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      18.02.2010 18:47
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      Fur is for animals...you have your own skin.

      NO.
      That is all I wanted to put but I have to write a bit more.

      ***Brief History***
      The fur trade began in the 1500's as an exchange between Indians and Europeans. The Indians traded furs for such goods as tools and weapons. Beaver fur, which was used in Europe to make felt hats, became the most valuable of these furs. The fur trade prospered until the mid-1800's, when fur-bearing animals became scarce and silk hats became more popular than felt hats made with beaver.

      By the late 1500's, a great demand for fur had developed in Europe. This demand encouraged further exploration of North America. The demand for beaver increased rapidly in the early 1600's, when fashionable European men began to wear felt hats made from beaver fur. Such furs as fox, marten, mink, and otter also were traded.

      ***My opinion***

      Ok I am not a vegetarian, but I almost everytime order a vegetarian meal in a pub or restaurant, and only on the odd occasion will order steak or chicken.
      I am also not a hypocrite. I wear leather belts and have leather seats in my car. But this is about wearing fur not leather products.

      ***Fur Facts***

      *Each year, more than 40 million animals are killed for their fur.
      *Fur-bearing animals include foxes, minks, rabbits, beavers and raccoons.
      *To kill animals without damaging their fur, trappers will strangle, beat, or stomp them to death. Animals on fur farms are gassed, poisoned, electrocuted, or have their necks snapped.
      *Ranch-raised animals live in cages about 2 feet square, with up to four animals per cage.
      *There is no federal law that regulates the killing of animals raised for fur.
      *It can take up to 40 animals to make one fur coat.

      I don't know about you but I had a lump in my throat when it says about how they are killed.

      ***Celebrities who wear fur***

      *Naomi Campbell
      *Katie Price
      *Nicole Riche
      *Paris Hilton
      *Jenifer Lopez
      *EVE
      *Eva Longoria
      *Mary J Blige
      *Sienna Miller
      *P Diddy
      *Kayne West
      *Goldie Hawn
      *Jessica Simpson
      *The Olsen Twins
      *Kelly Rowland
      *Beyonce
      *Kate Moss
      *Lindsay Lohan and loads more

      And some of the above have been known to support PETA and yet they then wear fur? Im confused.

      Naomi Campbell famously posed naked for a anti fur campaign saying 'I'd rather be naked than wear fur', yet she was seen wearing fur on the catwalk. Paris Hilton is a fan of animals and Peta, yet is pictured wearing a fur shrug. Katie Price (I do not like this women at all, see other review!), looks an idiot wearing a beaver ring around her head and raccoon boots. What does she think she is doing? She is not keeping warm, just exposing her vile personality to all that will snap a picture and put her in the papers...again!

      Celebrities are supposed to be role models for young people. It is their responsilbility to be good examples to others and not show them this.
      They only wear it to blow their egos even bigger than they are already or to show others how rich they are. We know you are rich and sucessful. We can't escape that fact. But do you really realise what you are wearing?

      Sophie Ellis Bexter posed with a foxes carcus in her hand for Peta, saying, 'Heres the rest of your fur coat'. I thought this was really sucessful as it made me realsie what is left over after the fashion accesorie has been made.
      Essentially, you are walking around in the skin of a dead animal, that didn't have a happy life, nor did it die in a humain way.

      If you are still not convinced, check out Peta's website, www.peta.org.uk. They show videos on how the animals are slaughtered and also some more celbrities that are campaigners against fur wearing. Twiggy has asked 'Would you wear your dog?'. Well it is fur but would you find that acceptable to walk around with your family poodle over your shoulder? I certainly wouldn't.

      They also give loads of information on the latest 'Save the Seals' campaign.
      According to Peta, 'each year, the Canadian government allows sealers to beat and skin hundreds of thousands of seals. Baby seals, many of whom are only weeks old, have their skulls smashed in or are shot for their fur. Many of these gentle animals may not even have eaten their first solid meals or taken their first swim before they are slaughtered'.

      ***Conclusion***
      I wouldn't wear fur. Nor would I wear fake fur. It is still simulated fur and still is the same texture and overall the same effect as real fur.
      I think its over priced and ugly. And to see people drowned in an animal just to inflate their egos is not only disgusting but makes them look stupid.

