Thank you letter from UK, to Jane Halevy ( IAFC founder) from the AR advocates & Activists: Catherine Reda & Diane Smith:
In light of supporting the Israeli bill to ban the sale of fur, we had received this message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Tenzin Gyatso via his Administrative Assistant: Tsultrim Dorjee.
Date: July, 24 th, 2009
Dear Jane Halevy,
His Holiness always supports for animal rights and for animal's protection."Today, together with a growing appreciation of the importance of human rights there is a greater awareness worldwide of the need for the protection not only of the environment, but also of animals and their rights. Unfortunately, there continue to be those who feel it is not only acceptable, but also a pleasure, to hunt or fight with animals, resulting in the painful deaths of those animals. This seems to contradict the general spirit of egalitarianism growing in most societies today. I deeply believe that human beings are basically gentle by nature and I feel that we should not only maintain gentle and peaceful relations with our fellow human beings but that it is also very important to extend the same kind of attitude towards the environment and the animals who naturally live in harmony with it. As a boy studying Buddhism in Tibet, I was taught the importance of a caring attitude towards others. Such a practice of non-violence applies to all sentient beings any living thing that has a mind. Where there is a mind, there are feelings such as pain, pleasure and joy. No sentient beings want pain, instead all want happiness. Since we all share these feelings at some basic level, we as rational human beings have an obligation to contribute in whatever way we can to the happiness of other species and try our best to relieve their fears and sufferings." With best wishes, Yours sincerely,
More international support for the bill to ban the fur in Israel:
Special Thanks - Service Providers
International Anti-Fur Coalition welcomes the contribution and collaboration of various ethical service providers around the world to support its cause of enacting global anti-fur legislation to ban the sale of fur.
Below are individuals and organizations that IAFC would like to credit for their support of our work and campaigns at various stages, each in their respective specialties:
*Jewelry design for the Let Animals Live pendant and graphic design provided by Nano Jewelry www.nano-jewelry.com
*Kindvertising,( Advertising with Kindness ) provided by Stefania Poletti, The founder, www.kindvertising.com
*Vegan copy-writing services provided by The Write Cure writecure.com