動保人士:「皮草展,汚糟錢」(文:曾焯文)”Fur Fair, Dirty Money! (Text: Chapman Chen) (Pls scroll down for Eng. version)

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今日有動保人士發起反會展皮草展大遊行,下午十二時半在灣仔地鐵站A3出口集合,剛好對正新民黨街站,動保人士乃叫葉劉淑儀改邪歸正,勿再著皮草。十二時四十五分開始遊行,沿途大嗌口號,如皮草展,汚糟(正寫齷齪)錢! FUR Is Murder(皮草等於謀殺)! HK BAN FUR(香港禁售皮草)。遊行隊伍一點半到達灣仔會展中心,警察用鐵馬將其隔開,示威群眾連會展面牆都觸不到。群眾要求商務及經濟發展局長邱騰華接信不果,只有皮草協會派出一名不知名代表出來接信,但拒絕對話。(https://www.facebook.com/events/1778613928870834/permalink/1789460447786182/)

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反皮草展示威經已舉行了四、五年,但據今次示威發言人Wendy Chan小姐指出,今年不同之處在於不但要求會展現停止舉行皮草展,而且要求港府禁止所有皮草買賣。查香港為全球第三大皮草出口地,又每年從中國入口一百三十萬件皮草產品,其中完全無禁止虐畜條例。未計其他動物,中國每年單係輸出貓狗毛皮,就達二百萬件!

 

歐洲十四國及日本經禁皮草農場,許多時裝名牌亦然,包括ARMANI,GUCCI,RALPH LAUREN等。

 

主理今回示威的群組又強調:皮草業涉及大規模嚴重虐畜,全世界每年十億隻兔仔、五千萬隻其他動物,由於一身毛皮,而被人終身困在邋遢細籠,最後夾生剝皮慘死。(曾焯文注:其實香港天氣溫和,根本不需要著皮草;而且近年紡織業已發明許多衣衫物料,平靚正,足以禦寒。故著皮草純為虛榮,而令無數無辜動物慘死)。

“Fur Fair, Dirty Money! (Text: Chapman Chen)

Today, a group of animal-loving activists staged an anti-fur protest against the Fur Fair being held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai. At 12:30 pm, they gathered at Exit A3 of Wanchai MTR Station and found themselves facing a street campaign stall of New People’s Party. They then called upon Regina Yip, head of the party, to stop wearing products of animal cruelty, i.e., fur. The march began at 12:45 pm. Along the way, they shouted slogans like “Fur Fair, Dirty Money!” “Hong Kong Ban Fur”, “Fur is murder!” “No Trading, No Killing!” The procession reached the HK Convention and Exhibition Centre at 1:30 pm, but was separated from it by the police with iron railings. The protesters demanded Edward Yau Tang-wah Mr Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, to come and receive their appeal letter in vain. Only an unknown man came out to receive the letter on behalf of the Hong Kong Fur Federation, but he refused to converse with the crowd.

This kind of annual anti-fur-fair protest has been held for four to five years. However, according to Wendy Chan, speaker of the protest, “What is different this year is that we do not only demand the Exhibition Centre to stop hoisting the fur fair, we also demand the Government to ban all fur trade in Hong Kong.” It turns out that Hong Kong is the third largest fur exporter in the whole world, and every year, 1.3 million fur products are imported into Hong Kong from China. Moreover, every year, China exports 2 million fur products from dogs and cats alone, without taking into account other animals!

Fourteen European countries and Japan have already banned fur farms, so have many top fashion companies, e.g., Armani, Gucci, Ralph Lauren.

 

The group also emphasized that every year, 1 billion rabbits and 50 million animals, for the sake of their hairy skin, are imprisoned in small filthy cages for life, and eventually atrociously skinned alive. (Note: In fact, Hong Kong’s mild weather does not merit wearing fur; and in recent years, the textile industry already invented a lot of economical clothing materials good for keeping people warm. So fur-wearing is simply animal abuse for vanity.)


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