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Last night I went to Urban Outfitters hoping to try “A Perfume Organic” as their website said they carried it. They didn’t have it, but I saw that Urban had started carrying e.l.f makeup. I’d only tried their mascara, so I wanted to try their powder. I bought their “Mineral Booster Kit.” I was cautious since I knew that their essential line brushes were made with animal hair, but this package said “e.l.f. Minerals,” so I thought I was good.

When I got home and opened the package, I immediately knew that this brush was made of animal hair. The booster kit had included a brush from their Essential line. Ugh.

Now, there’s a few ways to test real fur:

1⃣  If the hair has fine pointed tips at the end, similar to how your cat’s fur is, it’s real.

2⃣  The second test is the burn test. I took a piece of the e.l.f brush, a piece of one of my own makeup brushes (with synthetic fibers), and a strand of my own hair. My synthetic brush burned just like plastic would with a slight burnt plastic smell. The e.l.f brush and my own hair burned odorless and both shriveled up the same way.

I’m going to return the mineral kit, as I will not contribute to the fur trade at all. I only took one strand of hair, so there is no damage to the product. I wanted to share my experience so you’ll know how to tell the difference between real and synthetic fibers and hopefully you won’t run into the same problem I did.

I’ve busted a lot of stores for mislabeling fur, including Urban Outfitter back in 2010. Here is a quick tutorial I put together for Fur Free LA on what to look for as the fall fur season approaches. This picture is for fur coats, slightly different territory, but you get the idea. FYI, the fur on the left is Raccoon Dog. The fur in the middle is Fox, and the fur on the right is faux. #vegansofig

http://instagram.com/p/NrVJBpmiXX/

furfreela reblogged your post: Sorry PETA… Fox fur is just too fucking fabulous.

Actually There are thousands of animal rights organizations, not just PETA. All animal activists and compassionate…

Hi. I’m the original person to put up this post. I put this up a while ago, actually kinda stupid when I look at it now. Is fur killing humane? Of course not. I respect the animal rights movement as a whole, because even if I do not share the same views; I am all for standing up for what you believe in. The thing with PETA that annoys the shit out of me is that fact that I see mostly preaching, outbursts at fashion events, throwing red-paint on celebrities. The red paint thing is what annoys me the most. First of all, throwing red paint on this persons fur item is really no big deal. If they are already wearing fur, they can probably afford another one. Second of all, I personally feel that’s defacing the animal even more. Third of all, I can only speak for myself; but damaging another person’s property is just wrong; whether it’s wrong or not. I knew this one girl who inherited a fur vest from her grandmother, she walking in NYC and someone through red paint onto it and ruined it. That’s just coming from a respect standpoint. Another thing is if you REALLY wanna make a difference, Go NATIONAL with that shit. Work with politicians, to get them on your side, do what you have to do, and get it all the way up to the fucking white house. If this did happen and fur got outlawed, I wouldn’t fight it one bit. The truth is, FUR is not going anywhere, at least not for now anyway. As long as the fashion industry exists, fur will exist. And to everyone who swears by faux-fur, listen to this. The processes in making faux fur, is vastly damaging to the environment. Sucks right? No happy mediums. I am still a fur lover, not ashamed one bit. 

PS; If you eat meat, shut the fuck up.

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You can find all of our products here: ✨vegancuts.com/company/fur-free-la✨

We’ve also just launched a new men’s/unisex style available NOW on our website: furfreela.com/shop

Have a happy #FurFree Friday everyone! 😘 #furfreela

When I protest fur, they say “What about leather?” Who’s to say I don’t care about leather? Of course I do! I’m a vegan, damnit. I’m a little taken aback by some of the responses I’ve been getting to my protest coverage.

➡ Here’s a little background: I was angry when fur came “back” into fashion, so I started my own #furfree organization Fur Free LA two years ago. I hold my own protests and organize huge online campaigns and petitions all on my own time and money. It’s hard work, time consuming, and costly, but nothing gives me greater pleasure than to be a voice for the voiceless.

When I thought I wasn’t doing enough, I started @vegansofig. I’m not trying to toot my own horn here, but I’ll be 25 next week and I’ve already got FIVE stores to stop selling fur. I’m nowhere close to where I’d like to be.

