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Amazing! Born Free USA's Fur Campaign Fights Animal Cruelty, Promotes Welfare

Aug 10, 2016 04:00 AM EDT
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Three young opossum siblings cuddle and stay warm in fur donated by Born Free USA's Fur for the Animals campaign. (Photo cou
(Photo : The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center (Provided by Born Free USA for Press Release))

Animal cruelty, perhaps, is one of the greatest sins of mankind. Thankfully, not all the people in the world are in favor of this. One of them is Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, who spearheaded a campaign for fur donations.

Called Born Free USA Fur for the Animals, the organization is accepting fur donations every week from people who refuse to wear fur they have acquired: coats, stoles, hats, scarves, rugs, pillows, toys, etc. The items will then be shipped to wildlife rehabilitators across the country to use for supporting and comforting the baby animals in their care.

(Photo Provided by Born Free USA/Jennifer Place for Press Release)

According to the press release sent exclusively to Nature World News, Born Free USA recently received what was thought to be a lynx fur coat. It was determined to be an arctic fox fur coat, dyed to look like a lynx, made from up to 20 fox pelts originating in Finland.

Born Free USA sent the coat to the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona, California, where it and other fur donations from the campaign are being used to comfort orphaned coyote pups and other wildlife.

The lynx-dyed fox coat was included in a large shipment of fur donations Born Free USA sent to the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center. The center is currently caring for 28 orphaned coyote pups, many of them are victims of wildlife conflict and lethal control.

In addition to the coat, Born Free USA has shipped other donated fur pieces to The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center over the past year, which has helped comfort: 54 skunks, 141 Virginia opossums, 38 coyotes, 4 bobcats, 5 bears, 1 gray fox, 1 mountain lion, and dozens of others in need.

Born Free USA leads vital campaigns against animals in entertainment, exotic "pets," trapping and fur, and the destructive international wildlife trade through litigation, legislation, and public education. Ending suffering of wild animals in captivity, conserving threatened and endangered species, and encouraging compassionate conservation globally is Born Free USA's mission.

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