I'll soon be back with more news of the darling ninjas in my garden (turns out they hadn't been moved that far off anyway!), but just for the moment I'll leave you with this beautiful image and this fact:
According to The Humane Society of the United States it takes 24 red foxes for a full length fur coat (this fact comes from an article about teaching young fashion designers the real facts behind using fur). I can't myself get my mind behind why anyone would want to wear a fur coat and subscribe to the idea of an animal, or 24 animals, having to give their life (involuntary) for the sake of human vanity. You'd have to call it vanity because in this day and age we have SO many alternatives to keep warm.
I'm all for the maxim "Live and let live" - it's each persons individual responsibility what choices they make in their life, but surely you cannot make the choice to wear a fur coat and not give some thought what actions has gone behind the coat coming into existence. I mean, just that thougth of one full length fox fur coat... the life ripped out of 24 foxes. Who wants to wear that??
It's just such a dis-graceful human act. Yes, many choices to make in life, but some just are downright inexcusable.
Image ©Anton Yaguarov