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Old 12-19-2016, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Elmhurst
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Furry roaches sound cuter than the regular ones.

Then again, maybe not.

All old dames of a certain age in eras past had at least one. Mom has a hand-me down that way.

Nowadays we don't wear them. But they still look good on people of a certain cut. If it isn't fresh, it's just being used for what it is.

Maybe there are even ways to sustain-ably process/harvest...better to farm specimens for it than to kill the wild ones.
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Old 12-21-2016, 12:14 AM
 
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Go to the Met when the Kirov or Bolshoi are in town. You will see more dead Blacklamas, ermine, fox, chinchilla, and even tigers than you thought possible. (And the chubby Russian wives all dripping in emeralds and rubies.)
It seems a lot of Russians don't have trophy wives. Many not that old Russian woman are really fat and worn down looking. Like if they were married to an American man of that status, they'd be divorced.
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:37 AM
 
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I wear a tiny bit of fur (hood on a coat and a couple scarves) and don't see anything wrong with it. People wear leather coats. People eat steak. It's seriously not that big of a deal. It's toasty warm and when the temperature drops I really don't care what anyone thinks of it. I'm using it for function, not fashion.
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Old 12-21-2016, 12:00 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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This is also killing animals.

Somehow it doesn't seem as blatant to see leather jackets around (and they are more in fashion) although you're right, this is just as unethical.
Animals do occasionally die of natural causes lets not forget. Would it make any sense to waste perfectly good fir or leather because of how in "vogue" it looks?

I agree in general the exploitation of animals by big agriculture is out of control and causes lots of side problems though...
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Old 12-26-2016, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Animals do occasionally die of natural causes lets not forget. Would it make any sense to waste perfectly good fir or leather because of how in "vogue" it looks?

I agree in general the exploitation of animals by big agriculture is out of control and causes lots of side problems though...

But who wants to wear road kill to a Met opening?
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:59 AM
 
Location: LES & Brooklyn
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A post about furs.. Now this happens: Millions worth of fur coats stolen from Dennis Basso store on Upper East Side of Manhattan | abc7ny.com

Who stole them furs? Checking craigslist & eBay..
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Old 12-27-2016, 10:06 AM
 
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For all those self-righteous people who think fur is "unethical", go read up on what invasive nutria are doing to wetlands in Louisiana. Since the nutria must be killed, we have two choices: 1) leave the pelts to rot, or 2) use the pelts for fur, which simultaneously provides an additional source of income for poor rural people, which in turn encourages eradicating more harmful nutria. It sounds to me like buying and wearing a nutria fur coat is not just "ethical", but actually contributes to the common good.
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Old 12-27-2016, 10:13 AM
 
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For all those self-righteous people who think fur is "unethical", go read up on what invasive nutria are doing to wetlands in Louisiana. Since the nutria must be killed, we have two choices: 1) leave the pelts to rot, or 2) use the pelts for fur, which simultaneously provides an additional source of income for poor rural people, which in turn encourages eradicating more harmful nutria. It sounds to me like buying and wearing a nutria fur coat is not just "ethical", but actually contributes to the common good.
What does "invasive nutria" in Louisiana Wetlands have to do with furs in NYC? I had to google nutria and it seems to be some kind of rodent. Does GreenWhiteBlue think people in NYC are wearing rodent fur coats? Try to stay on topic please.
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:40 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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What does "invasive nutria" in Louisiana Wetlands have to do with furs in NYC? I had to google nutria and it seems to be some kind of rodent. Does GreenWhiteBlue think people in NYC are wearing rodent fur coats? Try to stay on topic please.
Two of the most desirable furs come from rodents, Beaver and Chinchilla. Nutria is apparently comparable to beaver fur.
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Two of the most desirable furs come from rodents, Beaver and Chinchilla. Nutria is apparently comparable to beaver fur.

What guy turns down a warm beaver?
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