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"Battlestar Galactica's" Jamie Bamber...Naked!

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Posted February 25, 2009 by Rachelle Owen

Yes! The final 4 episodes of the greatest show in the history of the universe, Battlestar Galactica, are finally underway and I am so beyond excited. Anyone who knows me is well aware that if they call me during the show, I won’t answer—I’m that addicted.

Needless to say words can’t express how thrilled I was when the beautiful and amazing Jamie Bamber (a.k.a. Lee “Apollo” Adama) agreed to speak up for Canadian black bears by posing au naturel for peta2’s first “Bare Skin, Not Bear Skin” ad. Oh, Jamie. Just look at that gorgeous ad!


I know, I know, he’s beyond perfect, especially since he’s using his celebrity to help animals. When Jamie learned that the Queen of England’s Guard’s caps are made from black bears who are shot and killed using a cruel practice called “bear baiting,” he jumped at the chance to spread the word.

“Animals just represent a very easy target, I think. I think we’ve abused them for far too long, and we should just be responsible in terms of the way we cohabit. I just don’t understand how, as humans, we haven’t quite bridged that understanding. How we’ve got this inflated idea of our own superiority.”

Hunters leave food at “bait spots” to attract hungry bears, who are then shot, often in front of their cubs, when they come to eat. The bears are sometimes shot several times, and many escape wounded only to die later from blood loss, infection, or starvation. Since the cubs are dependent on their mothers for food whole families are often wiped out.

It can take an entire bear’s hide to make just one cap, and Jamie agrees with peta2 and compassionate people worldwide that fake fur is the way to go and that bear-baiting should be stopped. “The obvious alternative is to make caps out of faux fur. You know, use synthetic materials to avoid killing a beautiful animal. They’re not to keep warm. It’s not particularly freezing outside Buckingham Palace. You could wear something else. And you could certainly wear faux fur.”

Check out what else Jamie had to say about the way animals should be treated and enter to win a season of Battlestar Galactica on DVD by commenting below about what you think of fur.

Tell us what you think of fur by commenting below by March 16, 2009 and one lucky person will win a season of Battlestar Galactica on DVD. If you’re the winner we’ll notify you by March 23, 2009.

Just so you know…by commenting here, we’re taking that as acknowledgment that you’ve read and agreed to our privacy policy.

Also by commenting, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

Oh, and remember, don’t bother to call me for the next few weeks from 10 – 11 pm on Friday nights because I’ve got a date with Mr. Bamber and the rest of the Galactica crew.

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  • Profile photo of alexblue

    906 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Battlestar Galactica’s Jamie Bamber on Bearskins
    Link for the vid:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSuzXOsKW-s

  • 2053 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am against people wearing fur. Absolutely.

  • 2361 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I like fur on animals much better than people!

  • 2361 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I would never wear anything that is fur in my life. I think it is wrong to wear something that was made due to an innocent animal being killed. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win as I love Battlestar Galactica. Thanks.

  • 2361 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I admire the fur on animals; it’s beautiful and very esthetically pleasing. Thanks, Peta, for the inFURmation. [groan]

  • 2361 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    BSG is by far the greatest television series to be produced in my short lifetime. Also, yay animals.

  • 2361 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The road kill look is not flattering.

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I LOVE BSG!!!
    And I think that fur should never be worn, except for by the animal it belongs to.
    Go jamie!

  • Tim

    2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    They don’t wear fur on Battlestar Galactica!

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please enter me into the contest.

  • Dan

    2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I hate it and of course would never wear it

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I only love the fur on Alec Baldwin!

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Why would anyone want to hurt an animal? Lets protect them and their coats!

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    a fur coat looks better on a rabbit then on a hat!

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I Love Battelstar Galactica.

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur is mot for me. It looks better on animals. If the man or woman wanted us to wear fur he would have given it to us.

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’d love to win and fur was meant for the animals that were born with it.

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think that animals should not be killed specifically for their skin (except for natives that basically have no choice – inuit, aboriginie, etc.) But, I think that if an animal is bred to be food, then there is nothing wrong with not wasting the ‘non-edible’ parts and making shoes, belts, coats, etc. My opinion.

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur was made for animals,not people!

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    54 years young , and like to get prizzies

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur should stay on animals. Imitation is ok

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Nice prize, please enter me.

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur sucks…unless it’s on a live animal, of course.

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur is great- on the animals.

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Battlestar fan

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    FOOLISH
    USELESS
    ROTTEN

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur is only beautiful on live animals!

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I don’t wear fur Never Have and Never Will

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    There is no need to wear fur in a society where other materials for clothing are completely accessible.

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think fur on an animal should be treated like human hair. I mean, do you see animals killing humans and stealing their “fur”!?

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animal furs were necessary for cave dwellers, but nowadays, we have heated homes/cars/buildings, as well as coats made of synthetic materials. Skinning an animal of its fur is cruel and wasteful- since only the fur is used and not the entire animal, not to mention the methods of killing the animal to which the fur belongs. People extavagant enough to wear furs shouldn’t be crucified, but they need information about the way their furs were produced.

