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  1. One year I went to every charity shop in Chelmsford and bought every real fur coat there after making them promise not to sell fur in the shop again. All of the shops now have policies from their HQ – they can’t can’t sell fur here. They aren’t allowed to destroy donated fur items (they can only destroy unsaleable/damaged/etc items) so it is shopped to cold climate countries in aid packages where it does at least keep people warm rather than being for fashion. The human-aid charities are caught in a clash of ethics in this respect.

    Anyway, all the furs I bought were piled on my driveway, had some bottles of barbecue lighter fluid poured over them and were cremated. i did the same in the next couple of years, but because I’m no longer allowed to have smoky bonfires, they were taken to the Lynx anti-fur charity who cremated them. On the way there, on one occasion, I also managed to obstruct a fox hunt …. all in all a very satisfying day.

    I will still buy furs for destruction and remind the charity shops of their HQ policies, but I now strip out any non-biodegradable content and I bury the garment at the bottom of the garden. It rots quite fast and I get a nice crop of rhubarb as a result. All the skins on my spare bed came from food animals (goat, calf, boar, sheep) or roadkill, none of them were farmed for their coats.

  2. I read about this yesterday. It is disgusting because it means that real fur is cheaper to make than fake fur. So the lives of rabbits and cats and dogs are very cheap in China where the stuff comes from. It’s sick.

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