TheDarkManiac wrote:Nobody needs to wear the fur of another animal. People who wear fur disgust me.
I think fur farming should be ended.
It is entirely possible to make coats with realistic fake fur. It would be the same fashion.
The only reason I think most people want fur coats is to show off their wealth with unnecessary status symbols.
Raising animals for meat is acceptable if done the right way, but there is no justification to slaughter animals just so some old hag can flash her wealth by covering her body with lots of vile death.
Killing for fur is an abomination.
First of all, fur farming is necessary in a sense. Without it, a lot of people would be out of jobs. An entire industry would be destroyed and it would deal quite a blow to taxidermy. Not only that, but what should be done about the mink and foxes in captivity?
Animal rights activists will release these animals, what animals do get away either get hit by cars, starve, or suffer some other death.http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/A ... 216960.php
Here is one case where the mink were released and most of them were just picked up and put back because they didn't go anywhere.
Foxes and mink have been bred in captivity for so long, hundreds of years, that now they are to the point where they are totally dependent on us to survive. For foxes, the pet industry can only support so many of them. I don't even know how mink would do as pets.
In order for fur to be eradicated, it would have to be very, very slowly phased out.
Second, you can make the argument that meat is unnecessary as well. No one needs meat to survive. We slide down a slippery slope when we say that - no one needs eggs or milk. Eradicate the use of chicken and cattle! No one needs to drive motorcycles, they cause a lot of death, get rid of those. No one needs pets, why have them when some are abused? No one needs toys or candy, why not shut down all the factories that spit out pollution ever day? I'm being a little extreme here, but that's where that line of thinking leads, extreme regulation on every day life, eradicating everything that isn't needed.
You argue that meat is okay if done in a humane manner - what makes foxes and mink so much better? If they are treated humanely, and all their parts are used and not wasted including their meat, bones and other parts, why not?
I understand being uncomfortable with fur and not supporting fur farms. I understand seeing it as gaudy and over the top. I understand not wanting to wear a dead animal's hide. But to claim those who wear fur are disgusting, and old hags, and to say fur farming is abomination is somewhat extreme.