FAKE FUR SCANDAL: Is your FAUX FUR actually REAL FUR ? Street Action – Get Involved !

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I BOUGHT A FAUX FUR – IT LOOKS GREAT !

The reality is FAUX FUR never really looks that great after a few weeks and a rainstorm, If your trim still has its  bright eyed and bushy tailed look,. its most likely real fur

Real Fur production is on the rise,. 60% of the US fur import market is real fur coming in from Asia, unregulated and undercutting synthetic fake fur production costs by up to 70% ! These bargain fur price points are driven wholly by scale farming and the increasingly cruel cost cutting methods which involve now “normal” industry practices of skinning alive, anal electrocution, horrific conditions of confinement in cramp quarters filled with excrement , beating, suffocation, gas, and poisoning.

When you wear a jacket with a FUR trim, you are making the clear statement: “Hey i’m really cool with that, and who gives a shit about where it comes from as long as i look pretty”..but are you ? really, what kind of person would be ?

Do you ever feel like you’ve been cheated ?  

Do you support regulation and ethical farming world wide ? Feel you want to do something about it ? GET INVOLVED:

PRINT / SHARE the below slips and pass out to people in your peer groups, family friends and fellow passengers on public transport:

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Support the campaign – Share  your own Testimonal  / Name and Shame Retail outlets:

“Someone told me about the ‘burn test’ to check if its fake or real. My daughter bought some gloves from a shop in Oxford St, Knowing my feelings on fur she asked the guy whether it was fake, He said yes (LIAR!) well it was confirmed as rabbit fur” Lisa Ramsey February 24th 2015

If you want to check your Trim or jacket to see if its FUR: http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-fashion/how-to-tell-real-fur-from-faux-fur.html

More of the same: http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/pdfs/fur/field-guide-on-real-vs-fake-fur-final.pdf

If you have bought FUR without realizing ? Return it to the Shop of purchase and request a refund 

based on mis-sold goods consumer rights known as “Satisfactory As Described” :  http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/consumer-rights-refunds-exchange

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Other Action – “A Sticky Business”

An increasing number of “Anti-Fur” Stickers can be seen around town, Easy to Apply and carrying a very clear message, whether you are out in the street, on Public Transport or wondering why you have to pay extra for Soy milk in Cafe Nero instead of dairy (why is that when it’s an alternative not a side order ?)….. join the sticker tape parade and get your Animal Rights stickers at the below link:

http://www.peta2.com/actions/free-stickers/

http://www.peta.org/action/activism-guide/free-animal-stickers/

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Go the next step – join the growing Protest action:

 

HARRODS: 

http://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/id-rather-go-naked-famous-wear-fur-harrods-protest/

HARVEY NICHOLS:

Images from the Harvey Nichols CAFT protest action group, (images by kind permission of Pacificus)

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FAKE FUR SCANDAL IN THE NEWS:

Newly shamed in the Fashion Elite for selling “FAUXFUR” but proved to be cat / rabbit / racoon / dog: Aquatalia /Belk/Michael Kors/Jacadi, and Nordstrom Rack

Michael Kors spokesman commented that the material falsely identified as “faux” on the store’s website due to “a clerical error,” (NO SHIT Sherlock ! – Source NBC News today show:

http://qz.com/316783/fashion-companies-just-got-caught-labeling-real-fur-faux-again/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2890312/Your-faux-fur-actually-REAL-stores-like-Nordstrom-Rack-Neiman-Marcus-falsely-labeling-animal-pelt-clothing-fake.html

In the 1980’s  public rejected FUR en mass following a series of campaigns highlighting the techniques used in the processing of Seal Cubs for FUR. It is ironic that this method of processing FUR , so vehemently protested against is more humane than most of the global fur trade farming today. At least the seals were dead ! The Public had an issue with that but don’t have an issue with whats going on today ? it seems unbelievable….

