Posted on 13/11/03 in Environment
The mind is a very important structure without which humans would not be able to be conscious of reality. However, the mind is a very fragile structure that has the potential of repressing facts we do not want to know, distorting reality with the result of having our conscience silenced. These processes are put excessively to work when a person purchases a fur coat. For who would like to retrace the steps down to the very first one that is involved in the making of that fur coat? It is much easier to pretend that fur coats grow on trees or that animals are insensitive “objects” or rather than animals simply become ecstatic when humans use them for their egoistic needs!
Indeed the story behind fur coats are filled with cruelty, cruelty for the sake of profits. Fur farms have augmented in many countries laws protecting animals are either non-existent or else not put into practice.
Due to this negligence on behalf of authority many species of animals are used for this business, even animals in danger of extinction. Animals are caught by traps which are purposely left in forests and woods. The traps firmly enclose the leg of the animal so as to avoid an escapade. One, out of every four animals bites at their leg so as to be freed.
This can result in blood letting, disabling and the leg is prone to succumb to infection. Each year thousand of dogs and cats are killed due to these traps.
Animals destined to become fur coats are bred on farms with no space to move, poor water supply and food that can include animal intestines to saw dust. The farms have odors from excretion residues, decomposing left-over and the result of an overpopulated area. The animals are killed much before their natural age limit and they will usually have a number of diseases caused by the inhumane treatment they are given.
The killing of these animals is as ruthless as the brutal life they are forced into. There are many methods used and these can range from facing animal to car exhaust to poisonous gases or strangling the animals. All these are done without the use of anesthetic. Many animals have been reported to wake up in the middle of their being skinned. Some animals such as snakes are skinned alive due to persistent myths. It takes around twelve animals to make one fur coat.
There is nothing fashionable about wearing the skins of tortured animals. These cruelties will only end when people will stop buying and contributing their share in the fur business. Nothing can justify fur coats!
It is much easier to pretend that fur coats grow on trees or that animals are insensitive “objects” or rather that animals simply become ecstatic when humans use them for their egoistic needs! …
This is the inside of the coyote coat you purchased from Burlington Coat Factory!