Fur Is Evil

A compassionate challenge to Google: please ban fur ads.

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Thank you, Alibaba China, for Banning Dog Meat and Dog Skin

February 26th, 2011 · alibaba, dog meat, dog skin

The Chinese Alibaba site has recently banned most appearances of dog meat and dog skin on its website. The following are screenshots for search results on Alibaba for dog meat and dog skin that show “no results.”  The reason this happened has to do with a brave woman in the Hong Kong offices of Alibaba who decided to take action. She worked for almost a year to make this happen.

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Google Celebrates Year of the Rabbit By Advertising Rabbit Skin

January 22nd, 2011 · rabbit, rabbits, Uncategorized

Hey, Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, do you realize that much of the world’s rabbit fur comes from animals skinned alive? Have you no heart? Have you no sympathy? Have you no decency?





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Google, For Goodness’ Sake, STOP ADVERTISING FUR!

January 22nd, 2011 · Uncategorized

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Happy New Year, Google! 2011 and Still Advertising Dog Fur!

January 6th, 2011 · Uncategorized

Way to stick to your principles, Google.

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Want to Find a Dog Meat Farm? Just Click a Google Dog Fur Ad – Step 4

September 2nd, 2010 · alibaba, dog meat, dog skin, dogs

Step Four: After clicking that last ad — and now a mere two clicks from a sponsored ad on Google’s Chinese home page — here’s what you find: an industrial dog meat farm. I think the pictures speak for themselves. (By the way, at this point, we’re still on Alibaba’s website, which is 40% owned by Yahoo.) The pictures spell out an ugly story that should be fairly unacceptable to most American citizens. Two Northern California companies are knowingly profiting from the dog meat and dog fur business.

If you’d like to explore this dog meat farm, they are located in a city called Linyi, in Shandong Province, China. check out

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Want to Find a Dog Meat Farm? Just Click a Google Dog Fur Ad – Step 3

September 2nd, 2010 · alibaba, dog meat, dog skin, dogs

Step Three: Now, remember, we’re still literally only one click away from Google’s home page at this point. Now, let’s pick one of those dog fur sellers, like this one:

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Want to Find a Dog Meat Farm? Just Click a Google Dog Fur Ad – Step 2

September 2nd, 2010 · alibaba, dog meat, dog skin, dogs

Step Two: Click on the sponsored link — thus making money for Google and 40% Yahoo-owned Alibaba — to find yourself on this page with literally tens of thousands of dog skins  available to you:

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Want to Find a Dog Meat Farm? Just Click a Google Dog Fur Ad – Step 1

September 2nd, 2010 · alibaba, dog meat, dog skin, dogs

Step One:  Search in CHinese for “Dog Fur” (狗皮). Note the sponsored link above the search result (from a few minutes ago):

Sponsored Dog Fur Ad on Google's home page

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Google and Alibaba Still Selling Dog Skin from China

July 26th, 2010 · adsense/adwords, alibaba, dog skin, dogs, google.cn

Google and Alibaba still selling Dog Skin from China

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Google Still Advertising Dog Skin for Alibaba

June 12th, 2010 · adsense/adwords, alibaba, dog skin, dogs, google

These two screenshots are from today. The first image shows a sponsored link on Google’s Chinese-language home page for Dog Skin. Clicking on the link takes one to a page with literally hundreds of thousands of units of dog skin for sale. The second image is the seller-provided photo of piles of dog skin on that page on Alibaba.com.cn.

Google obviously doesn’t give a crap about dogs or cats, or any other animals caught up in the fur trade.

Well, just like the millions of animals try to break free from their cages right now all over the world, we will not stopo making more people aware of the Mountain View, California-based technology giant’s role in this trade.

Google could afford to at least live up the laws and customs of the American people and government, who roundly opposed to the production or sale of Dog or Cat fur or meat.

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Dead Dog Wrapped in Plastic – Advertised By Google for Alibaba

June 9th, 2010 · adsense/adwords, alibaba, dog meat, dog skin, dogs

To: Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt.

