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-->-- '''Gotcha Grabmore''', ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''
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Someone who delights in animals suffering when used to make food and clothing from them. Someone who prefers any product which required an animal to die. Fur is not for [[PrettyInMink warmth, style, or just enjoying how it feels]], it's because [[KickTheDog they know innocent creatures died for it]]. Or if makeup is [[AnimalTesting tested on animals]], it's not better because of any supposed advantages to the testing, but because these people know that their hair spray has also hurt innocent creatures.

Some {{Evil Poacher}}s are driven more by a hatred of animals (or possibly [[AnimalNemesis one particular animal]]) than profit -- especially in cartoons. Will most likely not include HuntingTheMostDangerousGame in case you're wondering.

This trope is not really TruthInTelevision. Sadists who tend to hurt animals directly tend to move on to hurting people. People who wear fur or eat meat are not doing so for sadistic reasons (mostly). Most animal rights activists likely don't believe this is true either, as they bank on people's compassion in many of their campaigns -- not that that [[TheWarOnStraw stops them invoking this trope]] ''in'' said campaigns.

A SubTrope of StrawmanPolitical, though it can be used simply as a CardCarryingVillain.

Compare AnimalWrongsGroup, FurAndLoathing (a common fictional view on fur coats), EnemyToAllLivingThings, ExoticEntree. Contrast FriendToAllLivingThings, ItsFakeFurItsFine.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime]]
* Although it's only mentioned in a throwaway joke, Shiho of ''ZettaiKarenChildren'', who's a [[PsychicPowers psychometer who can read the memories and feelings of objects she touches]], mentions that she finds the fear and suffering of whatever meat she's eating to be the best spice.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', where Princess Snake, voiced like [[Franchise/MetalGear that other Snake]], comments how she loves her fur coat, especially since she killed all the animals for it herself. With her bare hands of course.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''{{Wolverine}}'' #18 (2011) the villain Jade Claw is introduced being served by beefcake men, using a servant as table and with the following food: "Dinner is served, Madame. Cantonese noodles with seared hummingbird hearts and caramelized butterfly brains. Grilled bull elephant tongue with shitake mushrooms and bald eagle hollandaise. Curried Tyrannosaurus Pate, imported fresh from the Savage Land. Baby Seal Soufflé a la mode. And Bacon wrapped tiger eyes sautéed, as always, in the tears of your enemies." . The "dinner" starts out ridiculous, goes on to involves mostly very endangered species and serves the plot not for a single inch.
* In "Half-Baked," in issue #40 of ''Tales from the Crypt'', the owner of a seafood restaurant delighted in the suffering of lobsters because he considered them "ugly," a sentiment which prompted his chef to remark "''Perhaps''...to a ''lobster''...it is ''you'' who are ''ugly'', Mr. Dugan!" In a bit of karmic justice, [[spoiler: he died in a flaming car wreck with his body split open.]]
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[[folder:Film]]
* The 1995 film ''The Last Supper'' was about a group of liberal college students inviting over [[StrawmanPolitical conservative classmates]] to gradually murder them. One of those was Jason Alexander, credited as "The Anti-Environmentalist."
--> "I'm not anti-Earth, I'm pro-Earthling."
* ''RugratsInParis'': Coco herself qualifies as one of these.
* Referred to in the Italian film ''Fantozzi 2000'' where one of the female characters buys an " precious coat made from panda fur.... ", panda that was "clubbed to death with a sledgehammer."
* In ''{{Film/Beethoven}},'' you'd think there would be better and easier ways to test a new type of explosive handgun round, but the villain seems to take a perverse pleasure in using dogs.
** There's also [[RichBitch Regina]] in the second film, who's perfectly willing to drown Beethoven's puppies...at least until she finds out how much money they're worth.
* In ''The Freshman'', an underground restaurant serves jaded gourmands meals which are specifically made from endangered species. While actual suffering on the animals' part isn't guaranteed, the diners pay extra when assured the animal they're eating is the LastOfHisKind [[spoiler: (but not really; they're actually served oddly-seasoned supermarket meats)]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'', Gru has a ''panda'' skin in his living room. Of course, the panda ''could'' have died of natural causes, but that's unlikely.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' makes [[spoiler:Queen Victoria]] leader of a secret society of powerful people who [[spoiler:eat rare animals to make them extinct and/or show off how exotic a meal they can acquire]].
* In ''[[Film/AceVentura Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls]]'', Ace gets dragged to a formal affair in Africa, and meets a particularly obnoxious woman in a gratuitous fur coat. Avowed animal lover Ace responds by ''[[RefugeInAudacity KOing her husband and draping the bugger over his shoulders.]]''
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Named for Cruella de Vil, the villain of ''Literature/TheHundredAndOneDalmatians'' (the basis for the Disney movie ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''). In the book, she drowns any kittens her cat bears, and she only keeps her cat alive for the money the cat is worth (pedigree, but the kittens are fathered by alley cats).
* Esme Squalor, a FashionVictimVillain from ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', has a fur coat specified to be made from animals killed in particularly nasty ways (although she probably didn't create it herself).
* ''Literature/TheGloveOfDarthVader'' is all over this. Trioculus takes a break from pursuing our heroes to hunt animals.
* The Extinctionists in the sixth Literature/ArtemisFowl book, ''The Time Parodox'', act like this. They are described as haters of animals that they feel are useless to humans, and they wear expensive fur coats and other animal skin clothing. In a novel twist, some are described as hating animals so much that they are vegetarians and will not eat animals. "How could I sully my body by ingesting such a disgusting creature?"
