The Skinned Trade



Ann Lawless, Brid Leahy and Amanda Rushton

The fupp?

This afternoon.

Members of ARAN (Animal Rights Action Network) bearing effigies of  dead ‘foxes’ outside Barnardos Furriers, Henry Street, Dublin. The activists are targetting consumers in an anti-fur protest.


(Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland)

47 thoughts on “The Skinned Trade

  1. dhaughton99

    I’m all for animal rights, but do my young kids need to see these if they are passing. Same with aborted fetus posters.

        1. Don Pidgeoni

          And? TBF, I grew up on a farm, but at 4 I knew that I would be eating the beef cows out in the field before too long. I didn’t see them shot but I saw them cut up and put in the freezer from that age.

          1. ABM's Bloodied Underwear

            Just teach your children to blank out anything they don’t like and focus only on the end product. Great stuff.

  2. Bejayziz

    Whats the difference between someone wearing fox and someone wearing leather, wish these muppets would f**k off

    1. Don Pidgeoni

      Fur often comes from animals raised only for that reason. Leather is often by-product of farming.

        1. Don Pidgeoni

          I love foxes but I would still probably have a going at eating one. Would rather have a pet fox though

          1. cousinjack

            In my experience fox is pretty much inedible, especially urban fox – don’t ask
            the primary use for fox is its pelt, otherwise it is pretty much cute vermin

          1. Alfred E. Neumann

            They do taste nasty. There is almost no meat, and what there is is stringy and smoky in a really unpleasant way, as if someone had burnt a tire near it.

    2. Jess

      Theres a difference though personally I wouldn’t wear either. For fur several animals have to be killed for a single garment, for example 60 minks need to be killed to make a mink coat, all killed by CO2 poisoning which is a very painfull way to go compared to a bolt to the head. It is also less effective and they made need several goes

      Its a matter of scale and cruelty.

      1. scottser

        agree with everything there jess, but i presume you know how filthy the textiles industry is? from the farmers growing gm cotton, to the wage slaves who pick it, to the polluters and abusers who turn it into cotton, to the sweatshops that make it into clothing. it’d make you think fur trousers aren’t that bad..

    3. ABM's Bloodied Underwear

      The difference being that the cattle are killed before having their skin took off and spend their lives roaming in a fairly open land.
      It’s not that hard to educate yourself before opening your mouth, not as easy as calling people muppets and telling them to f**k off of course.

  3. zackersetu

    Effin muppets!

    Ooooooo… now there is a fur coat i’d wear … cookie monster chic.!! With a nice Elmo cap…. Cosy!

  4. Dubloony

    Barbados have been in business since 1812, I don’t think this is going to stop them now. They’ve seen it all before.

  5. Omar Sarhan

    I nearly tripped over a fox that came zipping out of a drive way on my walk home.
    They are pretty cheeky in the suburbs, I presumed the wheelie bins woulda being a death knell for them but it looks like they are flourishing!
    Cool story eh!

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