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Giving Away Fur #5518653
05/09/16 11:38 PM
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Here's an idea. Instead of giving away our fur to the fur industry ....... donate it to have made into garments for children in cold 3rd world countries. Mitts, hats, vests, nothing fancy just simple & utilitarian purpose. Don't need no middle man, no fashion designer. C'mon some of you geniouses - put your thinking caps on. Lemons into lemonade bla blah blah.

Re: Giving Away Fur [Re: Phil Nichols] #5518655
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And it has monetary value as a tax write off ie. charitable donation .


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Re: Giving Away Fur [Re: Phil Nichols] #5518674
05/09/16 11:57 PM
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But think of the publicity angle of that. Trappers donating fur to keep freezing children warm. A large scale effort like that would be great publicity for us. All we'd need to find is someone willing to sew it up... but the biggest stumbling block would be tanning fees.

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Urine tanning !! I've got lots of that ! Pretty good stream , I must say , for a guy approaching middle age .


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Re: Giving Away Fur [Re: Phil Nichols] #5518677
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So these third world countries are where? I think mostly in warm climates.
Also ever notice how much the trapper share in a garment is? I think we could give them away and they would still be out of the price range of most poor people.
Come to think of it we are pretty much giving them away now.

Re: Giving Away Fur [Re: yotetrapper30] #5518700
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Originally Posted By: yotetrapper30
But think of the publicity angle of that. Trappers donating fur to keep freezing children warm. A large scale effort like that would be great publicity for us. All we'd need to find is someone willing to sew it up... but the biggest stumbling block would be tanning fees.


you do have a point on the publicity it would give us a very good reputation. not only is it a great cause. But it also gives us a great publicity through out the world

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Re: Giving Away Fur [Re: Phil Nichols] #5518705
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This idea makes me think of some unscrupulous guy taking all the little kids furs and cashing them in for himself. Do these charitable deals ever work out in third World Countries?

I figured instead of giving my fur to some Chinese fur buyer, that I'd give some to my State Trapping Association. They can have them tanned and sell them for a fund raiser. I gave them 22 coyotes, 50 coons, 12 foxes, 10 beavers, and a half dozen bobcats. After the last NAFA check, I figured I made a good investment, and got a lot more satisfaction.


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Re: Giving Away Fur [Re: Old Relic] #5518723
05/10/16 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted By: Old Relic
This idea makes me think of some unscrupulous guy taking all the little kids furs and cashing them in for himself. Do these charitable deals ever work out in third World Countries?

I figured instead of giving my fur to some Chinese fur buyer, that I'd give some to my State Trapping Association. They can have them tanned and sell them for a fund raiser. I gave them 22 coyotes, 50 coons, 12 foxes, 10 beavers, and a half dozen bobcats. After the last NAFA check, I figured I made a good investment, and got a lot more satisfaction.


LOL, oh, the irony.

But you make a good point, most associations can't be trusted. So perhaps the way to do something like this, is individually, and create a network of individuals as opposed to an organization. Think, those little old ladies that crochet blankets for preemies, and send them direct to the hospitals? They each create their own blankets, and send them direct, but they organize into a group for the purpose of recruiting more people willing to donate.

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Lol...


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Re: Giving Away Fur [Re: Phil Nichols] #5518728
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If this comes together I'm in! Angela, I disagree, I believe most state associations are very trustworthy.


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Re: Giving Away Fur [Re: Aaron Proffitt] #5518731
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Originally Posted By: Aaron Proffitt
Urine tanning !! I've got lots of that ! Pretty good stream , I must say , for a guy approaching middle age .


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If this would work I'm in


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Re: Giving Away Fur [Re: Phil Nichols] #5518758
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This is all well and good, but who is going to put up the money for tanning and manufacture of the garments?


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Re: Giving Away Fur [Re: Phil Nichols] #5518806
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It's often more effective to find a problem then find a solution you all seem to be putting the cart before the horse. You all wanna make mittens first and find freezing kids second lol. I am unaware of what kids need fur coats and as far as this sort of thing goes many 3rd world countries have figured out charity and their corrupt leaders funnel goods through their corrupt channels and make money and do nothing to help the needy. Where I work had a trailer load of shirts and new unworn cloths to donate and no one wanted them every charity said the same thing that they "aren't equipped to handle such donations but if you would like to send money they could accept that"


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Re: Giving Away Fur [Re: Panzramed] #5518848
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Maybe the 3rd world country is staring us right in the face ...... where has America been headed the last 1/4 century?

I don't see any grand non profit doing this. They tend to corruption, as others here have mentioned. Trappers are certainly spread out enough here and some might know of a kid who could benefit from a warm blanket or hat. The tanning is a stickler though. I haven't really thought this through as with most of my pipe dreams.

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This idea makes me think of some unscrupulous guy taking all the little kids furs and cashing them in for himself. Do these charitable deals ever work out in third World Countries?



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Re: Giving Away Fur [Re: Phil Nichols] #5518886
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I hate to sound negative about this, but if we give fur to 3rd world countries and others in need, we would be branding fur garments as something poor people wear. It would not be in the best interest of a recovering fur market.
Instead selling the fur as a fundraiser then donating the funds to purchase a different garment type (that is also easier to care for) might carry the same PR and actually put more coats on kids.

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You don't need to look far for a "3rd world country". There's plenty of proverty stricken reservations/tribes and villages in North America along with some very run down neighborhoods in major cities.

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To heck with third world countries. We have given them enough over the years. It is time they take care of themselves or they will bring us down to their level.

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I had a similar idea years ago, the truth is the logistics would kill it. I was thinking " coats FUR kids". Possibly get some slightly used jackets and sew some trim or pocket flaps etc on. Spread out how many are tanned, but put the fur spin on it. You'd be surprised at the kids in your own community that are less fortunate, that would love a warm furry jacket.


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