It depends on the style and size of the garment but here is a guide to the number of animals that suffer and die for ‘fashion’:Mink 30-70, Rabbit 30-40, Fox 10-20, Chinchilla 30-200, Seal 6-10, Lynx 8-12, Badger 10-12, Otter 10-16, Dog/Cat 15-20, Bobcat 16-22, Raccoon 30-40, Marten 50-60, Sable 60-70, Squirrel 200-400
And more animals die for fur trim. Fur trim isn’t the ‘leftovers’ from making full length fur coats. It may be only a little fur, but it still represents the painful existence of the animal that died for it.
And let’s NOT forget that leather kills too.

Even one animal suffering for “fashion” is an atrocity…. I don’t care if it took 1 animal or 100, there is no reason to wear another sentient being’s skin. That’s just beyond sick…

By Stefan Betz


Anza-Borrego Desert, CA / February 2014Looking out over the badlands towards the Salton Sea from Font’s Point.


Whenever I see this cartoon, I think about how desperately animals want freedom..
I think about what it must feel like to be trapped and hoping someone, anyone, will save you and set you free…
I think about the animal lives that were already stolen, used, abused, tortured, slaughtered, cut up and consumed…

I think about the ones who are dying right this second…
I think about the ones who are waiting…knowing they are next, but totally incapable of stopping that horrible fate…
I think about their pain, suffering, terror, hopelessness, grief, sadness, desperation, and their longing to simply live a normal life…just as humans desire that same thing.
It comes down to…ALL animals deserve freedom and respect…it’s that simple.
And we are ALL animals.                 
~ Veganzeus



Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!
It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…

That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.

"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”
"Aha! We knew it!" 
“Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”
"Wait, what?"