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Skinned!'s Campaign Against Transcontinental Grabs Fur Industry's Attention<br><br>
But Transcontinental Remains Undeterred<br><br><br><br>
As a result of your emails and phone calls, the fur industry has taken note of Skinned!'s campaign to dissuade Transcontinental Western Media Group from advertising for Pappas Furs in their GuestLife Vancouver tourist guide. When asked if Transcontinental was going to remove this advertisement, the publisher of GuestLife Vancouver, Kim Peacock was quoted in the latest issue of Fur World as saying, Absolutely not, the ad stays. Fur is a legal product and a reputable industry in Canada. Legal? Unfortunately, yes. Reputable? Nonsense!<br><br><br><br>
Ms. Peacock needs a reality check. Everyone knows the fur industry is deceitful and depraved. It is not reputable anywhere in the world and is increasingly becoming more violent as China now produces the bulk of the pelts for the global fur market. While Ms. Peacock may want to hide behind the legality argument, the realities of the fur industry cannot hide her unethical decision to support this heinous business. Please take a moment to politely write and/or call Ms. Peacock and tell her once again to stop advertising for furriers in their GuestLife Vancouver tourist guide:<br><br><br><br>
Here are some points that you may want to mention:<br><br><br><br>
· Fur bearing animals endure hideous suffering and death. They are caught in the wild with snares, leg hold and conibear traps and endure excruciating pain. Death is not swift. In a desperate attempt to escape, many try to chew their limbs off, or languish for hours or even days until the trapper returns, only to be shot or clubbed to death if they are still alive. Others die of infection or become prey to other animals.<br><br><br><br>
· Fur farms (more like fur factories) subject animals to a life time of suffering and a horrific death. Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives in small, filthy cages, madly pacing back and forth out of stress and boredom. Cannibalism is often the grim reality of this psychological distress. There is no humane slaughter legislation to protect these animals. Fur farmers use gruesome killing methods that include gassing, suffocation, neck breaking, anal and vaginal electrocution. Some reports say up to fifty percent of animals raised on Chinese fur farms are skinned alive.<br><br><br><br>
· Fur is not an eco-friendly product. The fur industry relies on the heavy use of toxic caustic acids to treat pelts which would otherwise rot as fur garments.<br><br><br><br>
· Snares, leg hold and conibear traps are indiscriminate and often non-targeted animals are caught and deemed as trash, even though they may be members of endangered species.<br><br><br><br>
· The trade is now victimizing our domestics. Two million dogs and cats in China alone meet an agonizing and painful death to have their fur turned into full length coats, fur trim and cheap trinkets.<br><br><br><br>
Write or call:<br><br><br><br>
Kim Peacock, Publisher<br><br>
Transcontinental Western Media Group<br><br>
2608 Granville Street, Suite 560<br><br>
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V3<br><br>
604-877-7732<br><br>
Email: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><br><br>
Ms. Lana Hanson, Sales Coordinator<br><br>
Transcontinental Western Media Group<br><br>
2608 Granville Street, Suite 560<br><br>
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V3<br><br>
604-877-7732<br><br>
Email: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>
 
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