It depends on the style and size of the garment but here is a guide to the number of animals that suffer and die for ‘fashion’:
Mink 30-70, Rabbit 30-40, Fox 10-20, Chinchilla 30-200, Seal 6-10, Lynx 8-12, Badger 10-12, Otter 10-16, Dog/Cat 15-20, Bobcat 16-22, Raccoon 30-40, Marten 50-60, Sable 60-70, Squirrel 200-400
And more animals die for fur trim. Fur trim isn’t the ‘leftovers’ from making full length fur coats. It may be only a little fur, but it still represents the painful existence of the animal that died for it.
And let’s NOT forget that leather kills too.
Ever since I was little I was told I need to drink a glass of milk with dinner and that milk is best source of calcium. After doing some research it is easy to see that there are obviously other sources of calcium other than dairy and that those sources are better for you in the long run.
photos by michal cizek (1,3,5,7,9) of kijivu, a western lowland gorilla, with her two day old baby at the zoo in prague; and fredrik von erichsen (2,4,6,8) of rebecca and her three day old daugher at the frankfurt zoo.
gorilla populations are now so low that birthing programs such of these are needed to ensure sufficient genetic diversity of the species, as there are less than 800 mountain gorillas left and only 2500 eastern lowland gorillas left.