      Originally fur has been used for trade and for Eskimos to keep warm. The Eskimos used every last bit of the animals. Nothing was wasted and they used it for survival.
      Katie Price is not an Eskimo. She is an idiot. Naomi Campbell is not an Eskimo. She is also an idiot.

      Wake up and get with it. Fur is for animals. You have your own skin.

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        17.01.2010 13:58

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        Personally I would never ever wear fur as i've seen the horrific cruelty that the fur trade involves, and i think the main problem is that most people simply aren't aware of this. I mean, usually the animal is skinned alive whilst its squirming in agony as people rip its skin off...something that I don't feel comfortable being the cause of. For more information go to www.peta.org/feat/chineseFurFarms/index.asp I could hardly bare to watch this video, and if you are in support of wearing fur i think that you should watch this and see if your opinion changes.

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        15.01.2010 12:07
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        The brutality and filth of wearing fur

        I am an animal lover and albeit I eat meat I will only eat farm assured outdoor reared meat from trusted supermarkets such as waitrose and local farm shops, so animal welfare is high on my list of priorities in life and hence the debate of to wear or not to wear fur is definately to not wear, ever.

        I have researched the industry of the fur trade and each and everytime I do and furthur look into it I am appauled, disgusted and sickened by the brutal and unnesscessary torture that it brings.
        If any human being in their right mind, and had any emotion of mental quality about them wore fur then they would only obviously not know its true brutality of how it got from the animal to being on its back. Ones that do have this knowledge and yet still wear it are beyond recognition for me and disgust me.

        It is seen as a wealth statement to line your skin with fur clothing and sheeting and yet I have never been able to understand how animals that are kept in tight rusty filthy cages, in blood and feaces stained factories with disease and and workers dripping in dirt can at all in any shape or form concieve to wealthiness, as this is simply squalor. It is filth.

        There are no guidelines when it comes to how and where which piece of fur comes from and hence when purchasers of fur go to the factories where all the cleaned and formed pieces are sold they have no actual idea of where the animal came from, how it died, and what history it had, as they are all grouped together hence the deeper disgust of this industry.

        Animals which are used for the fur trade are generally kept in brutal conditions and suffer great and intense physical suffering and mental conditions. Their death is something that can only possibly be carried out by a barbarian through electrocution, beating, and the most despicable of them all being skinned alive which is a common practice in china for cats and dogs to be sold in america and europe.

        When you see an animal and you picture what is done could you yourself smash it over the head, slice its back legs of the skin, hang it up and then rip its skin off to the end of the nose? If you can then you can most probably entertain the thought of wearing fur, I for one however cannot, and the fur trade as a whole is one that should be and should have been abolished centuries ago. An evil atrocity.

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        20.02.2009 01:58

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        Absolutely, I have a fur coat now. It was my Grandmothers and it was passed down to me. It's is THE warmest coat I've EVER worn! There is nothing wrong with fur in my opinion.If you don't wear fur, you shouldn't wear leather or any other by product either. This includes leather seats in your car and leather furniture! Are you fur haters equal opportunity haters???

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        01.02.2009 18:52
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        Not nice

        Would I wear fur? I have never honestly come across real animal fur clothing. If I did i'm pretty sure that I would not feel comfortable wearing it. After all.. I would never want to wear another humans skin! Err...

        Maybe slightly hypocritical of me to join in this topic as I am an occasional meat eater. It however would never enter my head to wear the fur of an animal. This just makes me feel sick thinking about it. There are imitatitions of fur these days that could be worn instead of actual fur. This would decrease the level of endangered species being killed unnessasarily. However, It could be argued that these imitations of fur actually promote the use of fur for clothing. I for one, would not be able to tell the difference between a person wearing fake fur against a person wearing real animals fur.

        I know that I would never ever wear an animals fur. It is disgusting. However, it is not possible to prevent everyone from wearing it as people have different opinions.

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          26.10.2008 05:12
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          How can we stand back and accept this?

          It is not a question of would you ever wear fur, but how could you ever wear fur?

