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Fur at Kiskadee

I would like to buy gifts at this local shop. I am saddened, however, to see a large variety of fur products on display, including raccoon (usually raccoon dog) and rabbit from China. These animals are treated with unspeakable cruelty. I discussed this with the owner in the past but clearly did not make an impression. I would encourage other members of the Del Ray community to ask this shop owner to show compassion for these helpless animals by keeping their skins out of her inventory. I personally will not shop there until she does.
Robin Eddington December 16, 2013 at 08:18 PM
Yes, undercover videos made by multiple animal welfare organizations have documented the horrific treatment of animals raised or captured for these purposes; it is absolutely stomach-turning. They are transported under conditions that kill many of them and often skinned alive. China is notorious for this but it is not rare in other countries. I'm with you.
vineeta anand December 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM
It is extremely sad that a neighborhood store continues to profit from the horribly cruel manner in which animals are killed for their skin. And that, even after being reminded of the manner in which the animals died. And it is shameful that anyone in the neighborhood should continue to patronize such a store. I am going to boycott the store until it stops selling fur, and I urge others to do the same. There is no justification for keeping cruelty alive.
Marsha Wallace December 16, 2013 at 11:38 PM
re rabbit fur see http://action.sumofus.org/a/topshop-angora-rabbit/5/2/?akid=3153.1517032.rTDY6p&rd=1&sub=fwd&t=2
Scooby's Doo December 17, 2013 at 09:06 AM
But do they have puppy fur?
Janet Weeks December 17, 2013 at 09:10 AM
Nowadays, there are so many alternatives to the fur and skins of animals for clothing, accessories, and household goods, there is no good reason to use products of extreme suffering and cruelty any longer. Equally durable, warm, and usually far less costly, new human-made fabrications are beautiful, fashionable, and, most importantly, kind. Please do not sell or purchase animal skins or fur. Cruelty looks good on no one. But, compassion and kindness look awesome on everyone!
Diane Wood December 17, 2013 at 09:48 PM
We can walk one block in any direction in Del Ray and see wonderful and well loved dogs. This is clearly a community that loves animals. How could anyone willingly sell or buy garments that that is trimmed in dog fur. No ethical business should even consider selling these products.
vineeta anand December 22, 2013 at 10:14 AM
I am pleased that the store has made a commitment to stop selling raccoon dog fur. That is definitely a good step. But, I am saddened that the store has not made any such commitment to stop selling rabbit fur, or fur of other animals. I was horrified to see the store promoting its fur-trimmed apparel on its FB page. Perhaps the store doesn't realize that rabbits are the third most popular pet in the U.S. after dogs and cats and that many people in the neighborhood, including me, share our homes with rabbits? Rabbits and other animals raised for their fur suffer a horribly violent death. Often, the fur is stripped from them while they are still alive. I am going to boycott the store until Kiskadee makes a commitment to stop selling ALL fur, and am going to urge others to do the same. As Janet Weeks said, cruelty looks good on no one.


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