Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by MutteringJohn, Mar 26, 2015.
4 hours ago
Whenever I can't find Lollipop, I look on my purse shelf! #girliegirl
Except for the YSL clutch, those are some ugly ass bags.
Can someone put hidden camera on one of these cats before they go to chimneymanor. That would be the greatest reality show ever. Beth no where around the cats until Consuela positions them in the correct pose. See Howig minus the hair as he and Ralph do things that would embaras George Tekai. Hearing the calls to Buchwald as Howif]g screams that Beff isn't famous yet and what is he going to do about it. If that show had a 24 hour stream I would no be able to look away.
Maybe the IRS sent in Lollipop as a spy...
Is this bitch placing these animals strategically around her house as an excuse to show off her belongings?
Here we go...
Saint Laurent Monogramme Clutch $1150
LV VERNIS Roxbury bag $1090
AMQ Skull macramé lace box clutch
Valentino rock-stud trapezoid bag...$2195
not sure on the rest//
I get the distinct feeling that you could lose an entire farm--and I mean goats, pigs, sheep, cows--in her "handbag" collection. (Note to animals: watch out for Mommy's empty vodka bottles and those little zip lock baggies with whitish residue on them).
"Robin, Beff has her own money..."
we get it. she married a rich old fuck ....
we further get that left to her own devices she would be sucking dick at the #532 truck stop in PA
for Target gift cards
I wish Lollipop would shit in her purse.
what a twat
It's compensation for Howards and Buchwalds failure to get her "Famous" as per her contract with OneTwelve Inc.
One of those purses is the kitten's mother.
It's cute that she refers to her walk-in purse and handbag vault as a "shelf".
Poor cat can't get the fuck away from her fast enough.
Slaughtered and Skinned
Source: Animal Issues, Volume 33 Number 3, Fall 2002
Most people are aware that fur comes from animals who were either cruelly trapped or miserably raised in tiny barren cages. Few people today flaunt full-length fur coats that took the lives of 35 minks to make, but even fewer people recognize that 3 foxes suffered just the same to make a fur-trim collar. It’s estimated that 90% of today’s cage-raised fox is used for fur trim. That’s a lot of suffering for something as frivolous as a fur collar, especially when so many beautiful, stylish, and humane alternatives are available.
Even greater in the number of animals killed, however, is a material few recognize as cruel. Brushed off as a “byproduct” of another industry, leather (or, more appropriately, “hairless fur”) seems to be everywhere, from shoes, belts, wallets, bags, and briefcases, to car seats, sofas, and footballs.
Some of our best friends — dogs, cats, and horses — even boast leather leashes, collars, and saddles. But what if you learned that some leather items are actually made with the skin of those same best friends? And what if you knew that leather is so much more that just a “byproduct” of the meat industry?
The Source of Leather
Until refrigeration was perfected at the turn of the twentieth century, beef was largely a byproduct. Hides and tallow were the leading U.S. uses of cattle.
Today, leather is a booming industry. More than 139 million cows, calves, sheep, lambs, and pigs are killed for food each year, and skin accounts for roughly 50% of the total byproduct value of cattle. With the low profit margin for each head of cattle (about $3 a head), the meat industry relies heavily on skin sales to remain profitable. The United States is the largest producer of hides (from larger animals such as cattle) and skins (from smaller animals such as lambs) with an annual supply of more than 1.1 million tons. Leather is part of a barbaric cycle of cruelty and death among industries that are financially interdependent and reliant on each other — and, most importantly, consumers.
Each of these unfortunate “food and hide” animals lives in misery. Cruelly confined on factory farms with inadequate food, water, or sunshine, they are pumped full of antibiotics to withstand the inhumane conditions. They must also endure days of thirst, hunger, and cramped conditions during the harsh journey to the slaughterhouse where untold numbers die en route. The actual killing process is itself cruel, as many are skinned and gutted alive in plain view of other terrified animals.
Not all leather comes from the meat industry.
Many animals are hunted and killed specifically for their skins. These include zebras, bison, water buffaloes, boars, deer, eels, seals, walrus, sharks, and frogs. And there is no way to detect if imported, “exotic” leather products are made from the skin of endangered, illegally poached wildlife. That’s because the origin of the skin is often not known, as the majority of leather items are labeled with little more than “Genuine Leather.” What is known, however, is that some genuine leather is actually the skin of domestic dogs and cats.
As documented by the Humane Society of the United States in an 18-month undercover investigation in Asia, dogs are raised in dark, crowded basements, or stolen and sold for pennies. Most are brutally slaughtered in alleyways by slitting their throats and letting them bleed to death. Domestic cats are packed into small cages then hanged from the tops of those same cages — frequently employing children to execute this cold-blooded deed — and left to struggle and slowly suffocate as the other cats look on in horror. The skin from these dogs and cats is turned into wallets, purses, and golf gloves destined for Europe and the United States.