          We look at the old movies, magazines and celebirties, and there is no denying, it looks extremely glamorous, and just so beautiful. It obviously shouts "look at me, I have money, I'm expensive!"

          But we have to stop and consider the real cost of it. And with this I do not mean the cost you pay in an expensive Bond street shop, but the price of sacrifice. Millions of animals are killed every year to satisfy the needs of the fur trade. Undercover investigations have provided us with countless video records on the interner to show the inhumane way inwhuch these animals are held captive and killed. Shocking vidoes even snhow animals being skinned alive.

          Even if the trad in fur can not be stopped, any animal slaughtered for this purpose at the very least deserves the right to be held in humane conditions, and slaughtered in a humane way, but unless we as humans stand up, and campaigm and fight on their behalf, our animal friends will continue to suffer.

          And unless we as humans fight to put an end to this, we are all guilty of this cruelty!

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          20.10.2008 11:43
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          It will take a long time to change peoples minds about animal products and by-products.

          I want to start this by saying yes i would wear fur and heres why:



          ~First considerations~

          I think to really start thinking about this topic you should first ask yourself if you are

          a meat eater
          a vegetarian
          a vegan

          If you are a meat eater this puts you at a slight disadvantage here because using direct animal products like meat is killing the animal for the meat. Just like wearing fur is killing the animal for the fur.
          Vegetarians also use animal by-products like milk, eggs, they may wear leather,eat honey, use feather pillows and lets face it most hippies have dream catchers with bloody great big feathers hanging off them ;)
          Vegans stand in the best possible place, they do not eat meat and they do not use animal by-products therefore if a vegan doesn't want to wear fur and wants to get on their soap box about it then I respect them and admire them for it.

          ~The social stigma~
          Fur has become such a contraversial subject over the latter half of the last century with animal rights activists causing a right royal fuss about it but we must remember that these people are extremely morally sound (in their minds) and their morals will undoubtedly encompass all kinds of issues to do with animals not JUST fur.
          It has become completely socially acceptable now and I would even say fashionable to be against fur but forget that you much on burgers from macdonalds every week and mince around in your new leather boots and handbag and super chic woolen coat.

          ~My thoughts~
          On this issue I truly believe you can only start to really make a moral point on it if the rest of your lifestyle also fits in. It does not matter what kind of animal goes into making a fur coat, it matters simply that it is an animal and I believe that all animals are equal (just like all people).
          I don't think it is fair to say that chinchillas are cute so you shouldn't make a fur coat from them but cows are ugly so lets eat them for tea. It's like saying an Elija Wood skin coat is wrong but eating Jo Brand for dinner is fine. And thats just messed up (plus i love jo Brand)

          ~And finally~
          I think people should wear whatever the hell they want, i happened to own the most gorgeous rabbit fur coat passed down from my mum for many a year but was afraid to go out in it just incase i got mobbed...now i feel differently and wish I still owned it! Point is, wear what you want and get off your soapbox unless you have flawless morals.
          Oh and also, before anyone starts to moan about animals being skinned for coats etc etc animal cruelty blah de blah I want to ask them firstly isn't human cruelty more important? and ask them if they feel so strongly to then firstly put all those efforts into helping humanity as there are so many people around the world suffering surely we should care for them first before we start nit-picking about a little fur coat here and there?

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            15.10.2008 21:35
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            there's nothing wrong with liking the look of fur but you don't have to

            This is a hard one for me, as a real fan of 50s glamour and pin up style. And an animal lover!

            I DO like the way a fur coat looks on with red lips and a string of pearls. But i really think i like the look of FAUX fur a lot more. If I see a fur coat like the one in this picture, with a ribbed effect or other details which suggest 'animal' i am totally turned off. Real fur has a greasy sheen to it that makes me feel sick because I instantly think of the animals that died for it.

            I know many people find even faux fur offensive because it suggests that fur is desirable.

            I can see this point but I think it's important that there is such a wide choice of faux fur clothing, especially as (one would hope) newer fashions are more likely to be made from faux fur and thus be more desirable to consumers. It shows people that faux fur isn't 2nd best - it's better.