Here are some informative links on the reality of the FUR trade for those of you who like to investigate more:

FUR IS BACK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-419557/Fur–fashion-industry-hang-head-shame.html

THE FUR INDUSTRY: http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothing/fur/

CRUEL OR COOL ? http://metro.co.uk/2013/05/22/cruel-or-cool-worldwide-sales-of-fur-top-10-billion-3803515/

IS YOUR FAKE FUR REALLY CAT FUR? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-444606/Is-fake-fur-really-cat-fur.html

MORE OF THE SAME: http://www.fashionunited.co.uk/fashion-news/fashion/tom-tailor-caught-using-real-fur-in-product-labelled-fake-fur-2014011619756

MORE OF THE SAME: https://www.yahoo.com/style/faux-faux-fur-for-sale-at-kohls-98314806768.html

SELLING DOG AND CAT FUR IS LEGAL IN CANADA WHATS THE ISSUE? http://www.straight.com/news/lesley-fox-selling-cat-and-dog-fur-legal-canada

SKINNED ALIVE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2045016/Raccoon-dogs-skinned-alive-make-cheap-copies-Ugg-boots.html

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STOP TAIJI Dolphin slaughter- Fishinabox at the JAPANESE EMBASSY

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STOP TAIJI Dolphins slaughter- Fishinabox at the Japanese Embassy

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FISHINABOX RECORDS released the Album TAIJI COVE which could be heard on the streets on the DEMO outside the Japanese Embassy as Taiji Demon Drummers sought out Japanese Visitors and Staff in an attempt to engage them in dialogue over Dolphin Driving in Taiji BAY.

The Final Cut of the Digital release of the ALBUM was titled “An Environmental Documentary performed in DUBSTEP” The CD release due out in March will incorporate additional Bonus footage and also a full Japanese audio translation and supporting text of the Ground Breaking London Protest speech by Dominic Dyer of Care for the Wild.

FISHINABOX PRESS COMMENT ON THE ALBUM TAIJI COVE:

“We did this in DUBSTEP because its basically the best sound for street events, well that an d some crazy shit percussion outfit like STOMP,. but we didn’t have that sort of set up to hand. DUBSTEP is  the perfect musical back drop for expressing objection to the system,. we like to think of this Album as sitting firmly in the  – POLITICS OF DUBSTEP – “

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Photographer: KIT FRETZ

The DEMO Album can be FREE STREAMED on this LINK: https://soundcloud.com/fishinabox/taiji-cove-an-environmental-documentary-performed-in-dubstep

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London ANTI-FUR Campaign – HARRODS HARVEY NICHOLS – Protest Tourism LONDON

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London ANTI-FUR Campaign – HARRODS HARVEY NICHOLS – Protest Tourism LONDON

Despite FUR farming being illegal in Britain, sales figures here in the UK are sky rocketing through the roof in the last 5 years. Cruel or Cool ? Are we such a nation of self-obsessed wannabees that the ”what” in what we wear is no longer important ?

There has been a History of Anti Fur Protest activity against Harrods from a number of Animal Rights Groups and Organizations. Most recently form 2005 to 2013 Anti Fur protesting at the Elite Store was being driven by Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade. In 2013 despite widespread public unrest, Harrods succeed in securing a court Injunction to effectively silence protest. The Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade has now turned there attentions to Harvey Nichols outlets.

In November 2014 Heidi Mary Porter, committed animal rights activist nudity protester and model, under her deep probing animal rights investigation operation “FBI animals” took up the banner and started protest again against Harrods Store policy of stocking Real Fur. Heidi and a growing movement of protesters can be seen outside Harrods Every Saturday  from 2 – 6.

With protest action visible at both Harrods and Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge has become a Tourism “hotspot” Websites are showing the protest action with a 72% rating as excellent / very good / informative. Protest tourism has become a popular way over the last few years for travelers to enjoy of a very special kind of sightseeing.