Re: The Little Dead Dog Below Wrapped in Plastic which is available via Alibaba.com, and discovered via a sponsored link on Google’s home page

QUIZ: How do you suppose was this dog was killed?

A) In the most painless, “humane” way possible.

B) In a not-so-humane way, but not bad enough to cause you to lose any sleep.

C) In a way so inhumane and heartwrenching, you would not be able to watch it.

Dead Dog Wrapped in Plastic - Advertised By Google for Alibaba

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More Dog Skin for Sale on Google’s Home Page – When Will Google Ban Dog Skin and Dog Meat from Its Revenue Stream?

June 9th, 2010 · adsense/adwords, alibaba, dog meat, dog skin, dogs

The screenshots below were taken just a few minutes ago (June 9, 2020, China time), showing that Google continues to advertising DOG SKIN on its home page. One click on that ad takes one to Alibaba.com’s directory of dog skin and meat product sellers, which includes many pictures of dead and skinned dogs and puppies; the one below of huge cages full of dogs awaiting to be slaughtered is just literally one click away from Google’s home page.

Alibaba’s pledge to ban dog and cat fur/meat of is NOT BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY by Alibaba.

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Alibaba Promises to Ban Dog and Cat Fur and Meat – Will Google Follow Their Lead?

June 3rd, 2010 · alibaba, cat skin, cats, china, dog meat, dog skin, dogs

According to this press release by Animals Asia Foundation:

Animals Asia Foundation has welcomed a decision by Alibaba.com Limited, which runs the world’s largest online business-to-business e-commerce site, to ban subscribers from listing bear bile products, as well as the fur and meat of cats and dogs.

The ban applies to users of Alibaba.com (which has an international site in English and a Chinese site in Putonghua) and its separate sister operation, Taobao.com (a Chinese-language consumer e-commerce site that operates almost exclusively within China). []

UNFORTUNATELY, as of today, a full two weeks after this announcement, dog and cat fur and meat products are still being sold on Alibaba.cn in the same quantities as before. There is no obvious change on Alibaba’s Chinese-language site.

We’ll keep track of Alibaba’s progress on this front, and see if they can send a message of compassion by taking action to protect at least a few species of nonhuman animals.

Per usual, in the following screenshot, you can see that Google is still showing DOG SKIN ads on its Chinese home page, which lead to massive amounts of dog skin for sale on Alibaba’s platform.

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Another Day, Another Dog Skin Dollar for Google AdSense

May 29th, 2010 · adsense/adwords, china, dog skin, dogs, hebei

A search for “dog skin” in Chinese turns up not only lots of horrific results, but also horrific AdSense sponsored links for Dog Skin. Google, as an American company, should you be profiting from Dog Skin trade?

A search for "dog skin" in Chinese turns up, per usual, a very prominent sponsored link to dog skin-selling platform Alibaba.cn. Following the link leads to the result below:

This Dog Skin Seller can supply 50,000 units of dog skin, and is based in Xingtai City, Hebei Province, epicenter of documented horrific cruelty to fur farm animals

NOTE: , is approx 40% owned by Yahoo (via their stake in Alibaba Group).

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Will Google TV Show Ads for Dog and Cat Fur? Just Curious

May 22nd, 2010 · cat skin, cats, dog skin, dogs, Google TV

With the news that Google’s global advertising business will be getting into the living rooms of couch potatoes, I have a question:

Will Google be advertising Dog Skin and Cat Skin on American TV sets?

Since Google has no qualms advertising dog and cat skin online, I’m wondering if they’re going to bring this advertising revenue stream into American TV sets as well.

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Entire Fox Skin for Sale via Google’s Chinese home page

May 9th, 2010 · adsense/adwords, china, flaying, fox, google

This fox paid the ultimate price to satisfy the greed of companies like Google, which uses its technology and brand to advertise this Earthling’s skin. This fox is from china, where it is perfectly normal and legal to skin animals alive.

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Weasel Fur advertised via Google’s Chinese Home Page

May 8th, 2010 · adsense/adwords, china, google, weasel

A search for “fur” today turned up, per usual, an ad in the Google sidebar for fur from dog/cat-skin selling platform Alibaba, and today lots of the product just a single click away from Google’s home page was for weasel fur.