Just look at Nathan Runkle, the man in a legend. If you don’t like what’s happening with the leather industry, then do something about it. If you’re a vegan, you’re already doing something, but if you’ve got the audacity to imply that my targeted and effective campaigns are somehow forgetting other animal issues, then you need to be quiet.

Seriously. What if I was an activist for breast cancer? Would that mean I don’t care about lung cancer? No. Well, what about the children in Africa?! What about AIDS?!! What about World hunger??!!! O.M.G. They’re important issues, but they’re irrelevant to the issue at hand.

If you’re still angry after your online comments, then take on a cause like I’ve done with fur. Take to the streets, not your iphone keyboard. I’ll even help you out, but I will not bicker with my own kind. Okay?

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."✨ #vegansofig

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Canada Goose, Sports Illustrated and Kate Upton

It’s hard to deny the atrocity that is the latest Sports Illustrated magazine cover featuring Kate Upton rocking a Canada Goose jacket. But as all readers know, Canada Douche is in the market of “talking shit.” Instagram user @Furfreela can articulate it better:

“Congrats @Sportsillustrated! You’ve managed to objectify both women and animals in one photo! Question, isn’t the SI swimsuit issue supposed to be a magazine full of supermodels wearing itty bitty bikinis?

Why on earth would SI feature real fur on the cover of their skimpy bathing suit issue?  

What a baneful choice in featuring such a morally inferior company like Canada Goose. Their abominable display of animal cruelty is no secret. @canadagoose_inc is known worldwide for their cruel, unnecessary, and abundant display of animal cruelty.

Each year in Canada, over 100,000 coyotes are trapped and killed in cruel leg-hold, Conibear and snare traps. In agony and confusion, animals often break teeth and bones trying to escape. Canada Goose chooses to trap and kill coyotes, but thousands upon thousands of non-target animals (yes, even companion animals) are victims of these heinous traps. The animals have three option.  Try to chew off their trapped body part.  Bleed, freeze, or starve to death.  Or wait in agony to be "dispatched” by the trapper. Again, this is all for a piece of decorative trim for an overpriced coat.  

Please do not buy this issue and do not support Canada Goose. If you must “ooh and ahh” over supermodel’s bodies, choose a different publication. The Internet is full of FREE bathroom material, don’t buy this rubbish. (By the way SI, you can count on a strongly worded letter to the editor from yours truly)“


@Furfreela hit the nail on the head with "managing to objectify women and animals in one photo.” Canada Douchery is all fun and games, yes, but when you break it down and look at what hundreds of thousands of animals go through just so that stuck up douchebags can look “fly,” that’s just disgusting. It’s about time consumers thought more about the BRANDS they CHOOSE to represent. 

anonymous asked:

Fuck foxes, fuck furfreela, and fuck the whole anti-fur movement. It's all about hating on something most people can't afford, and branding an entire industry as "cruel" when the vast majority of fur-farmed animals are treated well (because you get shit product from badly treated animals) and hunted animals are wild pests anyway.

Well, I suppose you’re entitled to your opinion, but to me it isn’t about how much it costs, or even how the animals are treated.  In this case it’s about the fact that they are basically hacking off the tail of an animal so that some chick can spend $80 to clip it to her purse, when the same product could easily be made synthetically. There’s really no need to wear real animal pelts any more, I mean come on… it is 2012, isn’t it?

I am by no means an activist against the fur industry, I just posted this because I personally feel it is ridiculous. If it bothers you that much, you should get in touch with furfreela or another group who I am sure will gladly debate the issue with you further.

Congrats Sports Illustrated! You’ve managed to objectify both women and animals in one photo! Question, isn’t the SI swimsuit issue supposed to be a magazine full of supermodels wearing itty bitty bikinis? Why on earth would SI feature real fur on the cover of their skimpy bathing suit issue? 👎

What a baneful choice in featuring such a morally inferior company like Canada Goose. Their abominable display of animal cruelty is no secret. Canada Goose Inc. is known worldwide for their cruel, unnecessary, and abundant display of animal cruelty. 💔

Each year in Canada, over 100,000 coyotes are trapped and killed in cruel leg-hold, Conibear and snare traps. In agony and confusion, animals often break teeth and bones trying to escape. Canada Goose chooses to trap and kill coyotes, but thousands upon thousands of non-target animals (yes, even companion animals) are victims of these heinous traps.

