the pelt trade still going on?
picture below shows a seizure made by PROFEPA – Federal Environment
Protection Agency – in August 2002, México.
23 jaguar skins were found at a taxidermist’s shop, illegally
operating in the city of Chetumal, capital state of Quintana, in
the Mexican Peninsula of Yucatán. Skins of male, female and
young animals were confiscated.
Why would Brazil be out of that trade?
Findings on Internet have led to conclude that our felines continue
to be prey to this abominable trade.
A good evidence to that is the Italian
fur store, “GH” specializing in High Fashion
- Pellicceria – Pelle – Pelletteria – Cashmere.
The website shows coats and accessories made of wild animal pelts
and skins, sold in their central and branch stores.
Pictures taken at recent fashion shows. How can this be happening
still? Who is responsible?
Just go to the web and you will enter a world of horrors, when
the issue is animal pelt trading – including wild cats of
Brazilian fauna, as seen above.
There is a great display of photographs showing models sporting
jaguar, ocelot and other wild cat fur coats.
Picture: Elizabeth Fleming/TRAFFIC
Puma: pelting is started.
A jaguar is killed, even though it was carrying its young in its
Another paradigm should be adopted whereby nature becomes a source
of income and jobs for native communities, else the killings of
wild cats will continue.
Implementing well planned eco-tourism areas may be a solution
to preserve our natural patrimony.
A Ranch Mink and Ocelot 3/4 coat, 34 inches long (86.36 cm.) size
Regular $ 5000.00
Sale $ 2500.00 (HST included)
On-line catalogs in virtual stores.
Ocelot fur coats.
Ocelot continue to be prey to the pelt trade, considering the
amount of ads currently found on the Internet.
The situation must be displayed so that society starts mobilizing
people to help protect the felines.
Photo: Luiz Fernando Cruz