Do you think these animals were skinned alive or dead? In a country, China, without a single anti-cruelty law, it’s a pretty good guestimate that these skins were removed from sentient beings still conscious.

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Squirrels of the World, You Are in Danger!

May 7th, 2010 · google, google board of directors, letters, petition, squirrels

Dear Squirrels of the World:

You are in great danger. There are people who want your skin. They want to use your skin to create “luxurious” rugs, like the one here, made from skins of hundreds of Russian squirrels, and advertised via powerful online technology and advertising platforms created and owned by a company called Google.

Squirrel Fur Rug from Russia, advertised via Google's ad network. Seller's name is blacked-out, because they don't need any more help advertising their goods.

And you are not alone, in this danger: dogs, cats, mink, raccoon dogs, foxes, rabbits, bearwolves, leopard cats, chinchilla and many other species of animal are also facing this threat.

But I think there is hope: I think this trade in your skin can be slowed and possibly stopped. If just a few powerful companies and millions of individuals chose to take action on your behalf, some day, this danger to you could become a thing of history.

For now, you are in great danger. There are people who will trap you for your skin, and perhaps even breed you to create caged colonies of your descendants, to allow your kind to come into existence and mature and desire freedom, a freedom they will never know. Whether you are trapped or farmed, what is done to you is a great moral crime.

Humanity’s technological prowess is advanced to the stage where we no longer need to use the skins of other animals to create clothes for ourselves. We have been blessed (and cursed) with large brains and the ability to imagine and bring into existence new realities, realities that could liberate us from our predatory past, from our unconscious

And yet even now, our greed compels some of us to continue to profit from horrific cruelty, to prey on the weakest and  most defenseless inhabitants of our planets, to make many of them prisoners in tiny cages, whose only release shall come from the edge of a knife.

Even now, Google, by far one of the most advanced and powerful companies on the planet, chooses to sell your skin. A big powerful company like Google still needs to exploit the hides of squirrels to advance its profits.

Some day, I hope, brave companies like Google will realize they have the power to change this, to decide to put their profits and technology on the side of morality and ethical choices.

Until that day, please be safe. Stay away from humans. You are not safe from them

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“Duke”: the FurIsEvil.Org Mascot Dog

May 6th, 2010 · adsense/adwords, dog skin, dogs

The graphic you see here pretty much tells the whole story our campaign — which we pray will be short-lived.

The skin and fur of this dog -- like thousands of others -- is being marketed via  Google’s global ad network. This photo is from the website of a Chinese fur farm - a paying Google client which proudly sells dog fur. Duke is being advertised as a Tibetan Mastiff (prized by the Chinese fur trade for their thick pelts). Duke was very likely skinned while fully conscious.  Duke’s skin and fur have been marketed to the world via sponsored ads on Google’s Chinese-language search results pages. Such ads would be illegal in the United States. Google is now a powerful marketing platform for the fur industry, a cruel trade  increasingly centered in China,  where dogs and cats, like all fur animals, routinely skinned alive.

Would you ever have imagined that Google would take money DIRECTLY from people who skin dogs and cats alive? Not abstractly or indirectly or metaphorically. The dog you see here is surely no longer with us. His “producers” paid Google directly for the privilege to advertise on what is very likely the largest single fur advertising network on the planet: AdSense.

If Google sees nothing wrong with advertising dog skin on AdSense/AdWords, then this website should be of no concern to its which includes prominent figures such as the and .

How would Stanford Students or Princeton Students react if the skins of dogs and cats were being sold on-campus via a Google “AdSense table”?

If you are a student or professor at either Stanford or Princeton, you could write a letter to your Presidents, who collectively form 20% of the members of the Google Board of Directors and ask them — POLITELY, COMPASSIONATELY, KINDLY, please! –  to ban fur from Google AdSense. Click the following links for their contact pages.

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Baby Mink from a Google AdWords Partner Fur Farm in China

May 4th, 2010 · china, fur farm, mink, Uncategorized

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