Why are people making such a big fuss about wearing fur to create a fashion statement? The truth is, it is a big fuss. It is really a big deal.
Animals have a natural right to life. They are of worth, and this is not merely for their use to humans. Animals are an essential and beautiful part of our world. it is essential that they are recognized as such. When the value of animals is firmly fixed in one’s mind there is no need to wear their fur to improve beauty.
To better understand what is involved in obtaining the fur that is on a pair of shoes, or a purse, or a coat, can better help you understand why real fur products are so horrific.
The cruel treatment of animals to obtain fur is shocking to anyone who takes time to investigate. Electric shocks are used that literally burn the inside of the animal. Animals can suffer in traps for days and will hurt themselves purposely to get themselves free. It is inhumane the way animals are exploited for our fashion-craze whims.
While non of us would ever wear our pets, oftentimes when we purchase clothing or shoes we are doing just that. Not only are more exoctic animals used for the fur industry, but there are reports that in China even cats and dogs are skinned for fur. Often times the labels on these items don’t identify the source of the materials used in the product. Other products use the umbrella label of “rabbit fur” to cover a wide-range of animal fur that isn’t truly rabbit fur.
Once you learn the shocking facts, don’t be afraid to share your concerns with store managers, other shoppers in your area, and even your community at large. Pass out educational information to enlighten family, friends, and co-workers. Take a stand and share your opinions with store representatives who sell fur. Make your voice heard.