Many years ago a vintage fur coat was handed down to me from a distant relative. Even then I was anti-fur in fashion, however, I did wear it once and … felt a fool. So I decided to put the coat on consignment at a local vintage clothing store and give the money I made to People for Ethical Treatment of Animals.
That was the best option I had at the time but what I really wanted to do was give the fur back to the animals. Sounds crazy, I know.
Or maybe not. Now, thanks to Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, we can give fur back. Born Free USA is running a donation drive called Fur for the Animals. The drive is collecting coats, hats, and other garments made from animal fur and donating them to wildlife animal rescue rehabilitation centers around the country. The centers use the fur to provide comfort and familiarity to young injured and sick wildlife in their care.
According to Adam Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA, “Animal trapping and fur farming are not only barbaric to animals but also are horrifying public safety and environmental issues. One of our key organizational campaigns is to reduce the supply, demand, and social acceptance of fur and end the cruelest forms of trapping in America. Our ‘Fur for the Animals’ drive offers a simple solution to the compassionate question Born Free USA often receives: “what can I do with this old fur?” Consumers and retailers across the globe are going fur-free and we applaud each and every one of them!”
Fur for the Animals runs now through May 30, 2014.
Donations can be dropped off or shipped to the following places:
Born Free USA, 2300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
Born Free USA, 1220 H Street, Suite 103, Sacramento, CA 95820
Do you have a fur something or other that has come your way? Why not give it back to the animals?
Thank you, Born Free USA for giving us the opportunity to put fur fashion to good use.