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              30.08.2008 21:16
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              A completely unneeded industry.

              The short answer to this question is no. As for the why, well here goes..

              Firstly, it's plain cruel.

              Secondly, it's completely unnecessary.

              Thirdly, there is nothing attractive about wearing fur. When I see people wearing fur, I do not think 'trendsetter', or 'luxurious... I think 'murder' and wonder how they have justified supporting such a disgusting practice.

              Lastly, humans, as a global species seem to think everything on this planet is up for the taking. Resources are abused, animals are killed, not only for fur, but for meat production and animal testing, habitats are destroyed, and we never stop to consider the possibility that we're meant to coexist with other species. What gives us the right to kill them, eat them, wear them and destroy their homes? Some say it's our intelligence. If our intelligence is the only separating factor, we have a lot of thinking to do about our actions.

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                25.11.2007 22:21
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                Now fur is one of these extremely controversial topics because of course so many people wear fur and think because it is expensive, that it must look good and they must be seen as the best of everybody purely because they have a fur coat. Right? Well no it is completely wrong and I cannot think of one good reason that you would wear fur. I am very argumentative on this subject so here I will tell you why I think it is disgusting that people do wear fur.

                I am one of those people that just love animals and I have always grown up to respect them and to love them. When I was younger we always had pets and now I have my own house I still have some pets and do you know what? I don't think I could live without a pet. Fur coats or whatever clothing usually comes from animals such as mink or foxes and when you see them I can't help but think about death.

                You see when I am sitting there looking at an animal be it on the zoo, or on the TV or even looking at my own pet, I cannot believe that anybody would ever want to actually wear fur.

                Now everybody knows that the way they get fur is barbaric and I just sit there and think why would you want to get a dead animal, strip it of its fur and then make it into something you can wear? Animals have their own rights and it is horrible to think how many animals are used to fund the fur industry. If you think about a coat for example that was made out of fox fur, can you imagine how many poor animals have been used to make that.

                Plus I don't think fur even looks nice on people. It belongs with an animal and not on a humans back. When I see a fur coat I just feel a sense of disrespect for the person wearing it and I can understand why so many protesters decide that the best thing to do is to shout vile names or to throw paint on it to ruin it. It just seems like such a barbaric thing to do to wear it.

                So fur what are the benefits? Well there is the warmth. If you think about it, one of the reasons that many animals survive in the wild is because they have their fur to keep them warm so anything made out of fur will be warm. Plus fur does feel nice and nobody can deny that. When you stroke an animal they do feel nice. I sit there and always tell my cat how soft he is.

                Apart from the above, that is it for the benefits and even I can see why the above would appeal to be nice. The fact is though that you can get the same warm and soft feeling from most clothes that are available in stores. Materials now are so good that they can make clothes just like fur anyway so why would you need the real thing? It just doesn't make sense to me.

                The disadvantages of wearing fur are that it is barbaric, you are killing another living thing for glamour, the amount of animals that died for the sake of clothes and that you are wearing just basically - death!

                Fur looks disgusting because everybody knows it is dead animals and it is strange to see why people would wear dead animals so that they think they look good, even though they don't and it should be obvious to all those who do wear fur how horrible it is and how judged they become because of it.

                You could be sitting here saying well I'm sure you eat meat and that is just the same thing. Well know it isn't really. Personally I don't eat much meat purely because I don't like it and I can't even cook meat because it looks like a dead animal and I become ill from just looking at it. Eating meat though is shown throughout the whole animal kingdom. I mean tigers, lions, otters, birds and hundreds of more animals are carnivorous and they eat other animal's meat to survive. In the same sort of way humans do get a lot of goodness from meat so I can understand why people eat it although I try not to.

                Fur though is another matter. Why do you even wear fur? To make yourself try and look good. Well to me that is not a good enough reason and I think it is disgusting to kill just for a bit of glamour.

                I could go on moaning about people who wear fur but there would be no point as I think the point has already come across that I would never wear it and I do judge those who do wear it.

