Ban the Group http://www.facebook.com/RWWFur
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Ban the Group http://www.facebook.com/RWWFur

    1. Patricia Betty
    2. Petition by

      Patricia Betty

      ESSEX, United Kingdom

This group on FaceBook is insulting people who care for animals and mocking people who suffer from Tourette’s syndrome. They are giving out inaccurate messages that fur is green and good for the wearer. They have stifled free speech, and reported people who have attempted to give counter arguments to their propaganda. They have completely ignored the suffering of 50 million animals tortured for their fur every year and have displayed twisted parodies of Animal Rights posters
“Animal Rights Activism on Facebook, where Renfield’s syndrome meets Tourette’s.When you see an animal rights activist posting images on Facebook pages featuring bloody, dead animals or corpses while spewing hate and obscenities, now you know why. Renfield’s syndrome is a paraphilia where people experience sexual arousal at the sight of death or blood. Tourette’s syndrome is a condition where people compulsively use obscene words and derogatory remarks. "

The above is one example of the kind of offensive propaganda posted by this group. Another claim made by RWWFur is that people who want to see an end to the fur trade make animal snuff porn because they are sexually aroused by the images of pain and death. They claim that animal rights groups are criminals, and they invite us to keep our trolling comments on our own FB walls. Any attempt to leave a comment is met with instant removal and that person is reported to FaceBook.
The propaganda doesn’t stop there. Beautifully airbrushed pictures in stunning colours claim that REAL FUR IS GREEN, REAL FUR IS KIND TO THE ENVIRONMENT, REAL FUR IS SUSTAINABLE AND PROVIDES A CLEAN POLLUTION FREE WORLD AND SAVES THE LIVES OF INNOCENT WILDLIFE. There are plenty of pictures of women in fur coats walking or playing with dogs and other animals and the message is, Women who wear fur love animals, Animal rights groups just whine on about saving the voiceless because we are looking for attention and because we hate our fellow human beings.

Animals suffer short miserable lives on fur farms. They are confined in tiny often filthy cages sometimes several animals deep. They are beaten, broken, stabbed, electrocuted, scalded, hung and often skinned whilst still alive. Others are caught in leg hold and body traps and suffer horrendous injuries and self-mutilation as they attempt to escape. Although fur farming has been banned in the UK, London is the world centre for fur buyers. The 45 members of the British Fur Trade Association or BFTA, itself part of the International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF), represents retailers, traders, wholesalers and manufacturers. Collectively BFTA members buy the majority of the world’s fur at primary level, which is to say as pelts. In doing so, they turn over some £500 million a year. Eighty five per cent of the world’s fur originates from farms. China, also a member of the IFTF, is the world’s largest exporter of fur clothing and according to industry sources, the biggest fur trade production and processing base in the world. Between 25%and 30% of the country’s fur is obtained from wild animals, while 70-75% originate from captive animals. China is also one of the few countries in the world without any legal provisions for animal welfare. Most Chinese fur farms were established during the past ten years. Wild species bred for fur include red and Arctic foxes, raccoon dogs, mink, and Rex rabbits. According to Chinese fur industry sources, a growing number of international fur traders, processors and fashion designers have gradually shifted their business to China, where cheap labour and the absence of restrictive regulations make life easier and profit margins broader. The international fur sector is complex, with pelts produced by farmers passing through several countries and undergoing various processes before it reaches the final consumer.
Fur contains toxic residues left over from the tanning process which RWWFur completely ignore promoting fur as good for the wearer. They also claim that real fur is good for the planet and reinforce this lie with posters of Earth from space and the words, “Buy real fur, Its natural clean and safe and keeps mother earth happy.”
http://furbearerdefenders.com/downloads/PDFs/Fur_is_not_green.pdf