Other “types” of leather are “made” with other forms of cruelty and hidden suffering:
Snake & lizard skin often comes from reptiles skinned alive because of the belief that live flaying imparts more elasticity, or “give,” if taken when the snake or lizard is still alive. A nail through the head pins the animal to a tree, a foot holds the writhing tail straight, and a knife cuts down each side to rip off the skin.
Ostriches are the only birds killed for their skin and the leather is prized for its distinctive pattern (a diamond or diamond-shaped crown) of nodules where the feathers grew (quill bumps). To ensure quality skins, ostrich feathers are often removed by hand, pulling the feathers one-by-one out of their sockets with pliers while the bird is alive.
According to The New York Times, “Slaughterhouses often do not know what to do with these big birds.” A slaughterer in California said it took him “two hours of violent struggle to kill a single ostrich.” Often, ostriches are killed like chickens: They are electrically shocked (not stunned) and hung upside down to have their throats slit, sometimes while fully conscious.
Most alligator and crocodile skins come from factory farms with about 85% of all alligator skins coming from Louisiana. “Raising alligators isn't much different from being a chicken farmer or a cattle rancher,” explains Ruth Elsey, a wildlife biologist at the state-administered Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. Indeed, specifications based “primarily on the actual practices of alligator farms” inform would-be farmers that they “are able to lower their costs by doing much of the construction work themselves, buying used equipment, using less space per alligator, and using lower cost building designs ... A low-cost farm also has three grow-out buildings ... The [first] building is constructed of concrete with two rows of pens. The building is less than four feet in height and accessible through hinged roof panels along the perimeter of the building rather than through a central walkway. The total area of the building is 2,000 square feet. The low-cost farm requires four years to reach full production and produces 900 alligators per year.” Nothing on nutrition, care, or humane slaughter is offered to these would-be alligator farmers.
However, the Steering Committee for the Crocodile Specialist Group (CSG) adopted a statement on Humane Killing of Crocodilians which recommends that “the cheapest and simplest technique is spinal severance followed immediately by pithing,” because shooting the animal runs the risk of a ricochet bullet that could “harm workers or damage the skin ... A very effective method is to take a large wide chisel and with a mallet drive the chisel through the spine. In some farms they weld a short rod across the chisel to prevent penetration through to the ventral throat where it would damage the skin. Immediately after cutting the spine, a metal rod is inserted into the brain cavity and the brain is completely destroyed almost instantaneously. This second step is necessary as merely cutting the spine immobilizes the animal but does not immediately kill it. The method also ensures that the skulls are undamaged and can be sold as curios to tourists for extra income — it is the method of choice on most farms.”
As with all other fur and skin farms, no U.S. laws regulate the killing, housing, or care of the animals and the industry is left to police itself. “CSG recommends that all national and international associations of crocodilian producers disseminate these recommendations and police their members to encourage compliance with these recommendations.” The alligator industry generates approximately 300,000 pounds of meat and over 15,000 alligator skins each year.
Pigskin from intensely confined pigs is prized for the distinctive pattern of hair follicles, which pierce the skin and are connected by a series of lines. Even though throwing a football is sometimes still referred to as “tossing the pigskin,” today’s balls are made from factory-farmed cowskins. It takes approximately 3,000 cows to supply the National Football League with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs and 3.8 steers just to make the 72 footballs used in every Super Bowl.
Sharkskin is made into a very rough leather and comes from sharks who are cruelly hooked and dragged aboard ships to suffocate. According to the National Marine Fisheries Service, sharks in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico are severely depleted from overfishing. Florida fishermen take almost half of all the sharks killed, accounting for 4.8 million pounds.
Shearling is actually sheep or lamb skin with the wool sheared before slaughter, but left attached. Both the fleece and skin are stripped off the young animals who have also endured the misery of life on factory farms.
Kangaroo skin (as well as skin from wallabies, medium-sized kangaroos) is turned into one of the strongest known leathers, weight for weight. Adult kangaroos are shot, often hit in the throat or neck to protect the hide, and dragged toward waiting trucks struggling and still conscious. Some are still alive when their leg is sliced open, hooked through the gash, and hauled up onto the truck. Their throat is then slit and they bleed to death. Most kangaroo skins are exported to Europe and the U.S. to make football (soccer) boots. Seven million kangaroos and their babies are to be viciously slaughtered this year in Australia — the largest wildlife massacre in the world.
this its like looking thru her garbage