Bustin' Vegan Myths: Week 9!
It’s my favorite time of the week!
Oh, Fur Council of Canada, you are shameless—and not in the good way. For a few years now, they’ve been pimping this “fur is green” idea all over town, obviously hoping that no one who hears their “message” actually uses their brain to work through that logic. Uh … fur? Green? I don’t think so. There’s nothing natural or “green” about supporting an industry that rips the skin off of animals while they’re still alive, blinking, and struggling. It’s also unnatural to place traps out in the wild in which unsuspecting animals will step in and end up gnawing their own legs off trying to get loose from—or drowning or starving to death while trying to do so.
On average, it takes up to 15 percent MORE energy to create a fur garment than it does to create a faux garment—and furs and leathers are often treated with toxic chemicals to “preserve” them. Know what that means? They’d literally be rotting (get it? they’re dead skins!) if they weren’t treated. Hot? Not.
Wait for it …
We’d have to test on HUMANS!!!!
Newsflash: The fact is that we already do test new drugs on people. No matter how many animal tests are done, someone will always be the first human to be tested on. And are you ready for this? Out of ALL of the drugs that are shown to be safe and effective in animal tests … 92% of them FAIL in human trials because they simply don’t work, or are too dangerous. Womp wompppp. How’s that for life saving? More like life taking, right?
Listen here, I know what it’s like to want a cure—and that’s why it’s even more important that we move toward non-animal testing methods. Did you know that scientists cured cancer in the mouse over a DECADE ago!? Every year, billions of dollars are wasted on poisoning, mutilating, dismembering, stabbing, burning and torturing animals even though there is a better way. What can you do to stop this? Pass the info on and take action against companies that test on animals.
That’s right, kids. It’s almost time for the good ol’ annual Canadian seal slaughter to begin. Right now, young seals are on the ice in Canada with no clue that their time is limited—or that some people regard them as little more than coats. One lame excuse the Canadian fishermen use to defend the slaughter is that the “seals are eating all of the fish!” so the fishermen just have to bash their brains in … barf.
So, are seals responsible for the decline in the cod population? The simple answer is no: Overfishing and greed are responsible for a decrease in fish numbers. Blaming seals for disappearing fish is a convenient way for the fishing industry to divert attention away from its irresponsible and environmentally destructive practices. Done.
What myth have YOU heard lately? Check out the other blogs in our series to see what myths we’ve already busted!