  • 2363 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur belongs on the animal it was born on.

  • 2363 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    good contest

  • 2363 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Let the animals keep their fur!

  • 2363 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    People who wear fur coats are- self absorbed idiots.

  • 2363 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Apollo *sigh*

  • 2363 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur belongs on animals only; definitely not on humans!
    Thanks for the ‘awesome’ giveaway offering!
    Good luck to all!
    leandrew_taylor@yahoo.com

  • 2363 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m proudly fur-free. Especially in this age of quality synthetic materials, it’s baffling to me that fur is still used to make clothing. There’s just absolutely no need for such pointless cruelty.
    eeohlin at gmail dot com

  • 2363 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur Is Better On Animals Not Humans

  • 2363 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur belongs on animals.
    I also love Battlestar Galactica. Adama is one hot guy. Love the poster.
    Cheers

  • 2364 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur … on animals … only on animals.

  • 2365 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I like my cat to keep his fur, thank you very much, and the same goes for wolves, bears, beavers, and all the other fur-hunted animals.
    Go fake or go home!
    Thanks for the BSG DVD contest. :)

  • 2365 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I definitely don’t personally believe fur should be worn. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • 2365 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur is wonderful, can be soft-or kinda scratchy, comes with stripes-or comes with none, but fur doesn’t belong on humans, it belongs to the animals it came from!

  • 2365 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    he’s terrific, i couldn’t put it any better myself

  • 2365 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur is great on the original owner.

  • 2365 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    love the show, fur belongs on animals, not humans

  • 2367 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    love fur on my pets only!!

  • 2367 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love petting my cats furry little head. I’m glad nobody’s trying to make a hat out of her.

  • 2368 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    he’s gorgeous :)

  • 2368 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thanks

  • 2368 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur belongs on my dog, not me. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  • 2368 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m a fan of fur, only if it’s on my pets

  • 2368 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    In this day and age there is no valid reason to kill an animal for a coat, hat or any other decorative wear. It’s really disgusting.

  • 2368 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think it’s funny that we as humans feel like we have the power to say what keeps the fur and what doesn’t. We really have no power over it but we think that we are the dominate species and that’s not always correct. I don’t believe we were put on this earth to skin animals, if we were, then we would have been born with scalding knives.

  • 2368 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Humans evolved to have hair on their heads, and bears evolved to have fur on their backs; someone, somewhere, got their facts wrong as bears are now bare and humans strut about with fur on their heads, looking nothing as regal as the hide’s original owners.
    What a fantastic way to turn heads, and hopefully, to also rid them of hideous fur caps: many thanks to Jamie Bamber!

  • 2368 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think furs are stupid. just wear a hoodie people!!
    and that guy is very VERY hot :) good thing it was him bare and not a bare bear :O
    xoxo

  • 2369 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    As a Battlestar fan and vegetarian, I’d like to say:
    YuM! Can I wear him as a coat?! :)

  • 2370 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I just think that it’s so unnecessary to kill animals for clothes. Such a waste!

  • 2370 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think the only place for fur is on an animal’s body.

  • 2371 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Ethical treatment of animals now!

  • 2371 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Count me in :)

  • 2372 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur is murder.
    Fur is the screaming of animals, the sound that their cages make when they are trying to escape but can’t. Fur is the blood animals shed, it’s the crying of a mother when her baby animal is taken away from her to become fur.
    Again, fur is murder. It doesn’t matter how you wear it, with what you wear it, or when you wear it…that fur will still be murder.

  • 2373 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG what a nice picture of Mr. Bamber.
    Oh I’m supposed to comment on fur. Sorry got disctracted with that wonderful pic.
    Fur belongs on animals, not on people.

  • Ron

    2374 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The only “fur” I have is on the bread in my refrigerator

  • 2374 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur is beyond disgusting!
    Btw, nice eye-candy advert!

  • 2375 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    fur is overrated

  • Tom

    2375 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Keep the fur where it belongs.. on the animals! There should be laws against humans wearing fur!

  • 2375 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    He is unbelievable, good looking and with principles. Sign me up.

  • 2375 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My boys would love it.

  • S

    2376 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Love BG – and am so glad that Jamie is working to stop people from wearing fur

  • 2376 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love fur on animals not on clothing

  • Dan

    2376 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Keep the fur on animals, they need it more then we do!

  • 2376 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur is murder. Furder. We as humans should be smart enough to not kill for food when we don’t have to. If you really honestly care about my opinion, myspace me.
    http://www.myspace.com/robotoh

  • 2376 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Keep the fur on the animals where it belongs.

  • 2376 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur belongs only on animals!!

  • 2376 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur should be only worn by animals ! my Cat & Dog look really great wearing it 😉

  • 2377 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    fur is sick its dead skin-gross. bsg is way better than fur!

