It’s an interesting concept isn’t it! Many people who have chosen to live a cruelty-free lifestyle are left wondering what to do about the animal products they may have purchased before they were aware of the issues surrounding its production, or perhaps your relative left you with their collection of fur coats and you can’t stand the sight of them. Well, rather than having that fur gather dust or take up space in a landfill, why not donate it to an animal in need?
After all, animals are the only ones who should wear fur anyway. This is precisely the idea behind Born Free USA’s “Fur for the Animals” donation drive. For three months the organization collected coats, hats, and other accessories made of animal fur. These pieces are being distributed to the many orphaned wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centers across the United States. Pretty ingenious, huh?
In a press release announcing the success of the drive, Adam Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA, comments, “I’m so pleased that Born Free USA could help individual animals in need while offering the public a symbolic way to declare that fur should only be worn by animals…The fur industry is a cruel cycle — from barbaric body gripping traps to designers, retailers, and ultimately the public, who believes fur is fashionable. We applaud consumers and retailers across the globe committed to going fur free and hope this trend continues.”
Check out how snug these rescued animals look with their new fur blankets:
All image source: Born Free USA/Facebook