Badges for bloggers worldwide - to support fight against fur farming.


Foxes in fur farms are killed at the age of 6 months, these foxes in the photo are fortunately free and get to grow old in the forests making some more baby foxes of their own.

Badges for bloggers worldwide - to support fight against fur farming.


Foxes in the fur farms look quite different from the free foxes, ever wondered why?

Olen võitlust karuslooma farmidega jälginud juba pikki aastaid, uskumatu, et juba nii pikki. Seega otsustasin anda ka oma panuse, luues blogimaastiku jaoks positiivse templi “FAUX not FOX”. See slogan keerles mul peas juba aasta otsa. Kuigi farmides piinatakse ka tšintšiljasid, küülikuid, naaritsaid, siis rebane tundus ehk moeinimesele kõige lähem vaste, kõige arusaadavam ja muidugi kõige riimuvam väljendiga faux mis omakorda tähendab kõige paremas mõttes võltsi ehk antud juhul sünteetilist / feik karusnahka. Kutsun üles kõiki maailma blogijaid jagama sõnumit loomade nimel ning valima oma blogidele sobiv tempel nagu näiteks seesama minu blogi vasakul pool ilutsev logo. Väga lihtne ja kiire viis andmaks edasi midagi suurt ja olulist, kas pole. Ka teised sotsiaalmeedia kanalid on teretulnud sõnumist rääkima. Järgnevalt aga veidi pikem jutt, et faktid oleksid paigas ja kavatsused põhjendatud :)

Eestis asetseb 3 registreeritud rebasefarmi, 3 mingifarmi ning 26 tšintšiljafarmi. Reaalsuses võib farme olla veelgi rohkem, sest mõistagi pole paljud neist registreeritud.

Eestis elab ja sureb farmides ligi 200 000 karuslooma, kellest 160 000 karvapalli asuvad Keila külje all AS Balti Karusnahk asutuses, kusjuures antud asutus kuulub Soome kapitalile.

Karusnahk on kahjulik nii loodusele kui inimese tervisele. Soomes eraldub karusnahatööstuse süül iga-aastaselt keskkonda 430 tonni lämmastikku ja 45 tonni fosforit. „Poison Report 2011“ raames otsis spetsialiseerunud labor mürkainete jääke 35 karusnahast kraest, kasukatst, kapuutsist ja sallist seitsmest Euroopa riigist – kõik testitud karusnahad sisaldasid ohtlikke kemikaale.

Loomade tapmismeetodid ja elukeskkond on piinarikkad. Ma ei hakka liiga pikalt sellel peatuma, kuna see on ka minu enda jaoks raske teema. Aga ütleme lühidalt, et rebased veedavad oma 6-kuuse elu 1 ruutmeetrises puuris, nende silmad ja luud on väärarenenud, neid tapetakse gaasi ja elektrilöökidega.

Esimene küsimus mida minult sageli küsitakse, aga mis sa siis nahast kingi ka ei kanna või? Ütlen ausalt, enamus mu jalatseid on tõepoolest sünteetilised, aga palun ärme vaheta teemat. Rebane ega nirk pole jalatsiloomad, pole farmiloomad ega koduloomad, nad on metsikud loomad kellest tehakse võtmehoidjaid, tuttmütse, veste ja kasukaid ning näiteks üheks kasukaks võib kuluda 40 elu, üheks ainsaks. Seega võiks sellel teemal skepsis ja kasuka paitamise mõnu kõrvale jätta, ning keskenduda konkreetsele asjaolule, et looma-, inimese või loodussõbralik karuslooma farm on võimatu kontseptsioon, ainus viis loomade päästmiseks on A. teatud toodetest loobumine ja B. farmide keelustamine.

Aitäh tähelepanu eest ja sorry ebatavalise postituse pärast, vahel harva võib ju oma meediat südameasjadeks kasutada.

Kui aga sinus on veel küsimusi ja mõtteid, siis võib alati külastada neid kahte saiti:
furfreealliance.com ja loomus.ee

For many years, I’ve been keeping an eye on the fight against fur farming. Can’t believe it’s been years, really. Hence, decided to now support the fight by creating a positive blog badge “FAUX not FOX”. This slogan has been floating around in my mind for about a year. Although fur farming means torture – also for chinchillas, rabbits, minks and so on – I opted to focus on fox as it’s likely to be most relatable for anyone in fashion. Besides, it rhymes best with faux, which means fake – in a good way – “fake fur”. I encourage bloggers from all around the world to share this message on behalf of animals! Choose a badge that best fits your blog; mine, for example, is this one on the left. Other social media platforms can naturally be included to spread the message. But now, moving on to a more in depth look at the topic to get the facts straight and intentions clear :)

Three fox farms, three mink farms and 26 chinchilla farms exist in Estonia at the moment. However, it is very likely that there are actually more farms since many of them aren’t officially registered.

Approximately 200,000 animals live and die on Estonian farms, out of which 160,000 furry creatures are kept at AS Balti Karusnahk farm, which is operating on Finnish capital.

