The following are ways in which we can stop the promotion of fur in our own lives. The Humane Society of the United States gives us a list of things we do to get the message across and to encourage others to stop wearing fur.
1. Don’t support it. When compassionate consumers take a stand against the fur industry by refusing to purchase its products, designers will stop using fur, retailers will stop selling it, and fashion writers will stop reporting on it as an acceptable trend. You have that power with every purchase you make. Sign the fur-free pledge by the Human Society. https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2819
2. Support fur- free retailers and designers. More and more retailers and designers are rejecting animal cruelty. For example, Stella McCartney vows to be fur-free and has done numerous documentaries revealing the cruelness of it. Please support retailers and designers that have made a commitment to being fur-free, such as Stella McCartney.
3. Join the fur-free campaign facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HSUSFurFree
4. Speak up and educate. This blog is meant to educate those who don’t know about fur in fashion, but once everyone realizes the cruelty in it, they need to speak up and educate others about it. Ignorance is not bliss. Even the most painful things can make the strongest impact.
5. I encourage “Fur- Free Fridays” which is a nationwide event where people every Friday do not wear fur or do not wear anything from a designer who produces fur. This is more of a pledge for one’s self, instead of a marketing strategy.
6. Like stated in my other post, please write the letters to Anna Wintour, vowing to now buy the magazine until she takes fur out of the pages and sign the petition on change.org.