Monday Moaning

I am LIVID!

I really am, when I read this I just about blew a valve!

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Ploys to make fur ‘respectable’ for the youth

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Barbie dolls wearing fur (picture from One Green Planet)

Only 58 % of 18 to 24-year-olds in a poll believed it WRONG to use fur!

I  found this dismal statistic when reading Lorraine Fisher’s article in the Mail Online – March 2014 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2582226/How-fur-industry-clawed-way-Lavishing-gifts-celebs-Targeting-children-classroom-The-cynical-ploys-making-fur-respectable-again.html#ixzz3Dr13WeP8).

Even more depressing, though, was realising how furriers and fashion designers are trying to lure young people into buying real fur produce. To do this, these manufacturers are moving away from the ‘luxurious, heavy’ look of fur and producing  a ‘lighter, colourful and fun’ product.  

In other words, not only are creatures being needlessly skinned for their fur but their fur is now being disguised through dye and shearing. THIS MAKES NO SENSE TO ME.

Source: Fur out of the Closet Read and see more

My source: GarryRoberts.com

Opinion:

I can understand using leather and pelts from animals killed for consumption. This is using the whole animal.

But to raise animals, or trap them just for their fur is wrong.

It’s an abomination to advertise furs in this way using ploys like Barbie; undoing years of work to stop the fur trade.

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9 responses to this post.

  1. The world never ceases to amaze me with their ignorance. I agree, if an animal must give up its life for food then every part of that animal should be used out of respect. After watching the documentary Earthlings I have vowed not to use any leather products. But what you brought to light is just wrong, no other words come to mind.

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  2. Hi. People who don’t express outrage are not paying attention – or choose not to care.

    Thanks for caring and sharing this information. The fur industry is one of the most abhorrent industries on this planet. Not only does it subject animals to prolonged suffering for a trivial fashion item but it has negative consequences for the environment 😛
    Best wishes, Emy

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    • <Emy, at first I didn't realise it was your blog that I reblogged from.

      Yes, information like this needs to be shared.

      I despise everything the fashion industry stands for, fashion, models, exacerbating the prolems woth anorexia, etc.

      Welcome to the blog, and thanks for stopping by.

      AV

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  3. The statistic comes from the Daily Mail so I think it’s wise to be skeptical of it. The Daily Mail gets quite a bit wrong.

    There’s no need to for fur and I think people are right to reject it.

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  4. Fur with NEVER be respectable in my mind! Never!

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