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Raging Pencils by
Mike "Lefty" Stanfill
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what a cute little plush cat toy.
It's made from
Make you mad? Hope so.
Even though America signed an agreement with
China back in 1998 banning the import of fur
from dogs and cats there are still stores that
sell products manufactured using these materials.
China gets around the ban by re-labelling dog
fur as coming from "gae-wolf", "sobaki", "gubi"
or "Asian jackel". Cat fur is re-labeled "wild
cat", "goyangi" or "mountain cat".
Currently T.J. Maxx and Marshall's are selling
clothing and other objects that include animal
fur. I hope you'll take a moment to add your
petition to convince them to reconsider
this disgusting practice.
For quite some time I've been meaning to do a cartoon on the subject of China's
de facto role as bad guy in the world fur trade but it's a tough assignment.
Everyone hates the bearer of bad news and simply broaching the subject makes
every pet owner go into a defensive rage over the very idea that anyone would
take their Fluffy or Boots and convert them to sportswear. But it's true. There,
but for the international time line goes your little furry bundle of love, either
as a handbag or the blue plate special.
There are videos
available on the 'net that would instantly convince you of the severity
of the problem but I'm not going to force them on you as they're nightmare stuff
for sensitive persons. Seek them out yourself if you've a mind to but it's more
effective to demonstrate against the use of ornamental fur through formal
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Two bitches, conversing.
Marlene: "Girl, I just LOVE that new hoodie,
but isn't that baby skin?"
Girl: "Actually, it's a Chinese product called
'rug-rat', so it's okay. On sale now at T. J. Maxx!"