention (we will be issuing a news release) Positive public relations for supporting a local charity
Talk to your human resources manager or supervisor to ask if your company can participate!
To register, or if you have any questions, please contact:
I want people to stop tying up their dogs! Do they not know how cruel this is? These dogs have no abiltiy to protect themselves from the elements and many times do not have access to food or water. Dogs are social animals and have a pact mentality, to