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I did not willingly get this, not sure what animal it is just that it's real fur. A wrap, jacket, and throw. One of my friend's idiot stoner boyfriends left it at my house as a joke but moved out of the state and refuses to take them back.<br><br>
It's disturbing, trying to sleep then seeing the skins... It's creepy and I know how bad the process is. I want to get rid of them as quickly as possible.<br><br>
I wanted to throw them out but it seemed to be wasting more life. Obviously I'm not wearing/using them, gosh no. It sounds weird...didn't want the animal/animals to die in vain? Sorry, I'm new at this...<br><br>
I heard that wildlife sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers can take the fur. They use it to care for the baby animals with no mother or something?<br><br>
I don't know what to do... Help? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Donate it to goodwill or a homeless shelter.<br><br>
The poor creature has already suffered for the sake of the garmet and possibly some good could come out of it.
 

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Donate to the Coats for Cubs program<br><a href="http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/fur_fashion/donate_fur_coats_for_cubs_11042010.html" target="_blank">http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/..._11042010.html</a><br><br>
Some of the animals it helps may be orphaned because their mothers were caught for the fur industry.<br><br>
Do not donate it to Goodwill. Some hipster idiot is likely to buy it and wear it as a fashion statement, increasing the demand for fur.
 

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Goodwill here gets distributed to the disadvantaged and homeless.<br><br>
Is it different in the, I am assuming, US?
 

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Yeah, Goodwill must be different in Australia then...
 

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Yeah it's different over here. It's essentially just a giant resale shop chain (but they help people get jobs and stuff).
 

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donate it......before my aunt passed away she had this awful habit of buying me a pair of rabbit fur ear muffs every year and I explained to her that I couldnt and wouldnt wear them but she wouldnt listen and kept doing it.....I gave them to friends and/or donated to help center, homeless shelter, ect.....<br><br>
Peace<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Irizary</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2928197"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Donate to the Coats for Cubs program<br><a href="http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/fur_fashion/donate_fur_coats_for_cubs_11042010.html" target="_blank">http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/..._11042010.html</a><br><br>
Some of the animals it helps may be orphaned because their mothers were caught for the fur industry.<br><br>
Do not donate it to Goodwill. Some hipster idiot is likely to buy it and wear it as a fashion statement, increasing the demand for fur.</div>
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THIS.<br><br>
Donate it to a rehabilitation center where it will be used to help orphaned animals. Do not donate it to goodwill or some other shop so some asshat can buy it and wear it.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Irizary</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2928197"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Donate to the Coats for Cubs program<br><a href="http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/fur_fashion/donate_fur_coats_for_cubs_11042010.html" target="_blank">http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/..._11042010.html</a><br><br>
Some of the animals it helps may be orphaned because their mothers were caught for the fur industry.<br><br>
Do not donate it to Goodwill. Some hipster idiot is likely to buy it and wear it as a fashion statement, increasing the demand for fur.</div>
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This.
 

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I agree, Although it seems better to donate it to a homeless shelter, Im not sure what good it will do when so many other clothing items get donated all the time. Surely giving it back to the animal kingdom is more in keeping with the veg*n ethic?
 

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I'd personally probably destroy it with fire, but there may be more constructive and logical things to do as demonstrated by other posts here. Still, my trigger finger is itchy.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Irizary</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2928197"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Donate to the Coats for Cubs program<br><a href="http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/fur_fashion/donate_fur_coats_for_cubs_11042010.html" target="_blank">http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/..._11042010.html</a><br><br>
Some of the animals it helps may be orphaned because their mothers were caught for the fur industry.<br></div>
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I will put a vote in for this as well.
 

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Local AR groups often accept them for use in anti-fur demos and tabling, which keeps the usage in your community.
 

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*** Before you donate them anywhere, cut them in half, or just cut down the sleeves. Or, if you want to keep them intact, spill a little bit of hydrogen peroxide on the furs... It'll ruin the color.<br><br>
Even if you donate them to an animal sanctuary (wild or domestic), you run the risk of someone snatching them for personal use, or selling them. I worked at an animal shelter that did sell things of high value that were donated, and the proceeds benefited the animals. I also saw some people take things for personal use or gain. But anyways, with the fur, you just don't want anyone wearing them... or especially making a profit off of them.<br><br>
I doubt a baby cub would mind if his fur blankie has a funny colored spot on it, or if its missing a sleeve.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Dave in MPLS</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2929515"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Local AR groups often accept them for use in anti-fur demos and tabling, which keeps the usage in your community.</div>
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That's a good idea, too, if you have something like that close to you. You can probably ship them to PETA.<br><br>
That'd be cool to tell the person who left them with you just to be mean... to learn that those furs will be used in anti-fur campaigns.
 

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I think it would be better given to the cubs program than protesters. In my experience, the people that wear fur aren't really affected by those protests, and those that don't already know it's wrong. There's the slim chance it'll further convince a few people that already don't wear fur, but I think the impact isn't nearly as huge as helping out an orphaned animal. That's just what I would personally do, though, based on the what I've experienced when I witnessed a protest with a family member who will wear fur who was more convinced to wear fur out of spite and arrogance. (I was against fur at the time, always have been, but it didn't convince me any more so because I've always thought fur was wrong).
 

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I worked at an animal shelter that did sell things of high value that were donated, and the proceeds benefited the animals.</div>
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Just FYI, I think a used fur, unless it's really special in some way, is not really a high value item. It's an item that has a HUGE retail mark-up, but a fairly low resale value, at least nothing near the original store value.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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In my experience, the people that wear fur aren't really affected by those protests... based on the what I've experienced when I witnessed a protest with a family member who will wear fur who was more convinced to wear fur out of spite and arrogance.</div>
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That's why fur protests ought to be both educational (for those who might be on the fence), and confrontive (to those who wear fur). And why people need to confront those on the street who wear fur. It's not so fun to be confronted, glared at, yelled at, or whatever when you wear a fur. There are people who will not wear fur because they don't want to deal with the hassle of those of us who will confront them on the street, in stores, etc. Protesting fur is a different style than vegan outreach.
 

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<div class="quote-block">the people that wear fur aren't really affected by those protests</div>
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To be honest those aren't the folks the anti-fur campaigns are trying to reach. Most people who won't shop at a store because it sells fur probably wouldn't have bought one there anyway. But if that store thinks they are losing more sales on other products in the store from carrying fur items than they gain from it ... simple business sense suggests that not selling it would be a good idea.
 
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