                Thanks for reading.

                xxx

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                  21.11.2007 19:00
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                  Fur's for animals, not for humans

                  This may just be my opinion, but I believe that fur is for animals, so it should stay on animals. Same as, skin and thumbs for humans, they should be just for humans. The popularity of fur is sickenly high nowadays, Celebrity "Icons" sporting the look turn impressionable young people towards the fashion trend.
                  You can get Mink, cat, dog, racoon, fox, rabbit, seal, snake and even crocodile! These are just some I've heard of in the UK, god knows how many more you can get in other parts of the world. There is also leather, from cows which is very popular in shoes. Many schoolchildren have leather shoes, but cows are not slaughtered in as unhumane conditions.

                  There are 2 main ways they trap animals to be killed:

                  1. The Leghold Trap - An innocent animal walks over or near 1 of these, the metal teeth then clamp hard on their lag ripping the flesh. Animals dont die instantly from this, so some lie there for hours in agony, growing weaker. Some even chew limbs off trying to escape! Thankfully, it has been banned in 88 countries, but many still use them. If when the hunter returns to the trap, and the animal is still alive, they will kill it. Either by clubbing or suffocation, they don't shoot it as it may damage the fur...
                  Personally, I found ready about this just revolting. Why would someone do this as a living? What kind of people get kicks out of doing this to animals? What if a human accidentally stumbled across one of these traps? I bet then, there would be a huge commotion about it, but when around 10 million animals are killed like this every year, most people choose to turn a blind eye.

                  2. Conibear Traps - This is known as an "instant-kill" trap, it's basically a wire spring that breaks the animals neck. But, if the wrong animal or sized animal got stuck in the trap, it would beleft to suffer for a long time. Some get their hips or legs stuck in these traps, their bones being crushed, then having to lie there in agony until they eventually die. After research, studies showed that it took up to 3 minutes to kill 90% of the animals. In another study, a racoon was recorded screaming for 1 minute after the trap had shut, (I never even realised racoons could scream!)

                  There are also "Fur-farms", these are special farms which house animals in tiny cramped conditions, food is left on top of their cages to drop through. Some animals start behaving oddly, cannibalism, self-mutilation and pacing up and down, these are all common in fur-farms. On a large fur-farm, there can be between 5,000- 10,000 breeding females. In some cases, when babies are born, around 1 in 5 of them will be eaten by the others.

                  There are just so many alternatives to fur available, there really is no circumstances where saying as an excuse, "It's warmer than everything else" is acceptable. You could even wear faux fur! Looks just as realistic, about half the price and no innocent animals have died at its expense! But, it is getting increasingly hard now to find actual faux fur, most of the market stalls which claim to sel "faux-fur scarves and coats", most times are actually cheap, real fur.

                  I've never worn or brought fur in my life, but I've always remembered a day when I was in Year 5 at school. It was show and tell, and this girl stood proudly at the front of the class. She pulled out this greyish thick scarf from her bag and draped it around her neck. She spoke for ages about it, telling us how it was her Grandma's, how it was killed and even where the poor little rabbit had come from! Family heirloom apparently... She spoke the whole time with such proudness. And all I remeber thinking, was how could you be proud? How could you be happy that a innocent rabbit had been tortured, murdered, skinned and who's rabbit family had been left behind?! Also, I just kept thinking about Peter Rabbit, from one of my favourite childhood books, Beatrix Potter (I think thats spelt right!)

                  More than 50 million animals are slaughtered every year for the fur industry, 250,000 of these are chinchillas. Is a fashionable warm coat really worth this?

                  There are many interesting Anti-fur sites on the internet, and there's regulary information about it on the TV and in the Papers.
                  I found some rather.. disturning and slightly insulting quotes on the internet which basicallysum up the barbarity and sickness of the Fur Industry.

                  If mink have access to swimming water, then they would get wet and probably get cold and die.
                  Robert Morgan, Chief Executive, British Fur Trade Association, Observer 1 June 1997
                  Morgan has obviously forgotten that mink are semi-aquatic animals who spend 60% of their active time in water and gain most of their food from aquatic sources (fish and water birds).

