My Initial Rant
People flipping shit because a breeder is doing his job. HE’S BEEN DOING IT FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS, WHEN THE HELL DID IT START BECOMING AN ISSUE?
I don’t understand the kind of threats he’s trying to succumb to. I mean, we have all heard the whining of anti-fur people, but if he’s being blackmailed, he’s obviously done something wrong in the past. He’s an old man, and he shouldn’t feel the need to pussyfoot around someone who threatens him. Honestly, he's done his business good, he hasn't been abusing his foxes/minks; why should a little threat scare him so badly?
And for those complaining about colors. deviantART is a conglomeration of users of all ages. Those who are whining about colors are immature. You want the color so badly? Either stay up all day and grab the color when you actually HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY (instead of just sitting there, posting comments about, “Oh, I was going to buy it, but my mom didn’t give me the money”), or raise your own damn foxes. Foxes are expensive to raise, so they're going to be expensive to buy. Quit being a brat and whining about colors that you can’t have because there are people in the world that actually have a job and the money to buy them.
For those packing up and leaving, what are you doing? Just because one man is having a bad day doesn't mean you all have to. Jesus Christ, it’s not the end of the world. deviantART is where you’re going to get a lot of business. Leaving to Tumblr and Facebook only is the WORST POSSIBLE IDEA for your business, especially if you’re not really established as a professional taxidermist, or even a well known one. However, I would respect your decision to leave, because it is your choice. No one can stop you from doing what you do, but make sure it's a wholly conscious decision and not a spur-of-the-moment choice because it's mentally instilled into your head that your business may suffer from this bad drama, when in fact very little of it is going to actually connect with your business.
And people, buying a lot of fox pelts does not make you a bad person. There are people who will think that these pelts can't possibly be loved because the person has too many of them. This is not true. I have eleven burgundy pelts and while they look the same, they all mean something to me. I sold a very nice burgundy pelt way back, and I regret it ever since, so I started hording burgundies until I find that one burgundy who was the perfect one. And there's NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.
Realise that drama is just drama and you can't change the direction that its path of destruction brings. Even if you move off of deviantART, if you have something about yourself that's drama worthy, it's going to blow right at you, even if you are on different sites.
What is Most Likely Happening
Edited because my original post felt a bit harsh.