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Is this the weirdest ad you'll ever see?

Is this the weirdest ad you'll ever see?

Posted 18 June 2012   by Anthony         Permalink | 11 Comments

Tags: fur, mink, advertising, cow, chicken, talking mink, weird

There are good ads, there are bad ads, and then there are just downright bizarre ads. This effort from the European Fur Breeders Association definitely comes into the category of bizarre. SPOILER: there's a talking mink lecturing a cow and chicken on why they should be stoked to be killed.

Yeah, riiight. If mink really COULD talk, I'm pretty sure the first thing they'd say would be along the lines of, "What are you doing to us??!!?" (How surprised would you be if I told you that the same crew behind this clip has recently had their other ads banned for being misleading?)

Making terrible ads is not the worst thing fur farms will ever be accused of though. Confining animals to cramped cages, and then electrocuting them or skinning them alive would be top of that list.

Why people still choose to wear fur is beyond me. I can only think there is one reason for it, and that is that they haven't really thought about the cruelty involved in producing clothing with fur. And that's where you can help them AND animals. Here's a little game you can play with people wearing real fur:

You: That's a lovely faux fur coat you're wearing.

Fur wearer: Thanks.

You: I just don't understand why people would wear real fur. The way animals are electrocuted or skinned alive for fur is enough to put you off ever wearing fur again, don't you think?

By making people realise that fur is an epic fashion crime, it will make them think twice about their dodgy fashion decision. You can also let our government know you want to see an end to fur products in Australia with just a few seconds of your time.

Fur belongs on the animals who need it to survive, not on a coat rack. You can make a commitment to living fur-free by pledging to wear your own skin. I'm sure Freddy the Mink will be much happier with that.

What do you think of the EFBA's ads? Share your thoughts!

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SaRa_aRaS SaRa_aRaS 18 June 2012
1
angry
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Colours Colours 18 June 2012
2
Fred is right - they have a lot in common. All three will suffer horribly to "benefit" people - they will be tortured and killed so that humans can eat what's bad for them and wear what doesn't belong to them. Lola looks like a dairy cow, so she might also mention how delighted she is that her newborn babies are torn away from her year after year so tht humans can benefit from obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis.
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AllyCat AllyCat 18 June 2012
3
THAT IS THE STUPIDEST AD I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE! :@
WATCHING IT AND SEEING HIM SAY " WE BOTH LIVE ON GOOD FARMS...WITH PEOPLE WHO TAKE CARE OF US.. AS WELL AS VETS... AND WE ARE USEFUL FOR PEOPLE TOO! "
EVERY SENTENCE I GOT MORE ANGRY AND SAID " NO " " NOPE " " WHAT?!?!?!? " " BULLCRAP "
:@ :@ :@ :@ :@
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AshW AshW 18 June 2012
4
This ad is beyond ridiculous. Though it makes me happy that the Fur Breeders Association seems so desperate - i hope this means the end of the fur trade?
Also, I don't understand why people think animals need to be "useful" to humans?? It is a stupid rationalisation for anything (maybe second to "but meat tastes good!").
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kayne kayne 19 June 2012
5
Omg some people are really wrong
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Pange84 Pange84 22 June 2012
6
Grrr! Im very, very angry at this! I have no idea what idiot person would actually wear fur, just awful sad
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Theodora Theodora 24 June 2012
7
That is absolutely crazy! As if those poor animals enjoy getting killed, skinned and sold like an icecream!
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...2 ...2 2 July 2012
8
I'm speechless. Utterly speechless.
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Lil Lil 2 July 2012
9
that's seriously messed up. WTF.
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shuffles shuffles 5 July 2012
10
Wow, that is one disturbing ad. However, whilst I do not condone to any degree the utilising and abuse of ANY animal, they are at least being honest, albeit with rather messed up intentions. They are right, there is no difference. The fact that they show no compassion towards any species is what is so scary about the ad. I could almost think they were taking the p**s, it really is that incomprehensible :/
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Kelsey1 MsDrago Kelsey1 MsDrago 5 August 2012
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In a real setting, the mink would be cussing fur farmers out for skinning him alive for clothes, the cow would be crying because people wear and eat him, and the chicken would be downright angry because people steal her eggs and confine her in cramped cages.
angry
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