Connecticut Residents: Ask Your Legislators to Support Statewide Fur Ban!

Connecticut is leading groundbreaking efforts to save animals who needlessly suffer and die for the whims of fashion! A new bill would save a countless number of fur-bearing animals from excruciating deaths if passed, and we need your support to get it enacted into law!

Just months ago, California became the first state in the nation to ban fur sales, which reflects the growing intolerance for animal cruelty and an upswing in the demand for animal-friendly apparel. Now, we have the tremendous opportunity to phase out the use of stolen animal skins in Connecticut! Please urge your legislators to support a statewide ban on fur!

Connecticut animal advocates are joining the efforts of others working to create compassionate cities and states across the country, including the cities of Portland, New York City, and Minneapolis, to prohibit the sale, trade, and manufacture of animal fur products. This ban would apply to clothing and accessories that contain fur.

To produce a fur jacket, trim, or accessory, fur-bearing animals are held hostage on fur farms, where they are deprived of space, socialization, and everything wild animals need to thrive. To preserve their coats, coyotes, chinchillas, foxes, mink, rabbits, and other fur-bearing animals are often anally or vaginally electrocuted, which kills them from the inside out. They may also be bludgeoned to death or skinned alive. The onlooking animals wait in terror for their turn, and the brutal process continues. Furs from dogs, cats, raccoons, rodents and other animals are often undisclosed or intentionally mislabeled by manufacturers, and fur products are often preserved with carcinogenic chemicals.

The inherently cruel fur industry is on its last legs. Designers from all over the world, including Gucci, Prada, and Michael Kors, have pledged to ditch fur. Giant retailers including Macy’s, Inc. and Bloomingdales, have also announced that animal fur will no longer be sold at its stores or online in 2021.

What YOU Can Do:

Most Connecticut residents do not support the brutal fur trade which needlessly profits from the misery and torture of innocent animals. We must urge the state senators and representatives to support a statewide ban on the sale, trade, and manufacture of new animal fur products by making a phone call or two and then sending our letter with your personalization.

1)   Call. Please call your state senator and state representative by entering your full address at idausa.org/findmyrep and then choosing the Connecticut tab to find the identity and contact information of your district’s legislators.

When you call, you can say: 

 “Hello, my name is (name), and I’m a resident of (hometown/city). Please support a ban on the sale, trade, and manufacture of new animal fur products in Connecticut, and ask your colleagues on the Environment Committee to raise the bill!” 

2. Volunteer. Interested in volunteering? Email julie@idausa.org to find out how you can take action to ban fur in Connecticut!

3. Write. Please personalize and send our letter to your legislators by visiting: https://www.idausa.org/campaign/wild-animals-and-habitats/fur/latest-news/connecticut-residents-ask-your-legislator-to-support-statewide-fur-ban/

3 ACTIVISTS BRANDED WITH HOT IRON ON FARMED ANIMALS DAY 10/2

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, join us on Tuesday 10/2 at noon for the first-ever live human branding event in California! Find all of the details below!

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Contacts:

Fleur Dawes, 415-879-6879 fleur@idausa.org

Anita Carswell, 415-532-9242 anita@idausa.org

SAN FRANCISCO (Oct 2, 2018) – Three brave animal activists will be branded with burning hot irons in San Francisco’s UN Plaza to expose the plight of 150 billion animals who are painfully mutilated and killed for food every year. It will be the first time a live human-branding protest has ever been attempted in California. The branding is being held on World Day for Farmed Animals and hosted by In Defense of Animals, a charity that has been fighting for animals for 30-years from its Bay Area headquarters.

What: Humans Branded in Solidarity With Farmed Animals

When: World Farmed Animals Day, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 12pm – 1pm

Who: San Francisco animal activists, In Defense of Animals

Where: Civic Center/UN Plaza Station

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/153053545382160

Calf 269 was born on an Israeli dairy farm and rescued by activists just days before he was to be slaughtered. Animal activists around the world now brand the numbers 269 into their own skin to stand in solidarity with the rescued calf and billions of nameless animal victims of the food industry.

This event is part of a peaceful international protest movement to raise awareness of farmed animal suffering and to build compassion for animals.

