HOST: Peaceful viewers, on today’s Stop Animal Cruelty program we’ll
explore the utterly inhumane, abusive treatment of our innocent animal
friends on fur farms.
The Hebrew Bible or Tanakh, also known
as the Old Testament of the Holy Bible, describes in the Book of
Genesis the creation of animals and their relationship with humans as
follows: "The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I
will make a helper suitable for him.’ Now the Lord God had formed out
of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky.”
development of human civilization is inseparable from the selfless
assistance of our animal co-inhabitants. Buffalos have plowed our
fields, horses have provided us with transport, and many other beings
of the land, ocean and sky color our world through their vibrant,
On some, the Creator has bestowed warm fur
for protection against the weather and to bless them with a noble
appearance. Sadly, however, humanity in its greed steals these
protective coats to produce jackets, boots, hats, cushions, furniture,
toys and other items.
In fact, fur unfortunately never
completely disappeared from shops. There were ups and downs, but in the
last three years, there is a resurgence and it has become more and more
accessible; that is to say it became less expensive.
And unfortunately, it means more animals will be massacred for a fashion that is fleeting and totally unimportant.
Statistics from the US-based animal welfare group Humane Society
International paint a bleak picture of the current situation, as each
year over eight-million animals are caught by fur trappers and at least
30 million are raised and heartlessly killed on industrial farms to
supply producers of so-called fur fashions.
To make a single
meter-long fur coat, 200 chinchillas, 100 squirrels, 60 minks, 40
sables, 30 raccoons, 20 foxes or eight seals had to suffer slow,
Even dogs, cats and rabbits are not spared.
To escape public outrage, furs from bred or stolen companion animals
are often intentionally mislabeled as other types of pelts.http://www.hsi.org.au/?catID=68