Posts tagged with murder:
"What would happen if you didn’t eat a turkey for Thanksgiving? Would you lose your college loan or your job? Would your family stop loving you? Would you get sick and die?
What really matters in your life? Are you treating all inhabitants of this earth with compassion or are you succumbing to cultural norms? Are you a leader or a follower? Do you think for yourself to determine right from wrong? Are you treating animals the way you want to be treated?
You are what you do, not what you say. Who are you?”
Now, I’m not one to go publicly attacking a company without cause. I’m especially not one to public attacking a company without privately contacting them first and giving them an opportunity to explain themselves or make amends. Unfortunately, Nasty Gal clothing has ignored my attempts at contact not once but twice, so I have no choice but to ask for support from my compassionate followers! You all came out in HUGE numbers in response to my "Fur Is the New Green? Is This a Joke?" post (which was awesome of you guys, by the way- her blog went from 0 to 68 comments within a few days!), so I thought I’d try my hand at rallying the troops once again.
So, I like clothes. I often love clothes, much like many young ladies with a pulse. I’m especially excited when I find a small (or small-ish) fashion label that has truly unique, fun, and flattering clothes. I completely fell in love with this Tiger Kaftan from Nasty Gal:
…and was about to order it when I was distracted by this:
A disgusting animal tail of some sort- this can’t even be “defended” by saying it keeps the wearer warm; it’s a blatantly selfish and disrespectful accessory that I can imagine hanging off the hip of Cruella Deville.
Rabbit fur boots. Boots! Are you kidding me?? How many rabbits had to brutally lose their lives to be wrapped around someone’s foot for “fashion”?
I would really love to see this company follow in the footsteps of companies like Urban Outfitters and Planet Blue who, after seeing public outrage over their use of fur, pulled it from their lines entirely. Please consider sending a letter of concern to Nasty Gal at email@example.com or leaving a comment on their Facebook page (mine was deleted but hopefully yours will have better luck). In my letter, I made sure to acknowledge the genuine awesomeness of most of their items and my desire to give them my business, but told them I would be unable to support them until they stop using fur stolen from beautiful, innocent animals whose purpose on this planet has nothing to do with adorning the bodies of selfish humans. For their reference, I included this list of popular, committed FUR-FREE designers:
I also made sure to let them know of the growing compassion and concern among young fashionistas, as evidenced by the Fur Free Friday (seriously, click this link, it’s rad) rallies around the country on Black Friday, as well as the proposed Fur Ban in West Hollywood. If you contact them, let me know! I’d love to know how many emails they’re getting so I can reference them in future messages.
I see Nasty Gal as an uninformed group of fashion lovers who have the capacity to have their hearts and eyes opened if they’re willing. Here’s hoping we can make a difference, can I count on you??
Normally I try to keep blog posts to one per day max, so as not to overwhelm all of my lovely and devoted followers. However, I’ve come across something today that is so upsetting my hands are shaking and my face is hot. It’s a blog about a girl on a mission to wear fur for 100 consecutive days in order to prove that there is no longer a negative reaction to it and that fur is “back in”. Fur is the most repulsive, tragic industry in the world, and I can’t even fathom that people are trying to defend it. I understand people who think they still need to eat meat. FUR- I will never, ever comprehend. Animals live in unbearable conditions until the final moment when they are either electrocuted, skinned alive, or have their necks broken. For more information about the fur industry, watch this video or visit http://www.mercyforanimals.org/fur_farms.asp or http://humanityy.com/ecology/animal-protection/shocking-facts-about-fur/
For those of you who would like to join me in the comment section of this page (I could use some backup!), here is a link to Day 50 of this crazy chick’s journey:
Mass grave for animals murdered for their fur. Please help this stop.