Take it from me, you don't have to be cruel to be cute.

There are plenty of options that  that are Super-Cute and Cruelty-Free.  My first line of Cruelty-Free Fashions that I designed and manufactured was the Africa Collection, in honor of African Animals. Here is a photo of the Africa Collection and me at a trade show in Las Vegas.  Those styles are gone, but I will be bringing you lots more.  The  banners behind  me were given to me by Born Free, a wonderful organization that believes that wild animals should be in the wild, not in zoos or aquariums .

I agree. 

Born Free is run by Will Travers , who is the son of  Virginia McKenna  and Bill Travers , who were the stars of a movie that changed the world, Born Free., based on Joy  Adamson's  novel. Of all the billions  of books ever written, there is a handful that changed the world. Born Free is one of them. Stay tuned for "My Take On The Story," as I recount the true story about the real life couple that raised Elsa the lioness.

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Virgil the Hound is an amazon best seller and is a beautifully illustrated children's book, written by Tere Albanese who is a 20-year veteran school teacher. The beautiful photographs throughout will make this book a favorite of children everywhere while teaching valuable life lessons about kindness and compassion toward animals and humans. You can order personally autographed copies of the book by visiting our Books page. 


"Virgil the Hound is a charming, feel good story of a hound who wouldn't hunt"... Janice Holland, based in the UK. 

"Virgil the Hound is a touching story that reminds us that animals deserve kindness and compassion. More and more people are opening their hearts to animals, and Tere Albanese's words will open many more." Neal D. Barnard, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

"Every once and a while, a story comes along that feels like it has a touch of the divine. Virgil the Hound is jus such a story"... Joy Casey, Author and avid reader.

Virgil the Hound - A wonderful poem about a foxhound that does not want to hunt foxes.