Is it OK for people to wear Fur or is it wrong?
What's the reason you object or approve of people wearing fur
I think its depend on cleaning.... using Fur is an ancient way to survive in the cold weather and a best way...
With all the alternative materials that are available in today's world, I don't see the need for it anymore.
No doubt it gives a lot of warmth. But when you really think where it comes from, you give it a second thought. Atleast I do. So it's actually an individual's choice to wear it or find an alternate option.
As a species, we human beings have climbed the ladder of survival with such a cleverness, that we have left all other species in the dust. We have created for ourselves an industrialized world where we can now mimic nature in many of our products, precisely so that we don't have to apply unnecessary abuse on our natural resources. Hence, today we are able to create exotic looking furs that look and feel almost real, not to mention faux fur is much cheaper than the real thing. So then, why on earth do we insist in stripping a poor fox from its own God-given fur? In my opinion it is a pride thing (look at what I'm wearing) or greed ( I can just imagine how much dough I'm going to make with this thing). This is beyond my comprehension, and I feel it is a total lack of appreciation for nature, especially when we consider all the animals that are now on the endangered species list.
Was the animal eaten or was it killed just for it's fur? Did the person buy the fur or was it a donation?
I don't understand people in the USA buying an animal's fur when there are so many other options. However if someone here got it at a goodwill or as a donation to help them stay warm, then I see nothing wrong with it since there is a need. Ideally I think ALL animals that are hunted for food should have their hides/fur used also. If we are going to kill an animal we should use as much of it as possible. I just am against killing just for fur. Personally I will NEVER own fur unless there is some form of apocalypse and I no longer have access to stores and other forms of warmth.
I disagree that people should wear animal fur. If people and celebrities wear real animal fur , this will induce hunters and poachers to kill wildlife and domestic animals to earn more money. Animals should run free.
I should probably preface my answer by saying I'm vegan, and I'm against using animals for food, fashion, or testing. I kind of figure if I wouldn't want to eat, wear, or have product testing done on my dog, I don't want it done on any other animal.
Having said that, there are places in the world where people hunt, kill, and use an entire animal for food and warmth. I'm not against people using the skin or fur of an animal for clothing, if it's part of their native culture.
In most of the developed world, however, there is no reason to kill animals to wear their fur as fashion. It's a disgusting display of excess to kill animals simply because someone wants to wear them. Would you kill your dog and wear his fur? Unless you're a psychopath, the answer is probably no. Why would you wear the fur of some other helpless animal? Because it's prettier dead than it was alive? It's disgusting, and wrong. There's no reason for it, when there are other, more humane options.
Are animal furs beautiful? Yes.
Do they keep you warm? Yes.
Should you wear them? Absolutely not!!!
Majority of the time, the animals are beaten to death just for its fur. Lets face it no one would ever use a old animal fur they just found, after it has been deteriorating. The process of a fur is downright sad, not only is it sad many animals are becoming extinct because of this. There are many alternatives today to furs and much cheaper at that. Faux fur comes in so many styles and animal prints. For those of you who have a bright sense of style, you can also buy white faux furs and dye them to the color you prefer.
It's totally upto the individual... Some people buy expensive furs as a status, others just plain buy regardless of money or opinions because they can afford it maybe a gift for another half. Others have furs that are family air looms that's been passed down..
Me personally have never worn 1 so don't know how it feels to wear....
But have bought fake fur accessories for something big & cudderly. No idea if the real thing feels the same.
I think they'd be less 'hype' if I dunno for instance there was a brand/designer that was well known for making furs from animals that had died from natural causes...
It does get on my nerves when you see people showing off in the spot light with an expensive mink etc. I can't understand the logic behind it are they showing it off because of how it makes them look or just because they have 1 with the price tag attached to it. (sorry don't know any other furs just off the top of my head.) But that is totally different than eating an animal to survive and skin it to keep warm. Which is part of survival history. Brilliant question be reeeally interesting to read how strongly others feel about the topic. - HazieB
Is it wrong for someone to wear something for status? Maybe, but is it any more wrong than wearing something simply because you like it? Those are just different variants of vanity and being that very few people wear clothing only for practicality and functionality, we are almost all guilty of it.
Is it wrong due to the environmental impact? Again, maybe, but then what is the environmental impact of your cotton shirt or your polyester jacket? All clothing has some sort of impact.
Ask the question a different way. Would you rather live downstream of a family who sustainably harvests furs from animals and handcrafts clothing from them, or an industrial textile factory?
In my opinion there is really only one true environmental problem. That problem being that we are far too disconnected from the impacts of our decisions. People react strongly to furs because the connection to the impact on life is clear and obvious. Most people, on the other hand, don't hang out on rivers near the discharge pipe of a textile plant. If they did, the foul stench of chemicals and dead fish might make them feel equally objectionable to whatever they are wearing as they are to furs.
So to me, it doesn't really make sense to object to furs. All clothing has a cost to life. The only difference is that most clothing puts that cost in the fine print, whereas a fur puts it right on the tag. An objection to furs, therefore, is essentially an objection to honesty, and that just doesn't make sense.
And as far as clothing goes, furs are an excellent item. They are natural, they offer excellent thermal and moisture performance, and they are durable so will be around for a long time. We and the world would be much better off if we all wore fur and actually had respect for where it came from as opposed to all of us having dressers full of factory-made clothes full of toxins and chemicals whose environmental impacts we are clueless to.
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