Fur is dangerous, not only to the environment and nature, but also to our health. As a direct result of the fur industry, about 430 tons of nitrogen and 45 tons of phosphorus is dumped into the environment in Finland. Within the Poison Report 2011 framework, a specialised lab analysed 35 items – collars, coats, hoods and scarfs – from seven European countries, and every test came back positive for dangerous chemicals.

Killing methods and living conditions of the animals are torturous. I won’t even get into it too much because it’s a tough topic to talk about, but let’s just sum it up by this fact: foxes spend their 6-month life in a 1 sq.m. cage with their eyes and bones deformed, and they’re killed with gas or electrocution.

First question I often get asked is, “don’t you wear leather shoes?”, and I have to say that most of my footwear indeed is synthetic, but let’s not change the subject. Neither fox nor weasel are footwear animals, nor are they farm animals. They are wild animals being abused to make key rings, hats, vests and coats. Making 1 coat may mean taking a life of 40. One. Single. Coat. Thus leaving aside empty scepticism and selfish pleasure of how fur feels, it’s worthwhile to remember that the concept of an animal or environmentally friendly and humane fur farm is an impossible one. The only way to save the animals is to A) stop using fur, and B) banning fur farming.

Thank you for reading this post, and apologies for perhaps an unusual post… however, I feel using this platform for something close to my heart is well-justified.

Should you have any more questions and thoughts on the issue, feel free to visit these pages:
furfreealliance.com and estonian page loomus.ee

Badges for bloggers worldwide - to support fight against fur farming.

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Täna on see tuus päev kui tuleb väga ametlik päris esitlus minu õe Anne “Lolle küsimusi pole olemas” raamatu asjus. Raamat sisaldab 200 mitmemõttelist vestlust arendavat küsimust ja 77 tuusa illustratsiooni mille autoriks olen omakorda mina ise. Sõber Liisi Eesmaa oli nõus viima läbi QA’d, signeerimise asemel kirjutame soovijatele raamatutesse lisaküsimusi ja joonistusi. Nii et Rahva Raamat Virus, kell 5.

OH! Käisin Popkulturistide podcastis Jim Ashilevi asendamas ja kasutasime päris palju küsimusteraamatu küsimusi Ivo Krustokiga vestlemiseks, rääkisin veel täiega sarjajuttu ja raamatu tausta ja muud värki, seega kui on tunnike vaba aega [kuulake täiega].

Sain juba teateid, et soovitakse esitlust ka Tartus, kuid veel ei tea kuidas sellega on, seega kui kindlapeale soovita meid ka Tartus näha, siis andke palun teada.

Küsimusteraamatu tegemistega saab end kursis hoida meie facebookis
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And now for some Estonian news. Today’s the day that my sisters Anne’s book “No such thing as stupid question” is presented in a Rahva Raamat book shop. It contains 200 conversational and witty questions + 77 illustrations by moi. Our friend fashion designer Liisi Eesmaa will hold the QA and instead of signing we’ll do custom questions and illustrations in your books :)

OH! This is super irrelevant for english speakers, but I went to an awesome podcast called Popculturepeople and used the books questions to add some spice, also talked about my addiction to tv series and such, so if you want to sharpen your estonian, [tune in] and listen.

I’ve already heard that people in Tartu also want a book presentation, don’t know about that yet, but if you do want it to happen let me know.

Keep on eye on how our book is doing at its facebook page too
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RAAMATUD ON MÜÜGIL: TALI DISAINIPOOD, PÜANT, APOLLO, RAHVA RAAMAT, VARRAKU POED.

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Sneakers & shirt: Adidas StellaSport; Latex pants: H&M; Coat: KENZOxH&M

Kui ronisid kord Riiga, siis ära ole käkk! Lätlastele on omane üpris intensiivne karisma ja seksuaalsus riietuses, seega iga kord kui Riia Moenädalale satun, siis kuidagi ei taha sellele alla jääda ja möllan stiiliga kuidas pähe tuleb. Sealt ka rööviku kulmud.

Siin aga pildistasin kokku väikese galerii igasugustest huvitavatest RFW hetkedest – aksessuaarid, kingad, kotid, näitused, showroomid. Mõni foto on eestlaste näituselt galerii PUTTI ruumides, mõned 8 ROOMS Press Showroom ürituselt Galleria RIGA keskuses, mõned avamiselt Läti Rahvuslikus Kunstimuuseumis. Kõik kohad külastamist väärt.

When in Riga, don’t be a pussy! I love the charisma and sexy style of latvians, so whenever I visit Riga Fashion Week I don’t hold back with my own sense of style too. That’s how the caterpillar brows were born – because I wanted.

Here’s a little gallery that I shot of interesting its and bits of RFW events and people – lovely accessories, bold shoes, nice exhibitions and showroom visits. Some things that you see come from Estonian jewellery designers presentation at Galleria PUTTI, some from 8 ROOMS Press Showroom at Galleria RIGA, some from the opening at the Latvian National Museum of Art.

Riga Fashion Week is supported by Riga City Council and Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, and that is great :)

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DACE BAHMANN

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IVO NIKKOLO

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DACE BAHMANN

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KUKK jewellery

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TANEL VEENRE