"Fur for the Animals" clothing drive wrapped orphaned wildlife in fur
Washington D.C. -- Last week, Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, wrapped up its Fur for the Animals donation drive for coats, hats, and other accessories made from animal fur. The collected items were donated to orphaned wildlife at rescue and rehabilitation centers across the country to provide familiar comfort, warmth, and bedding to injured young wild animals in their care. The Fur for the Animals drive ran from the first day of spring (March 20, 2014) to June 30, 2014.
According to Adam Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA, "The response was incredible and I'm so pleased that Born Free USA could help individual animals in need while offering the public a symbolic way to declare that fur should only be worn by animals. Our fur drive offered a simple solution to the compassionate question Born Free USA often receives: ‘What can I do with this old fur?' Personally, I was able to repurpose my grandmother's old fur hats, and I know she'd be proud. The fur industry is a cruel cycle -- from barbaric body gripping traps to designers, retailers, and ultimately the public, who believes fur is fashionable. We applaud consumers and retailers across the globe committed to going fur free and hope this trend continues."
In three months, the Fur for the Animals drive collected more than 100 items. Born Free USA has now completed the initiative by sending them to four wildlife rehabilitation centers, which are using the fur in their wildlife rehabilitation programs and clinics to comfort and support the animals. For photos, click here
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