Aww, animal rights protesters are always so delightfully earnest, if sometimes a
bit confusing. I'm glad those kids are keeping busy.
Synthetic vs. realReal fur can be grown on a farm or in the wild
without creating roads in wilderness areas or drilling miles below the surface
for the oil needed to produce the synthetic materials - scaring the land and
leaving drilling tailings exposed to the environment. Fur is 100% natural and
will not harm landfills. It's durable and will last for many years if properly
taken care of. Besides, most wild animals don't die of heart disease
or in pure bliss. If they get old they become susceptible to disease and suffer
until they die or are eaten by some predator - not an enjoyable way to die.By the way, those raccoons could be carrying rabies and when their
populations get out of hand they become a real public health concern - meaning
their numbers will be reduced by trapping, shooting, poisoning, or some other
means. The poor creature will have to suffer.
Fur is great for keeping cold people warm. Animals were created for mans humane
use. Fur and hides are a byproduct of our food supply. What business is it of
the "far left animal rights folks" what others choose to wear. They had better
stay out of my way because many of them are worse than those wearing fur. Not in
my face...I will be in yours for sure. And if it is from Sugar House (like the
gays in San Francisco)...well, that is where they have migrated to..poor Sugar
I'm not one of the fur is murder crowd. But fur is ugly & smelly. Why would you
want to wear it? No accounting for taste.
I don't agree that ALL fur and leather products are bad.I don't
agree with raising animals just for their fur. But SOME leather and fur are a
natural byproduct of animals that are used for food and part of the circle of
life.I inherrited an elk skin coat from my father
(the-most-comfortable-coat-I've-ever-worn). The elk was harvested, processed and
eaten by the family of a friend. The hide would have gone to waste if it was
not used. They decided to make it into a buckskin coat (fur on the inside
leather, fringe and all, on the outside). Whether the elk died of old age,
starved, was killed by a wolf or a hunter, they all eventualy die. Would you
rather all the food and other products that came from this animal be wasted and
left to rot instead of being preserved and used?I think it's part of
the natural circle of life for every part of this animal to be used to it's
greatest extent and none to be wasted just to please protesters who have become
fixated on the fur industry.PS. I don't-dear wear this coat
anywhere because it is very valuable
Not sure who I'm for here, the anti-fur idiots or the Hollywood fur wearing
The fur industry is anything but humane. Today, about 85% of animals used for
fur garments are raised on fur farms throughout the world. Modern fur farming
practices tend to be excessively cruel, as fur farmers are focused on maximizing
profits rather than the physical and psychological welfare of the animals
involved. Most fur bearing animals are subject to a life of extreme boredom and
confinement. Mink, foxes, chinchillas and other small animals often spend their
entire lives in warehouses, confined to tiny wire mesh cages in what are often
less than sanitary conditions.
Fur may be nice on, but looking at what these animals have to go through and
what they feel in there eyes. There is nothing humane about it. Its crulty. And
people need to find another trend. Im pretty sure im happy with my trend the all
cotton jacket it keeps me warm. Hollywood people are messed up.
All fur farming should be abolished, end of story.It is already illegal to
operate fur farms in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Croatia and in most of
Austria (three of the nine federal states have banned it, the remaining three
have very strict welfare regulations). The United States needs to get with the
WELL, FYI - MONIQUE, LINDA HOGAN AND PARIS HILTON ARE THERE RIGHT NOW - AND IN
FUR!!!! I'M SHOCKED AND APPALED! GO GET THEM!! DO IT FUR THE MINKS!
Wallofvoodoo either you've just been unlucky or you have bad judgement on the
furs you choose.Fur farmers are in business for profit , of course!,
but also they want to stay in business. Flaunting animal welfare issues is not
good business. Most fur in the world is produced on farms with better animal
welfare than Livestock farms. The anti fur crowd concentrate on the minority of
bad practice farms, and blow them out of all proportion to satisfy their own
Do you have any idea how many organizms died during the production of the cotton
for you coat?Spend a day at a farm during the harvest. You can't even
count the critters that get killed by combines. How many bugs die when you
mow your lawn?What about the plants' don't they have feelings too?
