Photo Credit: Beth Cocuzzi
Well well well what do we have here? The Olsen Twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, who are staples in the fashion world, are unfortunately using their vanity and the pursuit of making a blessed buck at the expense of innocent sentient beings.
Their fashion line The Row is offering a bag that uses animal pelts of tortured animals. And if that’s not bad enough, the bag sells for $16,900 and their backpack made of alligator skin retails for $39,000.
Brazenly, according to reports, the sisters gift these bags to their friends. Sadly, Jessica Biel decided that for a freebie of the bag she would ignore her conscience and even tweeted a photo of herself wearing the $39,000 black calfskin version of the backpack.
For those of you who are living in the dark, let me tell you< why fur is cruel… In Asia, dogs and cats are killed for their fur, which is often deliberately mislabeled as “rabbit” or “coyote” before being exported to the United States and other countries. Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives in tiny, filthy cages, surrounded by their own waste. Forced to stand on thin cage wires, the millions of minks, foxes, rabbits, and other animals never get the chance to dig, play, or do anything else that’s natural and important to them. Some animals are killed by having their necks broken or their skulls beaten before being strung up by their back legs and having their heads cut off. Many foxes, calves and alligators have their fur and skin ripped off of them while STILL CONSCIOUS. Watch the video – if you can stomach it. And if that isn’t bad enough – just picture this happening to you…many are killed via anal or vaginal electrocution.
In Asia dogs and cats are killed for their fur
The Olsen Twins could make beautiful humane alternatives but instead they remain unmoved by the images of animals suffering. The best thing you can do for these animals is to stop buying it. We can watch the fur industry gasp its last breath of air soon if we keep the pressure on. The days of looking like cavemen and cavewomen are over. We are better than that and so are The Olsen Twins, I just wish they would see that before more lives are lost. Until then we fight and we fight HARD..with our wallets. Keep them closed to animal torture and keep your mouths open to tell people WHY we oppose fur. Never be silent. Onward…
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