Saturday, December 31, 2011
Foreign Lands: Beaver Pelts During Typhoon?
This sign is in Hong Kong, near the intersection of Des Voeux Central and Chiu Lung Street, or, more parochially, between the China-like part of Hong Kong and the New York-like part. I was a little surprised that there would be much of a market for fur in Hong Kong's humid subtropical climate, and yet it's apparently one of the world's biggest exporters of fine fur. Apparently status trumps common sense and morality. I guess that shouldn't be a surprise.
See a product label here and a related sign here.