                  I assure you they're very tasty.
                  UK mink farmer Mike Cobbledick, Telegraph, 5 September 1998
                  No he doesn't eat mink, he's talking about the mixture of fish, slaughterhouse waste and cereal that is slopped on the mink's cage as 'food'.


                  Fashion students from fur design centre in Denmark, quoted on a tour of a fur farm:
                  Oh, look at the mother trying to hide her babies from us, saying, No, don't kill my babies for a fur coat, don't take my babies, one said, providing a high-pitched, anthromorphicised voice for the mink. It was more juvenile than insulting, and they quickly lost interest and wandered off to another part of the farm.
                  Fur Age, October 1998


                  So, if you're one of those people who wear fur, just think. That mink or whatever coat you wear so proudly, think of the suffereing it went through, the pain, the torture. Is it really worth it?

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                    12.11.2007 18:29
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                    Not for me.

                    I don’t think I’m going to make many friends with this review, to be honest, but I’m going to write it anyway. You see, for a vegetarian I think I’ve got pretty unusual views on some things, wearing fur is probably one of them. Personally, I don’t see wearing fur as the problem – yes, it’s a catalyst for more people to see fur, like it and want to buy it, but not wearing fur that you already own once animals have died for it would be pointless. Worse than pointless, it really would mean that they’d have died for nothing. No, in my opinion it’s not wearing fur that’s the problem, it’s buying it in the first place. But it goes deeper than that; it’s the designers who use it in their clothes that are causing the problem, fuelling the desire for fur, especially when there are so many good imitation furs around nowadays.

                    Of course, it could also be argued that imitation furs are all part of the problem – nowadays they really are so hard to tell apart from real fur that some unscrupulous characters have been smuggling dog fur into the UK, calling it faux fur. This was something I saw a while ago on Watchdog. Even if you do buy genuine faux fur to wear, isn’t that also fuelling the trend for fur? People who see your faux fur don’t usually know if it’s real or not, so it may very well have the same effect as real fur – you see it, you want it.

                    I struggle a lot with the morality of wearing fur. In some ways it’s no worse than wearing leather, suede or sheepskin – they’re all the skin of an animal, an animal has had to die for you to wear their skin. As a vegetarian I still wear leather shoes, mainly because plastic shoes or shoes made from fabric are not only more expensive, but also less durable (fabric) or don’t allow you’re feet to breathe (plastic). So, then, it would be hypocritical of me to criticize somebody for wearing fur, essentially the skin of an animal, when I’m doing exactly the same thing on my own feet.

                    However, if you look at the flipside of the same coin, the leather from the cow that died to make my shoes was a by-product of the meat industry. The cow died to feed people and animals, primarily, the leather was a side effect, if you like. Morally, surely, this is better than the chinchillas’ that are killed purely and simply to make somebody an exquisitely cut fur bolero, the rest of the body discarded as waste?

                    I also wonder if the outcry against the fur trade would be as strenuous if the animals involved weren’t mainly small, cute and fluffy. As I mentioned earlier we use sheep and cow skins far more than we do fur in this Country, but you don’t hear the same outcry against wearing leather. Is it because cows aren’t cute and cuddly? Or is there some other reason I’m missing that makes it more acceptable to wear the skin of one animal than another? I honestly don’t know the answer to this one.

                    On the other hand, there are countries where it’s so damn cold that wearing fur is a normal part of every day life, how can you criticize people for that? If you were in Russia being frozen half to death on the back of a Troika would you turn down a fur throw to keep you warm? I doubt I would.

                    I could go on and on about this subject, but I still don’t think I’d ever come to a real conclusion, I just don’t know. Who am I to say if wearing fur is right or wrong, if some animals’ skins are worth more, morally, than others, or if anybody else should wear fur for that matter. It’s a huge argument and could go on for a very long time. What I do know, though, is that personally I couldn’t wear fur with an easy conscience.

                    So, my answer will have to be No, other than in extremely unexpected instances I don’t think I would ever wear fur.

