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Asia Better Wise Up on Issues of Conscience

July 22, 1990

"Asian Market Heats up for U.S. Furriers" (July 9) further convinced me that Asian consumers and business leaders need to work on their humanity. It also convinced me to make a greater effort to boycott Japanese and South Korean products; I'm sure glad I didn't buy that Acura Legend last year.

Now that Americans and Europeans have become more aware of the cruelty and waste involved in utilizing both wild and "ranch-raised" animals, it's time to tap the consciences of those who will listen in Asia and to continue to wind down the entire existence of a fur trade in any country, especially the United States. Interestingly, it's also the Asians who continue to trade in illegal ivory, promote drift nets in the eastern Pacific and slaughter certain creatures for the aphrodisiac properties of some small part of their anatomies.

With due respect for positive qualities in Asian countries, many U.S. consumers find all of that disgusting.

JOANNE HEDGE

Hollywood

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