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Opening your magazine and being confronted by Call of the Wild was like a slap in the face and not how I want to be woken up on a peaceful Sunday morning. Are you truly not aware of the cruelty to animals in the fur and leather trades? To celebrate the suffering and torture of millions of animals in the name of fashion is irresponsible and sickening. You could have been truly creative and “cutting edge” and used this opportunity to show there is a shred of humanity in the fashion industry by educating readers about how the original owners of these coats and skins met their gruesome deaths. But instead of perhaps displaying items made of fake furs and skins, your items are fashioned from fox, coyote and goat furs and reptile skins. Haven’t you heard about all the celebrities and designers who are denouncing fur and leather? Any compassionate human being has to be disgusted and appalled by your layout. You should be ashamed. Go here for the facts: http://www.furisdead.com/
09/05/2010 at 12:19 PM
God! Look at the wild products. That shoe must be very warm and its stylish too.
09/05/2010 at 11:56 PM
Shameful is the word! Have we not learned anything about compassion and respect for the creatures that share this planet with us? This disgusting collection of man's abuse towards animals perpetuates torture and pain. Do we not have the responsibility to teach our children that all life is sacred? Why not also show how these items were crafted - often by skinning these defenseless animals ALIVE. I'm absolutely horrified that the Los Angeles Times would allow such cruelty in the name of fashion. Shame on you, shame on Louis Vuitton and all the other "designers". Thank you Bluzebird for telling it like it is.
Hali BUrton |
09/06/2010 at 12:27 PM
How disgusting a display of cruelty you presented in your so called "fashion" section of the L.A. Times Magazine. Shame on you! What is wrong with a culture so stupid they think that killing and in many cases skinning alive an endangered animal just for it's "fashion statement" is ok? Get real people. This is totally "anti fashion" in these days.
Susan Moor |
09/06/2010 at 12:42 PM
Can't believe this issue. Sickening.
09/09/2010 at 03:35 PM
WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU FASHION IDIOTS..YOU ALL SUCK!!!!!
Caroline valdez |
10/05/2011 at 03:49 PM
To see the crocodile skin purse and shoes made from a tortured animal made me sick. All I see are the animals that went through unspeakable pain and suffering to line the pockets of people who apparently can think of no other possible way to make money than off the skinned-alive bodies of animals and pathetic women that are either ignorant or cruel enough to actually purchase these items an support cruelty beyond imagination.
10/05/2011 at 03:50 PM
I found those pictures and the use of the animals or animal-specific or related items, as if the being the skin was ripped off of was still alive and that we would find this funny, absolutely revolting, insulting, immature and sickening. Shame on you. I'd cancel my subscription but I already cancelled years ago. I'll be sharing this on facebook and urging everyone to cancel theirs too.
Jodie York |
10/05/2011 at 04:02 PM
Call of the wild? Finding inspiration in all creatures? You sure have a funny way of showing it. Anyone who doesn't know of the cruelty of the fur trade by now must be living under a rock. Have you not seen the video of animals being anally electrocuted and skinned alive? Do you not know about all the mislabeled fur, dog and cat fur labeled as mink or raccoon? With all the alternatives out there, why would anyone endorse such stomach-churning cruelty? It is completely irresponsible of you to tout this sort of thing in a fashion magazine. Shame on you, and shame on anyone who would wear such a thing in the 21st century. Barbaric.
Amy K |
10/05/2011 at 04:04 PM
Sickening...the skinning alive of animals for a pair of boots, the shoving down of food on geese for foie gras....how horrible that you promote inhumane treatment of animals. This is vile. I am dropping my subscription of LA TIMES...
10/05/2011 at 05:15 PM
I would expect better from the L.A. Times Magazine. Even the owner of TMZ won't wear fur or leather, so you could learn something from him. If the photos were of dog and cat fur items next to dogs and cats, that would have never been published, so either be consistently cruel or do the right thing and stop supporting a "dying business."
Prabhat Gautam |
10/05/2011 at 05:17 PM
Talk about poor taste! Wow....
tical ion |
10/05/2011 at 05:25 PM
Unbelievable. This is not fashion. It's sadism. The only inspiration creatures great and small would want your so-called "designers" to get is - LEAVE US ALONE AND DON'T STEAL OUR LIVES. How hard is that? To simply not be the jerk that kills someone for a shoe or a purse?
10/05/2011 at 05:27 PM
Using animals to model dead animals? Sad and stupid.
10/05/2011 at 05:46 PM
You have got to be kidding! I cannot believe you would publish photos of innocent animals hawking the the skins and fur of other animals. This is sick exploitation. This is the reason West Hollywood just banned the sale of fur. I can't believe anyone would purchase this cruelty in this day and age. The LA Times should have more integrity.
10/05/2011 at 07:20 PM
I can't believe your magazine would think the skin of innocent animals is fashion. And to put these poor animals next tor the skin/fur of their relatives How barbaric.
I'm canceling my subscription today.
10/05/2011 at 07:38 PM
Celebrating the murder of innocent beings is immoral, unethical, inhumane. This article shows the truth of who you are. Shame on you!
10/05/2011 at 07:54 PM
...disgusted by your display of animal torture and murder!
