mop07 ANIMALS

by Sadhya Rippon April. 05, 2011 5019 views

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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Andrea 6 years, 6 months ago

I hate fur coats, and similar clothes, even the fake ones.

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jothindra Paranji 6 years, 6 months ago

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

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ricardo 6 years, 6 months ago

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

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Juhász Imre 6 years, 6 months ago

Good idea and great shots!

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jeff Cornish 6 years, 6 months ago

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?

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lynda 6 years, 6 months ago

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.

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Finbarr 6 years, 6 months ago

time have changed !! i dont think you see clothes like this any more,

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 6 months ago

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.

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Anand Khandelwal 6 years, 6 months ago

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. :|

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 6 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful pictures. Hopefully times have changed.

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Patricia Gonzales 6 years, 6 months ago

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)

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Roger 6 years, 6 months ago

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.

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Gillian 6 years, 6 months ago

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.

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
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