Monday, August 18, 2008

the pope vs. the weasel

According to USA Today, an Italian animal-rights group has asked Pope Benedict to stop wearing fur-trimmed hats and robes. It is reported that the Italian Association for Defence of Animals and the Environment has collected about 1,900 signatures in an online petition. Benedict has been seen wearing a red velvet cape with a white ermine border and matching hat. Ermine is the white winter fur of a small weasel that looks like this:



Awww... that li'l weasel is cute! I definitely have to agree with the animal-rights group.

But even if the pope went for faux fur, this is STILL really, really not a good look for him:

12 comments:

dust bunny said...

Oh, dear..."Bad Santa" part two.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I have so many other issues with Benedict that I think I'll let someone else fight the ermine fight.

Great choice of photos though.

Diane said...

good point, again, Barb!

Presbyterian Gal said...

Goodness! He looks like Emperor Palpatine playing Santa at the Christmas party.

Shame on him for killing those little creatures for clothes. Smacks of idolatry I say!

Barbara B. said...

Palpatine playing Santa... Hahahahaha!!!!!!

Songbird said...

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.

mompriest said...

Oh, I agree!...you have to wonder about the choices some folks make...one of the previous bishops in another diocese used to wear a red sequined cope...ok, not animal issue...but still, a red sequined cope (you know that cape thingy bishops wear)....

Jan said...

It's good to be back looking at your blog! After reading "The Omnivore's Dilemma," I am wondering how one can wear or eat animals. . . .I never wear them, but eating is a tricky subject. Benedict should be setting a better example! Good picture.

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