10/05/2011 at 08:02 PM
Disgusting! Cruelty should not be fashionable! And it is NOT fashionable! Please adopt cruelty free practices and get with the times.
10/05/2011 at 08:07 PM
WOW, LA Times! I wish you and the writer of this article would have used your publicity to put an end to the slaughter of animals in the name of human's greed, not glamorize it. What a shame, you could have used this time to have a positive impact. Now, that would have been CLASSIER than your fox- fur bag!
10/05/2011 at 08:15 PM
kristian paxton |
10/05/2011 at 08:25 PM
It sickens me to see that you are giving attention to "fashion" that is so disgustingly cruel and inhumane. I wonder if the people who choose to support these 'designers' also choose to support defenseless creatures being abused, beaten, thrown to the ground, suffocated, electrocuted, and SKINNED ALIVE for the sake of fashion. Or perhaps they support animals being trapped in steel jaw traps, left to suffer agonizing deaths...all for the sake of fashion?
Come on people...it's 2011...you don't need to wear animal fur on your bodies when there is faux fur to satiate your need to have "that look."
I beg people reading this to PLEASE educate yourselves about how the fur on your clothing actually gets there.
Would you want your pets to be skinned alive? i didn't think so....Please don't allow the same thing to happen to other creatures in this world who just want the same things your pets do - comfort, love, safety and the right to live.
Shame on the LA Times for even printing this.
Debbie W. |
10/05/2011 at 08:44 PM
This is horrible...there's NOTHING "fashionable" or "pretty" about this, it's disgusting. "Call of the wild"? Don't you mean "CULL of the wild"!? I agree with the other posters on how barbaric this is. To all the "designers"...PLEASE educate yourselves about what happens to these animals... http://www.mercyforanimals.org/fur_farms.asp How could anyone with even a shred of compassion support something so cruel in the name of "fashion"? Have we no moral ethics? Who are you selling this line too, psychopaths? Seems that way...I find the fact that you show a hamster on top of that skin to be very warped, too. Do you honestly think *animal lovers* (or anyone with a heart) would give you their money for the tortured skin of an animal? Shame on the designers and shame on the LA Times for allowing just a disgusting display! Consider yourselves boycotted. Please stop selling cruelty!
10/05/2011 at 08:48 PM
10/05/2011 at 09:32 PM
This has been going on since 2010?! Horrific photos. It's worse than any scary movie or haunted house, because it is REAL. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
10/05/2011 at 10:03 PM
This is beyond disgusting. You have no issue with animals being killed for shoes and purses? And those pictures are just sick. I would think you would have an ounce of empathy looking at what that 'shoe' and 'purse' USED to be..a LIVING BREATHING being!!!!!
Marcy Bustraan |
10/06/2011 at 12:50 AM
I am so disgusted by this. When will we learn to have compassion for all living being!?? This makes me want to cancel my subscription, which I will definitely be doing!
10/06/2011 at 01:11 AM
so-called intelligent people promoting the sale of animal products. Educate yourselves & see the suffering that goes on then maybe you will think again. Absolutely moronic & irresponsible articles - by moronic staff!! Money & greed = animals lives to people like you!
Ann Parkes |
10/06/2011 at 11:49 AM
What part of torture or an animal being skinned alive with no pain relief is fashion. You do realise that in China they are starting to skin dogs and cats alive to add to your disgusting sick taste. This industry better STOP now before things get really ugly.... for humans.
alexandra Boursinos |
10/06/2011 at 02:51 PM
My family and I are cancelling our subscription your magazine. I'm horrified you would think that this was "fashionable" to publish.
10/06/2011 at 03:45 PM
Wow I have no words for you cruel humans, I am cancelling my subscription to the LA times and I just subcribed, bye bye losers!!!!
10/07/2011 at 11:49 AM
Cruelty is never a fashion statement - Rue McClanahan
Robin Vigfusson |
10/07/2011 at 11:56 AM
as a fashion student i cannot see why these designs could not have been made with non-animal sources in this day and age even those of us with money do not want it spent on wearing our fellow Earthlings. Most skinned alive! Brutal! I create lovely fashions all fake fur fake whatever they look good feel good smell better and yes my goodness cost less! Let us not forget lives saved.This advert shows no taste and is not classy nor sasy it just turns my stomach. Animal cruelty is so uninspired, fur is so, prehistoric. Leave it on the animals.
Kristina Hoerler |
10/07/2011 at 12:45 PM
This is beyond sick!
Eva Hoerler |
10/07/2011 at 01:04 PM
Disgusting! Come into the 21st century will you! People don't think this is cute--people are APPALLED by this! If there is such a thing as reincarnation, you should come back as one of these suffering, innocents yourself and see how you like it then.
Cherie Manzano |
10/07/2011 at 04:52 PM
I am deeply disturbed by this. At first glance i thought this must be an article to spread awareness on the suffering of animals in the fur trade, but i quickly realized that was not the case. I am shocked that helpless animals are still being used for 'fashion', and bewildered to find something like this in the LA Times. I will be cancelling my subscription, as well as my family and friends. Please reconsider what you publish in the future, and do a little research before supporting something so inhumane and revolting.
10/08/2011 at 11:00 PM
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