Monday, January 10, 2011

Celebs against fur

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Norwegian animal rights group NOAH just started a new campaing aimed at the fur industry: 100 celebrities against fur

Thanks to recent investigations done by norwegian animal rights groups, Norway has been confronted with the ethical and animal welfare problems in the fur industry. You can find my previous blogposts about it here(fur farms) and here (pressure mounting)

NOAH wants to keep up the pressure on the industry in 2011 and hopes they can reach an even broader audience thanks to local celebrities who publicly denounce fur.

Dagbladet(in norwegian)

Martinsen forteller at hovedmålet med denne kampanjen er å legge grunnlaget for konkrete skritt i retning av å forby pelsoppdrett i Norge.

Translation: Martinsen (NOAH) says the main purpose of this campaign is to lay a foundation that could lead to a ban on fur farming.

On their website the animal rights group says:

I november i fjor samlet nærmere 6000 mennesker seg i NOAHs fakkeltog mot pels som ble arrangert for syvende året på rad. Ikke lenge etter startet NOAH kampanjen Mote mot Pels som samlet over 200 aktører fra mote-Norge til å ta avstand fra bruken av pels.

Translation: In november we gathered about 6000 people for a march against fur (held for the seventh year in a row). Not long after that NOAH started the campaign mote mot pels (fashion against fur).

Når NOAH som startskudd for antipelskampanjen i 2011 lanserer 100 kjente stemmer mot pelsdyroppdrett

Translation: Now NOAH has begun the anti fur campaign of 2011 by using 100 celebs who are opposed to the fur industry.

You can find a complete list of anti fur celebrities on their website: celebs against fur

We can find both celebs who already spoke out against the fur industry in the past, as new celebrities that decided they couldn't support this industry.

Cartoonist Lise Myhre is but one of many opponents of the fur industry in Norway:

Lise Myhre - source: wikipedia

Pelsnæringen er en næring jeg for mitt bare liv virkelig ikke begriper at vi kan fortsette med.

Translation: I absolutely cannot understand why we should continue the fur industry.

I don't understand it either! Do you?

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