Unlike organisms that may or may not be accidentally killed during a cotton
harvest, the suffering that is inherently inflicted in order to produce fur
garments is unnecessary and completely AVOIDABLE. Avoiding products that we know
are directly cruel is major principle of the animal welfare movement . It is not
possible to worry about all the "maybes" and "ifs" of plant production. Animal
agriculture (including fur farming) is cruel and we can all avoid buying
products that come from inhumane sources. There are always viable alternatives
to traditional animal based products that we all can choose instead of
contributing to needless suffering.
Fur is dead. So is Mozart.Both left behind great beauty.
Being a Utah native whose sick of the asparagus field I encounter reentering
Utah were all have their hands out for my money, I've stopped returning. "Eat,
drink and be merry for tomorrow you may be in Utah!"I'm thankful
there are people who choice the right.
Fur-give me for I have skinned.
I don't necessarily like fur but it is all part of the circle of life. I don't
want to be over run by furry critters. Do you? But I certainly wouldn't wear one
"Besides, most wild animals don't die of heart disease or in pure bliss. If they
get old they become susceptible to disease and suffer until they die or are
eaten by some predator - not an enjoyable way to die"its the natural
The majority of the fur we have comes from china, where animal welfare laws are
a joke. These animals are skinned alive, if you don't believe me just YouTube
it. I think the adlslc which is talked about on this article has a video on
their website too.
The circle of life? that is a joke, it's not part of a plan to skin 40 animals
so someone with too much money can call it fashion, especially now a days, we
have heaters, we have the capability to keep ourselves warm. People say we are
genetically inclined to do such cruel acts, however a high percantage of humans
are fighting to stop cruel acts, to any species, animals, non humyn primates,
etc. So it is not genetic, it is however a choice to be cruel. It is not in my
instincts to kill period.
IT IS JUST ANOTHER EXCUSE, open your eyes and look and see what is being done,
youtalk about poplulation problems, but what you are not getting is that these
animals are being produced for fur, human beings are breeding animals to make
more animals to skin these animals. we are the cause of over population, if it
weren't for us the world wouldn't have this issue. human beings are the cause of
all that is wrong. if you would actually realize this, then you would realize we
are not infact the better species, but the worst. so go ahead and buy your suede
boots and eat your mcdonalds, but don't open your mouth and say that we are
making things better. don't listen to what others tell you, you should rely on
facts, not myths, or theories, go to a slaughter house, go to a fur farm. go to
3rd world countries where animals roam free and see for yourself the big
difference we have made.
I was there, and it was really funny because one of the store owners stood in
the middle of the protesters and held up a sign that said "free hamburgers" and
gave out free hamburgers.I love counter protests.
Jordan Halliday explained. "We understand that some fur wearers don't realize
the destruction their garment may have caused."IS THAT THE SAME
JORDAN HALLIDAY THAT GOT ARRESTED FOR THAT GRAND JURY THING EARLIER THIS YEAR?
Yes, Its the same lawful protester jordan Halliday who got arrested earlier this
year and is still facing political pressure from the government.
I love wearing fur, whether real or faux. It's WARM! If I could afford to, I
would be very choosy where I bought my fur. I prefer to shop vintage (after all,
those animals DIED for beauty -- don't let them have died in vain), but I do
know about some indigenous farmers (Guatemala) who raise rabbits for food and
sell fur garments to tourists. Those people are just trying to live. There's a
difference between that kind of fur and the kind you see in fashion magazines
and in ski-resort stores. I would like to see a high-profile furrier take the
lead in creating cruelty-free products that help people who need it.
What lead to the extinction of many amazing tropical birds. It was feminine
vanity and woman's fashions. It's a gender thing. A woman will snatch a diamond
and she will never care about the misery behind it. So what if the money is
supporting murderous dictators? Diamonds are a girl's best friend. As long as
their are women and fashion, the murder of animals to satisfy vanity will go on.