First thing’s first:
Happy Full Moon!
As many of you already know, I am very sensitive with matters concerning animals. Be it killing them for fashion, animal testing, poaching, or endless [as it seems] acts of cruelty towards innocent beings …including eating them [a rather late revelation for me].
Following the “Animal Testing” artwork, this is the second of the series and it’s about FUR.
Killing animals for their fur is an issue that doesn’t need an introduction by me. Luckily today there is no reason to be cruel to get warm or look good. Cruelty-free fabrics and faux furs are available in many stores. So no excuse really for the suffering of so many animals for our vanity.
Instead of showing any kind [and there are many] of gruesome videos of the tortures these animals go through for us to ‘enjoy’ a fur coat, here are a few photos of animals used by the fur industry.
By clicking on the images you’ll be directed to their sources
For more information about the cruel fur industry, please visit the Humane Society here: [http://www.hsi.org.au/go/to/68/fur-trade-the-real-victims-of-fashion.html#.U5rXRC8xlkg] or Peta here: [http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothing/fur/]
You may check out Peta’s Shopping Guide to Compassionate Clothing here.
My model for this sketch was the mink [can take up to 60 minks for a fur coat!]
Here it is:
[Fur] – Really People?
As with most of my work, this too is available at my art shop here
…and on various items like phone and laptop cases & skins, t-shirts, hoodies, tank tops, shower curtains, rugs, pillows, v-neck tees, onesies, wall clocks, cards etc