Fur industry celebrates spite, hate – and we must rise above them

MakeFurHistoryThe Truth About Fur Facebook page is a celebration of hate and spite. With the clear goal of advocating for trapping, fur farms and the entire fur industry, it’s not all that surprising to us.

Last week they shared an image of musician Kid Rock, who is purportedly wearing an otter-skin jacket ‘out of spite’ towards his ex, animal activist Pamela Anderson.

This display of hate and spite was given ‘props’ by those behind The Truth About Fur (a collaboration by numerous fur lobby groups, including the Fur Institute of Canada). It’s another sign that the ugliness of killing animals for fashion has an impact on those who partake in the activity.

But it also serves to show us the importance of not falling victim to hate. We can, of course, feel angry – and we should. Over 100,000,000 animals are killed worldwide for their fur every year. In Canada, that number reaches 3,000,000 killed on factory-style farms or in inherently inhumane traps.

Hate, however, is powerful and dark. It drags us down with those who have committed these atrocities. It makes us, like them, full of spite.

So we will rise above them. We will be angry, yes. But we will be productive. We will be full of love. We will be better than them.

And in the end, we truly will #MakeFurHistory.


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