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  • Posted April 5, 2011 by Sadhya Rippon Viewed 4269 times

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This item comes from an era when it was OK to wear bits of dead animal as a fashion statement.
It belonged to an aunt, long since dead, as is the fox who the fur originally belonged to.
I swear I have never worn it. It has been at the back of a drawer as an embarrassment to me.
What to do with such a dreadful thing?
This project has given me the answer - I will take it up the woods and bury it in the soil where all dead foxes should end up.

Fox fur collar.

Lined with silk, and sporting a well known label.

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    • # Jothi

      And because of similar greediness, the tiger population in the wild (in India) is reduced to less than 1700!

      2011.04.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ricardo

      oh I know what you mean :(
      and embalming foxes and other animals for fun? :(:(

      2011.04.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jeff Cornish

      What a great and thoughtful post Sadhya! I can't stand seeing these things...even fake ones. But I wonder why we don't think of leather in the same way?

      2011.04.05 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Lynda

      This has prompted me to remember being repulsed as a small child by a fox stole that my mum had - with the whole body, head, feet that dangled down and tail draped round her shoulders. I grew up to be an animal lover and a vegetarian and apalled by how fur is obtained from foxes and other animals including seals.

      2011.04.04 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      Foxes are some of my favorite animals....I love watching them. Can't imagine why anyone would want to make clothing out of them. Good idea to finally put this fox to rest in the forest, Sadhya.

      2011.04.04 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Anand Khandelwal

      How noble of you to bury it even after so many years. We wish there'd be more awareness about fur killings. Must have been one beautiful fox. :|

      2011.04.04 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Patricia Gonzales

      Great post ...I have heard of people sending their relatives furs/ pieces into be made into teddy bears, and lil' stuffed critters like that! (in memory)

      2011.04.04 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Roger

      Great post, another idea is to donate it to a local zoo or school system as an educational item, I found a bear skin at a garage sale and brought it to the zoo. It seemed more fitting to me than having it end up on some floor.

      2011.04.04 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Gillian

      An excellent idea for the Project, and now the fox can finally have the natural end to his life by being taken back to the woods.

      2011.04.04 Edited Reply Cancel