NEVER, EVER BUY FUR
NEVER SHOP IN A STORE WHICH SELLS FUR PRODUCTS
Rabbit fur is used extensively as trimmings for garments, and also in the production of soft, furry toys. Before you buy, check the label. If the label doesn’t tell you the provenance of the fur, and if you can’t get the information from the shopkeeper, don’t buy. The likelihood is that it will have been made from some animal, and very possibly a rabbit.
Speak out. Use your voice. Express your opinion. If you see someone on the street wearing fur, approach them politely and ask them if they are aware of the suffering behind their garment. You will probably get a negative reaction, however, they just might have second thoughts about wearing their precious fur in public again. Don’t shout abuse at them. Shouting abuse at people is never a good thing to do.
Lobby your local political representatives. Ring them up. Email them. Call to see them at their weekly clinic. Be polite, be insistent, be passionate. Don’t let them fob you off. Use your social media platforms to share posts from animal rights organisations.
Become an active campaigner against fur by joining one of the many animal rights organisations that have anti-fur campaigns (see our Links page). Some of these campaigns target celebrities and they have been very successful at naming and shaming fur wearers over the years. If there isn’t a local campaigning group in your town or locality, ask one of the animal rights organisations if you can do some campaigning on their behalf. Most groups will be delighted to hear from you.
Write to newspapers and glossy magazines, pointing out the extensive use of rabbit fur in garments, in particular collar trimmings, sleeve trimmings, but also gloves, handbags etc.
BE RESOLUTE, BE STRONG
Finally, be resolute and be strong. The fur-bearing animals have no voice (or none that we can hear). Let your compassionate, passionate voice be theirs!