The Harrods “I’d rather go naked than wear Fur” action specifically has now also been listed on “Trip Advisor” with over 3500 4 or 5 /5 star reviews out of 4900 reviews. A must see / be part of for Londoners and tourists alike.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g186338-d188901-r158837867-Harrods-London_England.html

The objective of the protest is to aim for HARRODS to review their commitment to stocking FUR products, specifically due the increasingly cruel cost cutting methods of farming FUR which involve now “normal” industry practices of skinning alive, anal electrocution, horrific conditions of confinement in cramp quarters filled with excrement , beating, suffocation, gas, and poisoning.

Harrods argument to stocking Fur is based on what is referred to “Ethical Sourcing” and “Public demand”.

Fishinabox, the Anti Fur society, Nettverk for dyrs frihet and Dyrebeskyttelsen Norge have all investigated lines of supply back to “Ethical” Farms and found evidence of gross negligence. In all cases , All fur farms investigated contained the same conditions. Animals keep in dire confinement have resorted to gnawing their own limbs, attacking each other, neglected, eating excrement when not feed, death and disease is unchecked and carcasses are left with living animals:

http://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/ethical-fur-farming-in-europe-expose-focus-on-norway/

It is essential that these investigations are made and shared as publicly as possible. As with failing demand and outrage leading up to the 1990 closure of the Harrods Fur Department,, the strength of the anti-fur campaign was based on concrete evidence of mistreatment.

Why Harrods ? Perhaps by gaining the support of one one the oldest and most respected stores in London the message will filter down to the retail sector in general over the archaic practice of selling FUR.

Harrods , (according to “wikipedia” and wikipedia is always right about aristo-crap-tic long standing Globally renowned establishments) is an upmarket department store located on the Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London. The Harrods motto is Omnia Omnibus UbiqueAll Things for All People, Everywhere has proven to be a poison pill when faced with the controversy of FUR. 

Harrods is the only department store in Britain that has continued to sell FUR. (That’s DEPARTMENT Store, not, retail chain – retail is rolling out FUR without limitation) Their elitist example of the “acceptability” of fur and the “class tag” of Harrods goods creates an acceptance in high society of the allure to FUR products which is challenged in this protest. 

Cruel or Cool ? Are we such a nation of self-obsessed wannabees that the ”what” in what we wear is no longer important ?

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“The last few month’s has seen intense weekly protesting at Harrods Knightsbridge over the continued refusal to re-address policies on the stocking and sale of Real Fur.

Anti Fur demonstrators and supporters are highlighting a sickening trend in British high society to support base and embarrassing commercial practices, resulting in an increasing number of high profile celebrities distancing themselves from the store and its fur policy.”

http://www.celebitchy.com/14737/leona_lewis_turns_up_her_nose_at_harrods/

http://www.peta.org.uk/blog/cillian-murphy-joins-fight-to-end-fur-farming-in-ireland/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3005053/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-Lumley-takes-Harvey-Nicks-cruelty.html

Harrods was sold to the Qatari royal family’s investment company in 2010, (according to “wikipedia”)  despite being a “money honey-pot” and bastion of the foreign investor/ “buy to leave” culture; it still clings publicly to it’s Empirically British and upmarket status as London’s premier department store.

Harrod’s is located on the Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London.

The Harrods motto is Omnia Omnibus UbiqueAll Things for All People, Everywhere has proven to be a poison pill when faced with the controversy of FUR. 

Harrods is the only department store in Britain has re-instated and continues to sell FUR. (That’s DEPARTMENT Store, not, retail chain – retail is rolling out FUR without limitation)  Their elitist example of the “acceptability” of fur and the “class tag” of Harrods goods creates an acceptance in high society of the allure to FUR products which is challenged in this protest. 

Harrod’s steadfast resistance to public requests to take Fur off  the shelves have led to an ever escalating anti fur campaign. In February’s Protest Action demonstrators have been under pressure from Bullish Security following the relaunch of action under the banner of “I’d Rather go Naked than wear Fur”.

In March the protesters were served with an all guns blazing 16 page restriction order from the Royal Court of Justice (dated 2013) and have been under pressure from the Store security attempting to impose the conditions of the order. The Order relates to previous anti Fur campaigns against the Store which had been constant through 2005 to 2013.