Don’t miss out on this unique, once-in-a-lifetime event!

In Defense of Animals is an international animal protection organization with over 250,000 supporters and a 30-year history of fighting for animals, people, and the environment through education, campaigns, and hands-on rescue facilities in India, Africa, and rural Mississippi. www.idausa.org

Rainbowgrove Dreams New Vegan Clothing Line

Company: Rainbowgrove Dreams

Products:

Big Heart Go Vegan T-shirt

Peace Full Zip Hoodie

Welcome back!

I’m so excited to share this new vegan clothing line from Rainbowgrove Dreams! Vibrant colors, high-quality materials, and vegan graphics and quotes… these shirts will become one of your go-to pieces in your wardrobe!

Big Heart Go Vegan T-shirt features a gorgeous floral heart that simply says “go vegan.” I absolutely adore anything nature-inspired, and of course, if I my shirt can promote veganism, well that’s a win in my book!

The T-shirt itself is an excellent quality tri-blend (50% polyester/25% cotton/25% rayon) material that is soft and gets softer when you wash and dry it. I dry all of my clothes on low to minimize shrinking, but that’s not a problem because this T-shirt has some stretch to it and won’t lose its shape. It is definitely has a form-fitting cut, so the website recommends sizing up and even ordering up 2 sizes if you’d like a looser fit.

Next up, is the Peace Full Zip Hoodie! I pretty much wear hoodies all year round… just like in this picture (it was nearly 100 degrees!). In any case, I love throwing on something comfortable that I can wear with leggings. With cooler weather just around the corner, you can bet that I’ll be living in this!

This hoodie is the perfect length (it covered my butt) and also has some stretch. This isn’t your typical shapeless hoodie, it will hug your curves and make you look much more polished and put together than the hoodie you stole from your ex-boyfriend.

The image on the back of this hoodie is so unique! It features the tree of life with a circle of flowers and animals around it. I absolutely love the green and purple colors that pop off of the light gray material. I love this so much!

The Bottom Line

Rainbowgrove Dreams offer vegan and nature inspired clothing, accessories, home decor, and art that you can’t find anywhere else! Their new clothing line includes designs that are so cute and unique, I can’t wait to order them all (seriously, I love every single one). The quality is fantastic, and these pieces are a must-have for every vegan that wears clothes! 

Head on over to their website to see their entire line! Let me know which one is your favorite!

Vegan Police Shop – Adorable Totes, Lunch Bags, and Buttons!

Company: Vegan Police Shop

Products:

No Animals Harmed Recycled Cotton Lunch Bag

Vegan Tote Bag

Vegan Buttons

Reviews

Vegan Police Shop creates adorable clothing and accessories that proudly spread the vegan message!

Their “Ferocious Vegan” T-shirt was the first vegan shirt I ever bought and I still love it to this day! It comes in Men’s and Women’s sizes and it is the perfect gift for any vegan on your shopping list!

The Vegan Tote bag is large multipurpose accessory for vegans on the go! It is great as a gym bag, school bag, beach bag… or just anywhere you want to promote veganism and your love of animals! It’s made of a soft cotton material and you can choose the color of ink that you want! *The style pictured above is not currently in their shop, but the “I Don’t Eat Pals” design is!

The No Animals Harmed Recycled Cotton Lunch Bag is AWESOME! It says “No Animals Were Harmed In The Making Of This Lunch.” You’re vegan and doing great things for the animals and the planet… You should give yourself a little pat on the back every now and then! This drawstring lunch bag is the perfect way to do that! This bag is soft and has more than enough room to bring some veggies and an entire container of hummus for lunch, along with other stereotypical vegan lunch items! It has a drawstring and velcro at the top to make sure all of your snacks stay secure. I love this bag so much!

And… Who doesn’t like buttons? Stick these on you backpacks, scarves, shirts… you name it! So cute!

The Bottom Line

I highly recommend these items from Vegan Police Shop! They’re high quality, freakin’ adorable and make the perfect gifts for the holiday! Head on over to their shop to see all of the fun designs that they have for sale!

Happy Holidays!