Fur Free Pledge, from Spoiled Brat
At Spoiled Brat, we have taken the decision to sign the Fur Free Pledge. Its something that has always been a cause that means so much to us, so we feel proud to have signed the pledge and have adopted a fur free policy.
Why have we done this?
For one, why wear fur? Faux fur is 100% cruelty free and looks just the same, if not better. Its cheaper too, and you feel better about wearing it!
Why would you want an animal to suffer for fashion? When you actually read up, watch the videos and look at the pictures of what animals are put through, just for a piece of fashion it makes us feel ill.
Every year, on average 50 million + animals are born and raised on “fur farms” all round the world. These animals are killed solely for their pelts. Rabbits arent included in this figure, as they are hard to quantify. However its been estimated that in France, approx 70 million rabbits were killed last year alone, for their fur. You know cute little bunny rabbits, that we keep for pets?
Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined in cramped, dirty wire cages. Fur farmers use the cheapest and cruelest killing techniques available, including suffocation, electrocution, gas, and poison.
More than half the fur in the world, comes from China. And in China, millions of dogs and cats are bludgeoned, hung, bled to death, and often skinned alive for their fur. Chinese fur is often deliberately mislabeled, so if you wear any fur, there’s no way of knowing for sure whose skin you’re in. Would you like to wear DOG fur? Our cute pets – think about it?!
“Animals who are trapped in the wild can suffer for days from blood loss, shock, dehydration, frostbite, gangrene, and attacks by predators. They may be caught in steel-jaw traps that slam down on their legs, often cutting to the bone; Conibear traps, which crush their necks with 90 pounds of pressure per square inch; or water-set traps, which leave beavers, muskrats, and other animals struggling for more than nine agonizing minutes before drowning.
During the annual Canadian seal slaughter, tens of thousands of baby harp seals are shot or repeatedly bludgeoned with clubs tipped with metal hooks. Also in Canada, hundreds of black bears are shot at point-blank range or caught in traps and left to suffer for days so that their skins can be used to make the ceremonial hats worn by Queen Elizabeth II’s Five Guards’ Regiments.
Luckily, there is no need to be cruel to stay warm and look cool. Cruelty-free fabrics and faux furs are available in stores everywhere, and PETA continues to work with designers and clothing retailers to encourage them to use and sell only animal-friendly fabrics.” [Peta]
So this in short is why we have done this – we have taken this move as we see no need for fur in todays modern society. So take a stand too & sign the fur free pledge.