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Old 08-01-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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don't worry, I'm not going to lecture, but I think the argument is the fact that the animals are specifically killed for their fur and not for us to eat. I don't know if the cows that provide the leather for clothing and furniture are specifically "leather" cows, or if we eat them too. I bet you can google it Ani and find out for us!!
LOL!!! I have no clue . . . I have always assumed leather is sold as a byproduct from the beef industry.

Minks wouldn't be very good to eat . . . I wouldn't think. I believe they are in the rat family.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Errr, I actually love animals. I was raised on a farm and my Mom is married to a vet. You do not know me, so don't judge me. I've probably been involved in the rescue of at least 100 animals, and that's a low figure.

I don't believe I ever judged people who do not choose to wear fur?
There was no judging - like I said, it seems your desire to wear fur trumps your love for animals. Unless you know your furs were created from free range creatures who died naturally, or were humanely killed. (what an oxymoron! But I think it's possible.)

You have to accept how the fur got to you before you wear it, or just choose not to think about it.

Unless you see it another way?

My main objection wasn't to fur-wearing, it was to having my position dismissed as "PC", as if I hadn't thought about it fully, as if I was just jumping on some anti-fur bandwagon, without doing any soul-searching.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.


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