Wednesday, 10 February 2010
My views on fur.
So, a blog I was following (notice the 'was')had a new post of the blogger wearing a 'vintage' fur coat. Most of the comments were raving about how vintage is so different to modern fur, and how PETA are 'nutballs'. How very enlightened of them all! I feel like I get uber-agressive when defending animal rights... but I can't help it. It's what I believe in, and it is quite literally a matter of life or death for the animals of this world. They do not have a voice, which is why they are so exploited. Anyway, this is my comment on the mentioned post...
"I have to disagree with everyone slating PETA, they are not all nutballs...you can't lump lots of people altogether into one little pigeonhole.
I am vegan and very proud of it. ANY fur is wrong... would you wear your dead cats fur? Or your dogs? Vintage or not, a living creature was killed to make some coat that is never going to be as beautiful as it was when living. I hate that people praise vintage fur as if it's a different thing altogether. Humans have no right to wear a dead creatures fur. If anything it would be more morally justified to go out and skin some roadkill to make a coat... at least that poor animals death would have been accidental. This sounds gross huh? Yup, but that's what fur is.
If anybody really wants to 'celebrate' a dead animal, surely taxidermy would be more suitable... at least it doesn't involve the animals skin being cut off? I don't really agree with taxidermy, but I disagree with fur even more so.
Real fur, no matter how old/new it is, is grotesque. You can get perfectly good faux fur nowadays. I thought humans had evolved away from the caves and having to use every little bit of an animal that was killed. At least our very early ancestors had the excuse that they killed animals to survive. They didn't have the options we do now.
If you disagree with all of the above, that's fair enough. But surely anally electrocuting a defenseless animal has to be the biggest turn off? Just to get some tacky coat that looks the same as every other vintage loving woman's?"
* I decided to stop following the blog, as to be honest I know if it turns into some online debate it will just get to me and upset me. And luckily I don't need to deal with that. We are all entitled to our own opinion, though I do fear I may too get branded a 'nutball' for my views. I used to get very involved in debates/discussions online, but it used to get me feeing upset, just as it would were it in 'the real world' as opposed to online. So I gave up fighting for my opinion and decided one statement was enough to get my opinion across. At the end of the day, arguing is pointless.