* The High Horse, in Graham Masterton's ''Night Wars'', is a particularly {{squick}}y example of this trope (then again, it's ''[[{{Gorn}} Masterton]]''). He wears a cape of live animals sewn together...and [[MeaningfulName rides three horses stacked on top of each other and fastened by bolts]].
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The two stars of ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous'' did a video where they portrayed women who wear fur as outright bloodthirsty.
* Mimi from ''TheDrewCareyShow'' probably doesn't like animal suffering per se, but in one episode she insists that any cosmetic product she uses has to be "strong enough to blind a rabbit" when somebody challenges the use of an animal-testing brand.
* Not animal suffering (except that [[CaptainObvious humans are animals]]), but on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', some of Elliot's makeup is [[StealthPun made of baby foreskins]]. Oddly, this is a case of TruthInTelevision for many cosmetics, even cruelty-free ones because [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark PETA doesn't care about people]].
* The Endangered Species Club from ''Series/TheGoodies'' episode "Dodonuts". They only hunt endangered species because their small numbers make them hard to find. Common species of animals and birds are too abundant and therefore too easy to hunt.
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[[folder:Music]]
* BareNakedLadies avterted this in one song, where they sing about how if they had a million dollars, they'd buy a fur coat - but not a ''real'' fur coat, that's cruel. Of course, they also say they wouldn't buy a ''real'' green dress because [[RunningGag That's cruel]].
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Caym, demon prince of animals, and his servants in ''TabletopGame/InNomineSatanisMagnaVeritas''. He's absent from the American version ''TabletopGame/InNomine''.
* Subverted in {{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles And Other Strangeness}} while {{Mad Scientist}} Doctor Feral sounds like he should be the poster boy for this trope, the Gamebook goes out of its way to state he ISN'T cruel he just has a strange sort of view of the world where he sees anything non-human as either a tool or as a candidate for experimentation and is noted for being 'extremely polite' [[AffablyEvil even to his vivisection victims!]]
* While wearing the skin of your enemies is a common fashion statement in ''Warhammer40K'', it's most prevalent among Chaos forces and the Dark Eldar. Among them, a certain [[ShoutOut Kruel]][[OneHundredAndOneDalmatians lagh]], known as "da skinna" by the orks...
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''ImpossibleCreatures'' has Velika La Pette, a woman who wears tiger, cheetah, and zebra furs at the same time.
* In ''VideoGame/BeneathASteelSky'', set in a dystopian future, CorruptCorporateExecutive Lamb wears a coat made of beaver fur. From the world's last ten beavers.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Alexa from ''[[http://www.shapequest.net Shape Quest]]'', who is a scientist for the military.
* Inverted in ''BobTheAngryFlower'', somewhat inevitably when a story focuses on an OmnicidalManiac sentient plant. In his more moderate days Bob has discovered Vegans to be psychotic haters of all plantkind.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Gotcha Grabmore, a recurring villain on ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''. For some reason she talked like Zsa Zsa Gabor.
* ''CaptainPlanet'' should be all over this trope like a HurricaneOfPuns, but it only rarely covers this. Looten Plunder had a couple episodes, like poaching elephants.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Mr. Burns in the episode "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds", which was directly inspired by Cruella de Vil, the villain of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''.
** Burns in the episode where he makes recycling evil. By using plastic soda rings as fishing nets.
** Even Krusty isn't above this. One episode has him don a coat made from a panda, boots made from its cubs, and mittens made from monkey heads.
--> '''Krusty:''' Yep, I'm a real class act.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' - The villain Peltra from the episode "Dial "M" For "Monkey". She collects pelts.
* ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s'' - Katrina Stoneheart was a blatant ripoff of Cruella De Vil. She, too, wanted to make a fur coat out of the title dogs, and even had a fantasy sequence where she imagines herself dressed in a fur coat made from patches of the main characters' fur.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'': "OH! I'm ''shaking'' in my ''custom Baby Seal Leather Boots!''"
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'' episode "The Return of Tsul 'Kalu", Doyle has to protect a black marketeer who not only illegally sells cryptids but who also eats panda dumplings.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', Norb and Dag are dared to introduce themselves to 100 "unfriendly" people...furriers at a FanConvention for people who like wearing fur, also featuring traps and such for those wishing not only to ''wear'' fur coats but ''actually make'' them.
* Baron [=DeKlau=] in a few episodes of the ''[[AceVentura Ace Ventura: Pet Detective]]'' series, with a touch of AristocratsAreEvil.
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoohooAndFriends'', one of the crimes committed by the Nasty Corp executives when they were human was dining on endangered eagle, then picking their teeth with ebony toothpicks [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and throwing the toothpicks out of their private jet]].
* The [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Earth Queen]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is revealed to hate animals...though she has allergies to animal fur (like from Oogi), somewhat justifying it. But then it's revealed she loves [[ExoticEntree eating endangered animals' meat]] and rumored to have eaten her father's pet bear, Bosco.
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