The animals have three options:

1) Try to chew off their trapped body part.

2) Bleed, freeze, or starve to death

3) Or wait in agony to be “dispatched” by the trapper.

Again, this is all for a piece of decorative fur trim for an overpriced coat.

Please do not buy this issue and do not support Canada Goose. If you must “ooh and ahh” over supermodel bodies, choose a different publication. The Internet is full of FREE bathroom material, don’t buy this rubbish.

By the way SI, you can count on a strongly worded letter to the editor from yours truly…

Okay! You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as much lately. That’s because I’ve been hard at work creating a clothing and accessories line for my organization Fur Free LA. I wanted to create a fun and stylish way to promote #furfree fashion so we’re launching with a line of tee’s and tanks with our first design: Get The Fox Outta Here

Each design was tested me, not animals. ;) They’re soft, made in the USA out of eco friendly fibers, and fit your body right. I’m very happy to announce that we opened for business today! Check out our brand new site: furfreela.com 

In honor of our launch, we’re having a sale for today (April 29th) only. Use the code OPENINGDAY and you’ll receive 20% off your entire order. Our men’s and plus size styles will be available in about two weeks. If we don’t have your size/style today, email shop@furfreela.com and we’ll have send you a coupon code for 20% off when they’re in. Yes! We do ship internationally.

Any questions, concerns, or feedback don’t hesitate to contact us at  shop@furfreela.com


The Shop Fur Free LA line will enable us to continue our work in getting fur out of fashion retailers in Los Angeles and beyond! This is a whole new venture for us and we’re very happy that we can finally share it with you. Hope you like it! #VegansofIG

The fur industry is full of lies. They like to throw in words like “humane” and “eco friendly” to describe their fur. But a life behind bars ended by a toxic death is what life is really like for these innocent animals.

They define humane by the way their animals are killed. However, they’ve failed to take into account the sad existence these poor babies have endure before they are “painlessly” killed.

You want humane fur? Buy faux. Polyester doesn’t bleed

I’m on activist overtime and little overwhelmed with all of the work. Fur Free LA is hosting not one, but TWO fur free protests in November. (Signs and leaflets will be provided.)

INTERMIX on Robertson Blvd on Saturday 11/3 from 1-4pm.

KITSON on Robertson Blvd (across the street from INTERMIX) on Saturday 11/17 from 1-4pm.

I need your help. Fur Free LA now has an official organization page on change.org! Yay! While I’m organizing these protests, we need to continue to apply pressure on these stores. It would mean the world to me if you signed and shared the INTERMIX and KITSON petitions.

Thanks everyone! Hope to see you in November. Much love. xx #VegansofIG

THANK YOU!

Thank you so much to Amy Rebecca from Fur Free LA for writing this blog post and sticking up for us! 

http://www.labellenuage.com/2012/02/curious-case-of-elissa-sursara.html

The past couple of months have been hard dealing with such awful and malicious criticism/lies/harassment in regard to our character. 

Hopefully now things can be kept civil and we can all focus on what is most important…exposing and fighting animal cruelty.

We are so excited to put all negativity behind us and move forward with chasing our dreams and being bigger voices for animals! 

Please follow and support Fur Free LA. They are wonderful, kind and compassionate activists! They are saving so many lives on their journey to banning the sale of fur in LA. Wishing you all the best. You guys deserve everything good!

Support their campaigns today and help make a difference.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FurFreeLosAngeles

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/furfreela

Rylee & Elle <3

The International Fur Trade Federation claims that “welfare is at the heart of everything the fur trade does.” Interesting how anyone remotely interested in animal welfare can justify fur trapping…

Trapped animals often twist or chew off their own limbs to escape. Traps are not selective, and ANY animal can get caught.

The animals pictured were all victims of fur trapping. Remarkably, the two cats survived, but they were lucky. Valiant nearly lost his left foot. The fact that JJ survived is a miracle. She was caught in a body crushing Conibear trap.

Born Free USA covered their veterinary bills out of their Trapping Victims Fund. Unfortunately, this happens all to often, and most do not survive. This unnecessary suffering will continue as long as the fur trade thrives.

Say NO to fur!