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                      11.06.2007 17:15
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                      Fur is no different than fish and chips

                      I guess this is sort of a funny topic for me as I am one of the people who suffer from Congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Basically I am the hairiest person around. As a child I was called Captain Cave Man or monkey boy. I honestly have what could be called a pelt my back is covered with a grove of thick long hair. people mock me at the beach, some women even retch when they see me. If I would have lived in the wild west had I not been killed by cowboys who mistook me for a Sasquatch I would have baffled the Indians who would have had no idea how to scalp me. I wish I could just make a trite joke about this and say, "Would I ever wear fur? Only my white fox fur until labour Day"
                      I wish I was rich so I could answer that question. I can not afford fur, hardly can afford denim since it is so hard for me to hold a job. I can not work with the public since they often get so grossed out and my only trade I know is that I am a damn good welder-fabricator but I always catch on fire and no one wants to risk me around fire or machines, i got tangled up in a dough press at a restaurant one time. I am good with dealing with animals and dogs and cats seem to trust me more but there is no money in that. I would love to have a long trench coat made out of dalmations or a purple fluffy coat. I would wear lots of jewelry with it. I do not know if this is an animal cruelty issue or not. Why should anyone who eats any meat or wears leather shoes or has leather couches or interior in their car, why should they have a right to judge how animals are used. I know it is possible to live a healthier life, perhaps even healthier by consuming no animal products. I watch animals kill each other on Tv every day, should they be found guilty or abuse?
                      I do not know what I think of fur. There are far better ways to abuse animals, take my friend Helmut, he loves the feathered warriors, the gamecocks. He was once humiliated by a chicken in a big wooden box who would play tic tac toe with you for a quarter at the county fair. He was beaten by this chicken three times in a row and even though he was only 9 years old he had a girlfriend then and she told him she could not be with a boy who was dumber than a chicken and left him. She got hot later and was on the TV news but then some pretty wild lesbo sex tapes from her soprority days got her fired. But then Helmut worked at KFC in his teens and became completely apathetic to the humanity of chickens and now he just got busted for raising game cocks. Is it really abuse?
                      I wish I had furs. I mean beyond my own grizzly pelt. Not any old rabbit but mink. I would feel so sexy.
                      okk so here is my resolution. It is only right to wear the fur of animals that would eff you up if they had the chance. Essentially I am content to say, ok, you have declared war on humans so this is what you get, your fur taken as trophy to clad our warriors and lithe models. So it is ok, by my reckoning to use Grizzly bear, Polar Bear, Puma, Mountain Lion, Lions, Tigers, Saber tooth tigers if they get brought back by mad scientists, and of course bats. It is not okay to use rabbit, fox, mink, sable, cat or ground hogs. I think this is fair, if some animal has it in him to try to tear your head off and feed you to his babies he has no grounds to complain what we do to him. So I am like bring it on if you want some of this biped. Come on squirrels and chipmunks if you think you want to take it to the next level.

                      I am so drunk

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                        05.10.2006 23:16

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                        I have been wearing furs for years and It is my rite to wear what I wan't when I wan't ,this is a free country If I choose to wear fur so be it .Nobody has the rite to tell me I can't wear fur If I choose to wear fur Iam going to.!fur excites me makes me feel powerful and sexy.I own 4 fur coats and nobody can take them away.

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                        03.10.2006 18:34
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                        Most people I know will alredy have an idea of what I've written.....

                        To answet the question "Would You Ever Wear Fur?" I would say NO! This is because I think really strongly about animal rights. Another reason is the enourmous rise in endangered species in animals. One example of this is the Bengal Tiger. There are very few of these beautiful animals left on the world. Have you ever seen a Bengal Tiger at the zoo? There will normally be hardly any of them. Sometimes there won't even be any. This is because many Bengal Tigers are hunted for their fur. The people who wear these are normally stick figures and when the put the fur on they look even worse!
                        Many other animals are endangered because they are hunted for their fur. Some of these are:
                        Snow Leopard (TOP PRIORITY)
                        Tiger (TOP PRIORITY)
                        Giant Panda (TOP PRORITY)
                        Lion
                        Fox (not really endagered, but still hunted)
                        I hope you have found this review informative. I also hope it will affect you if you have even thought about buying (or selling) fur!
                        My review is not complete, I know! I'm still doing a bit more research. My knowledge is not as vast as it may seem (just kidding).

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