http://furbearerdefenders.com/downloads/PDFs/Fur_is_not_green.pdf

Please take the time to read these reports about the damage to the environment from the tanning process of real fur and also the disruption to delicate eco-systems from taking natural predators out of the wild by trapping animals for their skins
EcoAid by Manfred Krautter has undertaken extensive research on behalf of the VIER PFOTEN animal welfare foundation. Between October 2010 and November 2010, 15 retail fur products were analysed by the laboratory of the Bremer Umweltinstitut (Environmental Institute, Bremen) to find out whether they contained toxic chemical residues. In September 2010, 15 samples of fur and textiles with fur edgings were bought in German shops in Hamburg, Kiel, Frankfurt am Main and Fürth or online. These samples included furs from foxes, mink and racoon dogs that had been made into hats, collars, hoods with fur edging, ear muffs, scarves, pompoms and other such items. There were also two children‘s jackets.(see chapter 6 of the report) Please read the rest of the findings showing that fur is toxic to the wearer. I have included the link below. A recent Swedish study suggests that there may be a link between prostate cancer and working in a fur tannery

http://www.vier-voeters.nl/website/output.php?idfile=3277

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/33497728/Work-in-leather-tanning-and-processing-may-involve

Stealing the skin of an animal for fashion is disgusting. We do not need to wear fur in 2012. RWWFUR’s argument about fur being eco-friendly is not correct. The tanning process is damaging to waterways, the air and may affect the health of the people who work in the factories.
I, AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SIGNING THIS PETITION TAKE GREAT EXCEPTION TO THE CLAIMS MADE BY THE GROUP REAL WOMEN WEAR FUR THAT:-
FUR IS GREEN AND IS GOOD FOR THE PLANET
FUR FARMING IS NOT CRUEL AND DOES NOT CAUSE HUGE STRESS AND SUFFERING TO ANIMALS
FUR IS GOOD FOR THE WEARER
ANMAL RIGHTS PEOPLE ARE SEXUAL DEVIANTS, OR TROLLS OR VAMPIRES WHO ARE EXCITED BY THE SIGHT OF BLOOD AND DEATH. (Renfield's Syndrome)
ANIMAL RIGHTS PEOPLE ARE CRIMINALS
ANIMAL RIGHTS PEOPLE MAKE ANIMAL SNUFF PORN MOVIES
PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM TOURETTES ARE FOUL MOUTHED AND LINKED WITH VAMPIRISM

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. still here

      Patricia Betty
      Petition Organizer

      I m still pressing for signatures and I will never give up

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures
    4. Slowly adding signatures. Keep spreading the word. Target is 1000

      Patricia Betty
      Petition Organizer

      I will email facebook when we reach 800 signatures Tell them to expect a big objection to RWWFur

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. RWWFUR had a furfest

      Patricia Betty
      Petition Organizer

      They had a tiger skin to promote Wildcat Wednesday Now doesn't that make you mad Please circulate this petition to all you think will sign

    7. Reached 250 signatures
    8. See @Dirt.Com what readers are saying about RWWFur on FaceBook

      Patricia Betty
      Petition Organizer

      Feel free to comment at the end of the article

    9. Amazing

      Patricia Betty
      Petition Organizer

      This petition has hardly been going one day and I've got over 150 signatures. It's encouraging to see how many good people there are out there. Thank you all. Please share this with as manyof your friends as you can.

    10. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 month ago

      "Be the change you want to see of the world"

      Mahatma Gandhi

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    • Linda Schwarzenberg FAIRFAX, CA
      • 8 months ago

      This is barbaric and inhumane. Animals are sentient beings and are tortured for vanity and profit. This must be outlawed and prosecuted.

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    • Laura Miller JENSEN BEACH, FL
      • 8 months ago

      While I believe in free speech, and the right for all Americans to have a voice, I also am smart enough to know when people are doing something hateful and out of spite! This is not free speech!

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    • Cheryl Higer WHEATFIELD, IN
      • 8 months ago

      The torture and mutilation of animals is not to be promoted.

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    • anita james PINCHER CREEK, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      “THE GREATNESS OF A NATION AND ITS MORAL PROGRESS CAN BE JUDGED BY THE WAY ITS ANIMALS ARE TREATED”

      MAHATMA GANDHI

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