  • 2377 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Once upon a time, primitive man needed the fur of animals to survive the bitter cold. But those days are long gone. It saddens me to see such beautiful creatures killed for no reason. Kudos to Jamie Bamber for speaking out. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • 2377 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love you Jamie Bamber :)

  • 2377 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    puppy fur is the best on the puppy.

  • 2378 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think this is amazing even though I don’t watch that show at all. He IS good looking and he is right.
    Poor BearsI think this is amazing even though I don’t watch that show at all. He IS good looking and he is right.
    Poor Bears<3

  • 2378 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Battlestar rocks

  • Myf

    2378 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur is fine. In fact, it’s divine,
    On the bums, paws, and snouts,
    Of those feline, vulpine,
    And all furried friends in-between-ine.
    Keep it there, you’ve got your own hair,
    Give a crap, have a care,
    Leave the fur to the furry and don’t be a square.
    Oh and… Battlestar is the rock in my roll, wing beneath my wings, moon in my solar eclipse!

  • 2379 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur is great..on my cat.

  • 2379 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur looks good on them–he’s good looking

  • 2379 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Less fur is good. Less naked posters? Better!

  • 2379 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    u dont see animals wearing our skin…..

  • 2379 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    if u’ve fur, would u like some1 to wear u?

  • 2379 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    No fur for me please!

  • 2379 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    they have the fur for a reason, leave it there

  • 2379 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Flo, that’s “Thanking the Monkey” not “Spanking the Monkey!” We are rethinking the way we treat animals — no more spanking.
    Big thanks, however, for noting the section on questionable faux fur in my book.

  • 2379 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love Battlestar Galactica and Im so glad that Jamie Bamer finally did something this amazing!
    I always avoid any fur, faux or not. Its tacky. Fur is for live, beautiful animals and should only be on them. ONLY. Anything else, and people start looking really, really stupid.

  • 2379 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I don’t approve of real fur for people, too many other means of staying warm.

  • 2379 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i want to win

  • 2379 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I had no idea they used real fur. How cruel and 19th century of them. Glad to see Jamie speak up against it. I love BSG.

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur looks great….on the animal it belongs to

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals have the right to keep their fur for themselves and ONLY for themselves. People have no right to torture the innocent.

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur belongs on the animals

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur should be obselete considering all the more efficient materials we have to make clothing from, the only reason to wear it is to somehow make yourself feel like the “superior” species, and if you need fur to feel that way I feel sorry for you :(

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I prefer his bare skin over him wearing bear skin anyday! :-)

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    THANKS

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur belongs on the animal that is born with it.

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    bear the thought

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I don’t like using fur in clothing, but understand that it’s okay when you’re living in Alaska or Russia and it’s a part of the culture.

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Looove the accent!

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think fur is for ugly old cruella’s who smell like too much perfume!

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur belongs on the animal that grew it

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur is fabulous on animals–but a flop as clothing material!

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love my furry dogs,but they wouldn;t make good coats.

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur belongs on animals, not humans!

  • qq

    2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Why doesnt the prize comes with a poster of Jamie? Someone save me!

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    What do I think of fur? Fur belongs to the animal to which it’s attached. Simple as that.
    And, um, any chance I can get Jamie instead of the DVDs? I’ll let him keep his fur, promise.

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think fur is horrid and wrong to wear/use. It is a painful process for animals, and so bad to see someone supporting the fur industry, it’s just plain wrong!

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I hate fur products!

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Pets give back way more love than they cost in expenses.

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    love this.

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    fur is fine…on animal

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    love fur and love to cuddle and feel fur but only on the animals

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oh-mi-gosh hes beautiful.:D

  • ron

    2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i love my girl’s fur

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please enter me

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Battlestar rocks!

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Killing any animal for any reason is wrong, but to actually wear animal fur is completely barbaric and killing for fun is even more barbaric, cruel and unhuman.

  • 2380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Great prize!

  • 2381 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i love stroking fur namely on my cat and dog

  • 2381 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur should only be seen on animals.

  • 2381 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    We all know that wearing fur is barbaric from a moral point-of-view, but to be perfectly honest, it is also just plain awful to look at in just the fashion sense. What are those fur-wearing people thinking? The caveman/cavewoman look is soooo passe’, people.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

  • 2381 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur is essentially an animal’s hair — and it belongs to them not us! We shouldn’t be skinning animals any more than we’d like to be skinned alive ourselves. Killing animals for something that has an equally good manmade solution is senseless. *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  • 2381 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love fur but only on live animals!

  • 2381 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I LOVE accents!!!!

  • Flo

    2381 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    First of all, I feel you about Jamie and all things Battlestar Galactica. I am new convert, but I have fallen hard!
    Second, fur is beyond cruel. Kudos to Jamie for speaking out. But I’ve heard people ask whether faux fur possibly send the wrong message… Certainly there are other ways to keep warm, and some faux fur indeed still comes from animals (found this out in Karen Dawn’s “Spanking the Money”). But, any progress is good enough for me–I hope they switch to something synthetic!!!

  • 2381 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thanks

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