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Cold Hearts, Warm Bodies.

Published on January 31, 2009 by   ·   24 Comments Pin It

In this video, our little Brother Joshua Katcher, AKA: The Discerning Brute goes undercover as a host of a fake show “Concrete Catwalk” to chat up people in Soho.   Not only is he a genius, he clearly makes his point with just barely saying a word. Josh says; “ I gave some furry fashion victims an easy way to make themselves look like idiots. And boy, did they do a marvelous job!”   As sad as this is, it’s also endlessly amusing.   We hope Josh makes Borat-like appearances everywhere!   Cheers DB!

Just some of the clever excuses for wearing the skins of tortured, anally electrocuted animals were:

beavers are not extinct, which is one of the reasons that the designers make those furs. – dude wearing a beaver coat & huge fur hat.

I’d like to think that they were just run over in the streetwoman wearing a new full-length mink.

I just assume it grows its hair back and it’s all OK at the end of the situation  – woman with fur hat.

We’re from Michigan, so we need our furs –   mom & daughter fur duo

I’m an animal lover, so this is quite at odds with being an animal lover.woman wearing head-to-toe fur

Here’s why we think people who wear fur have ugly hearts;

As per PETA; “Animals can languish in traps for days. Up to 1 out of every 4 trapped animals escapes by chewing off his or her own feet, only to die later from blood loss, fever, gangrene, or predation. Ranch-raised foxes are kept in cages only 2.5 feet square (minks in cages 1-foot-by-3-feet), with up to four animals per cage. Every year, thousands of dogs, cats, raptors, and other so-called “trash” animals are crippled or killed by traps. To kill the animals without damaging their fur, trappers usually strangle, beat, or stomp them to death. Animals on fur farms may be gassed, electrocuted, poisoned with strychnine, or have their necks snapped. These methods are not 100 percent effective and some animals “wake up” while being skinned.”

What on earth is beautiful about this?  Some things really are more important than trends, and that is compassion and respect for living creatures.   The GirlieGirl Army is proof positive that you can dress gorgeously and be entirely cruelty free.   We hope our readers who do still wear fur extend their compassion to animals- and vow to never buy or wear fur again.   For those of you who own old fur or fur accessories and want to know where to put it to good use, consider donating it to Coats for Cubs who use the furs to warm and comfort orphaned and injured wildlife. More than 200 rehabilitators from across the United States and Canada now participate in the program.

How else can you take a stand against fur?   By attending demonstrations, voicing your opions, sharing this link with everyone you know, and by proudly wearing a NO FUR button on your coat this winter. Featured in designer Charlotte Ronson’s fur-free fall 2008 collection,   HSUS‘s “Have a Heart ..(No) Fur” buttons are now available in packs of 5, 10, and 15 to share with all your compassionate animal friends.

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Readers Comments (24)

  1. emily says:


  2. Thanks for posting this!! There is certainly more to come! I’ve gotta’ step it up a notch.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Great job Joshua! So well done…

  4. Franni says:

    Love you Joshua!!!!! ^-^ That was such an awesome video!!

  5. Liz says:

    Okay, while I completely agree with you about fur, and I do find the video hysterically funny, I think that it’s important to remember that this is the reason people see animal rights activists as crazy people. Because I would think anyone who came up to me on the street and did this was INSANE. If you want for “the movement” to be successful, it has to be accessible to people, and the idea of throwing fake blood on people, and petting their hats is not appealing to a lot of people.

  6. Kate says:

    Excellent! I feel pretty sure that at least one of those people will think twice next time they think fur. Plus, what about all the other people on the street who watched this being filmed? Bravo.

  7. Yana says:

    uh, but don’t we eat the majority of these animals?
    So in essence the cow would still be pretty dead and someone’s medium rare steak; whether it’s hide is a jacket or not.
    Isn’t implementing it’s skin a reduction of waste and byproduct?
    I totally agree with you on the immorality of killing animals JUST to wear their fur. However people eat crocodile, and seal … and dogs are a favorite in the orient.
    Sooooo what issue exactly are you tackling? Animal rights?

  8. Yana says:

    and in re-reading my comment …. my computer auto-corrects all its to it’s … disregard that!

  9. matt boren says:

    joshua katcher is brilliant. i want to watch that show everyday.

  10. Ari says:

    Genius! Joshua Katcher is a gift!!

    Yana — regarding your comment, leather and fur is definitely not a waste or byproduct — particularly with regards to the skins and furs people wear in the first world. For more information on the horrific truth behind leather please listen to this: For information on the wool industry watch this short video narrated by Pink: And for fur, please visit this website:
    There so many compassionate choices for clothing fabrics that are renewable and cruelty-free. To wear animals is just unnecessary.

  11. Haley says:

    Yana – no, we do not “eat” the animals people skin for fur. It is two entirely different industries. When an animal dies for a coat or for a leather product, it pretty much goes straight into the trash or in dog food.

    This was great – until you showed footage of the bunnies. As a vegan and an animal lover, I had to stop then. lol. The video was great Joshua!! Hope to see more like it.

  12. Karma says:

    You did a wonderful job interviewing these people! I thought that some of the excuses were hilarious,but at the same time disgusting, if that is possible. We all know fur is wrong by now. These people just don’t care or are hoping no one will notice.

  13. Jenn says:

    Joshua’s “show” is so awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Priscilla says:

    Wow, that is awesome! He’s so funny!

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