The pressure continues to mount against Harrods and in turn Harrods increasingly are tightening the screws to silence public dissent.

Interest is also gathering in Media Circles to run a TV show to find Harrods a high quality Fake Fur solution to the dire bad publicity trap of continuing to stock so called “Ethical Fur” after the fur farms have been opened and exposed as a public disgrace.

As far as Harrods History goes, its been off the shelf since 1990 so why is it back on sale again at London’s exclusive retail establishment ? With new fur farming techniques being even more offensive than the 1990’s,. how do retail establishments get away with blood on their hands and wash their dirty laundry and exclusive price points around our Capital City ?

The reason for restocking Fur is simple – They do it because YOU demand it, because YOU no longer care about the ethics of fur farming…

To expose the store on so called “Ethical Fur Retail” – Heidi Mary Porter and the London Vegan Action Group, (animal rights activists and nudity protesters) outside Harrods EVERY Saturday Afternoon.

Get along to the DEMO on a Saturday afternoon and find out why the “fur is flying” again at London’s Premier Store.

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WHATS WRONG WITH FUR ANYWAY ?

In the 1980’s  public rejected FUR en mass following a series of campaigns highlighting the techniques used in the processing of Seal Cubs for FUR. It is ironic that this method of processing FUR , so vehemently protested against is more humane than most of the global fur trade farming today. At least the seals were dead ! The Public had an issue with that but don’t have an issue with whats going on today ? it seems unbelievable….

BECOME A NUDITY ACTIVIST / CAMPAIGNER: http://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/contact/

FIND OUT MORE: http://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/id-rather-go-naked-famous-wear-fur-harrods-protest

Use of Video Content by kind Courtesy of the London Vegan Action Group

Here are some informative links on the reality of the FUR trade for those of you who like to investigate more:

FUR IS BACK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-419557/Fur–fashion-industry-hang-head-shame.html

MORE OF THE SAME: http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2015/mar/25/fur-trade-booming-fashion-catwalks

MORE O THE SAME: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2987178/Will-fur-faux-pas-stars-Karl-Lagerfeld-Kim-Kardashian-continue-fuel-cruel-craze-animal-pelts-one-FEMAIL-writer-desperate-fur-die.html

THE FUR INDUSTRY: http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothing/fur/

CRUEL OR COOL ? http://metro.co.uk/2013/05/22/cruel-or-cool-worldwide-sales-of-fur-top-10-billion-3803515/

IS YOUR FAKE FUR REALLY CAT FUR? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-444606/Is-fake-fur-really-cat-fur.html

MORE OF THE SAME: http://www.fashionunited.co.uk/fashion-news/fashion/tom-tailor-caught-using-real-fur-in-product-labelled-fake-fur-2014011619756

MORE OF THE SAME: https://www.yahoo.com/style/faux-faux-fur-for-sale-at-kohls-98314806768.html

SELLING DOG AND CAT FUR IS LEGAL IN CANADA WHATS THE ISSUE? http://www.straight.com/news/lesley-fox-selling-cat-and-dog-fur-legal-canada

SKINNED ALIVE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2045016/Raccoon-dogs-skinned-alive-make-cheap-copies-Ugg-boots.html

What is “Ethical Fur” ?:

http://furbearerdefenders.com/blog/is-a-new-generation-accepting-fur-or-are-journalists-buying-the-spin

http://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/ethical-fur-farming-in-europe-expose-focus-on-norway/

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Photography by kind permission of Pacificus

FISHINABOX RECORDS excerpt their right under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 to discuss all aspects of the Fur trade industry, source material, comment on this project and all content under the context of “fair comment and criticism”.

DISCLAIMER: Links to information on sites other than those operated by FISHINABOX RECORDS are for your convenience only and are not an endorsement or recommendation of those sites. FISHINABOX RECORDS does not control or provide any content or information at these sites, makes no representation or warranty of any kind with respect to these sites or their content, and does not maintain, operate, or take responsibility for information provided. FISHINABOX RECORDS does not endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of such content or information and any use thereof is solely at the user’s risk.