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Day 124: I Would Rather Go Naked? I Made the Pledge Will You!

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Taraji for PETA

I live in Canada. It gets cold here. I mean it can get really cold here. Fur trade was one of the very first businesses started in Canada by the Hudson Bay Company with the Native Indian Community. It kept the original Canadians warm through the cold winter months. Why not wear it now to stay warm?

Here are the top 5 reasons 365give reasons not to wear fur other than the cruelty to animals factor:

We have heated house
We have heated cars and public transportation
We have heated schools and offices
We have heated coffee shops at every corner to get a hot beverage
We have alternative fabrics that are so warm that are made into coats, gloves, boots, hats etc.

What I’m trying to say is,  we don’t have a need to use fur any more, as our ancestors did so many years ago. Can we really find an excuse to bring so much cruelty and pain to animals for our own vanity?

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I came across this fantastic photo today of Taraii P. Henson. She is beautiful and she is naked for a very good reason. I will take her line from the PETA site where I also got her photo.

“I don’t think a living being should suffer for the sake of fashion, period,” Henson proclaims. “End of story.”

I personally don’t wear fur. I never have. I have some great faux fur pieces. I get plenty of compliments on these pieces and I am happy to admit that it’s faux. I’m proud of the fact I don’t wear real fur. My faux fur looks beautiful and keeps me warm. Not only do I not want to walk around wearing a dead animal I know has suffered but I would rather give my money to a brilliant charity like PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) or to one of the thousands of other great organizations that could really use it.

So today I made the PETA pledge. I pledge to not wear fur in my lifetime.

It was an easy GIVE for me and one I will stand by and share with you to inspire you to also make the pledge. If we all stopped wearing fur there would be no business of fur retail. So here is it – make the pledge. Just click and sign up. One less animal will live a life of cruelty.

Time Commitment: 1 minute

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Jacqueline Way
Jacqueline Way
My dream is to inspire people around the world – young and old – to make a better, happier world for everyone. As a family we have come to learn through our own daily giving practice that if we all do one small thing to give every day – together we will be the change the world needs.

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