- Sep 5, 2013
Also, what's wrong with wearing the fur/leather of an animal that has been killed to EAT?
In my opinion, the fur industry is cruel.
The concept of fur is similar to that of leather and meat, thus I can understand why it doesn't faze most people. What bothers me are the methods and conditions the animals are kept in.
Not to offend anyone, but first and foremost I find fur to be absolutely horrible looking and I always associate it with rich Russian "wifes" strolling through Vienna's inner city and a lifestyle that absolutely disgusts me (that consequently comprises fake fur, too).
That being said, if one is ok with eating animal products and wearing leather, then it's kind of weird to be totally against fur because of ethical reasons. I think some people believe it's chic to call themselves animal lovers and underline that with being against fur. I mean it's pretty easy to avoid and can be replaced by fake fur relatively authentically, while leather is almost everywhere and eating meat is hard to give up for most people.
A red line for me are skins of animals that are threatened to become extinct. I get that rarity might make something more attractive, but is it really necessary to contribute to the extinction of a rare species just to serve one's vanity?
It's 2017, why the fuck are we still using animals for any reason? Like it's just unnecessary, selfish and ignorant at this point now
I agree just the very thought that someone/something has to die for me hurts my heart
Do you eat carrots?
*grew up on humane animal farm*
Our herd would not even exist (each individual animal), would not have been bred, born, given safe pasture, and veterinary care for years, if they did not provide a value to my family and local community. It can be a symbiotic relationship. If you think a wild coyote has a better life than a domestic dog, you've never seen one--they skinny and covered in mange. (I'm tempted to dump my personal collection of coyote pictures.)
It may be [insert current year] but we still haven't managed find a way to create something from nothing. The animals eat each other, sometimes they even kill each other for sexual power and status. Animals like goats and pigs deforest naturally. Plants choke each other out. Forests have to be cut down to grow soy beans (a short stubby bush) for your tofu and vegan processed foods. Blah, blah Mufasa speech, circle of life.
If you are concerned with your environmental impact, be a conscious consumer, know exactly where your food (and clothing!!) comes from and what resources are required for production. I stopped drinking almond milk.
You're right. We should really all just go nude. Maybe fatties will eat less too bc they'll be self conscious. Less food = less waste. Win win winIt's 2017, why the fuck are we still using animals for any reason? Like it's just unnecessary, selfish and ignorant at this point now
We can totally live without breeding animals, that's a fact. There are a lot of arguments which say that our planet would profit from it, too. If they are entirely valid, I don't know, because the world is a complex place not made for easy solutions. But most of these arguments at least make some sense.