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    @LarryV - True. We also shear sheep for the wool but we don't fit them with a fashionable ensemble till it grows back. Bashing the seals is a bit much.
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    People should take a note from the American Indians of yesteryear, when they used every part of an animal, either for food, clothing, medicine, or simply decoration. If animals are raised for their nice hair, then they should also be eaten or at least fed to homeless animals in shelters, or air dropped into third world hell holes.

    On the flipside, if animals are raised for their meat, then their skins and fur should be used, even if it isn't in fashion.

    This has me all thinking of the movie "The Naked Gun 33 1/3" where Leslie Nielsen/Frank Drebin says at the Academy Awards, "Uh Raquel, so many go to bed hungry in this nation, yet cat food is full of tuna! I can't help but think each time I go to the zoo and see those porpoises, crammed into those tiny tanks, what a waste that is. Butcher half of them now! That's hundreds of pounds of dolphin meat that can be fed to our cats, freeing up that tuna for our nation's hungry. Uh, so many are cold, shivering in the night, so I say, take those cats, and skin them! Use their fur to keep hundreds warm!"
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    @Concerned_Cit why not, some folks eat cats too. just because it isn't done much in the USA . heck folks all over eat insects ,seen a shop in pismo beach ca that sells them.
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    The PETA religion, and make no mistake it is a religion, would have us all be vegetarians. Either you subscribe to their religion or they will force you to for your own good. Sound like any other religions today???
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    It's interesting that you mention them as a religion. Do you know that in ancient Egyptian Pet Ta means "Heaven and Earth"? Really.
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    If PETA forces us to be vegetarians, then we at the anti-cruelty tu plants society, ACTUP, will be very, very angry.
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    @Ryunkin Just got a photo sent to me taken of a sign outside of a Canadian restaurant: "Vegetarian" is an old indian word meaning 'unlucky hunter', lol.
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    Abel ate meat, Cain was a vegetarian. Gee, who'd a guessed. I thought all vegetarians were yoga instructors.
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    @BravoJuliet I hope you realize that we could be the next Abbott and Costello, Chico and Harpo Marx, Obama and Biden.
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    The only restrictions I would favor would be to ban fur imported from countries that do not treat the animals as humanely as possible. For instance, the Chinese practice of skinning raccoon dogs alive.
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    @cdman I guess you haven't figured out yet that I just ain't a nice person, but if you have a vicious sense of humor you may like some of posts.
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    There isn't any country that treat the animals humanely. To put it into perspective, they are raising animals to take the fur off of their backs, they are commodities to them, money. They don't see them or treat them as beings capable of feeling pain or suffering in any way shape or form. They simply don't care about that. The only reason these animals are alive is to skin them to make money, they are kept in terrible filthy conditions in cages all their lives, sometimes with their bones protruding from their bodies because they gnaw at themselves in their utter frustration, and then they are either anally electrocuted, or have their heads bashed on concrete or skinned alive. There is no humane way to use an animal for his or her skin.
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    @Brunley05 How true...isn't the human being a wonderful species! No care or concern about anything but money and greed. So long they aren't suffering or abused they don't give a shit.
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    People have been wearing furs for thousands of years, it's not going to go away because some group thinks it's inhumane to kill animals for fur. Everything in moderation, but a ban on all fur? Come on now, they can't be serious.
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    The fur activists (really have the no life at all or anything more important to worry about?) would like a ban on all fur, meat and leather I guess. Back to grass skirts (unless the grass feels pain when cut) and paper hats or something. I think they are all nuts looking for a cause or attention.
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    What about the folks that make a living providing fur, snake skins, gator hides and meat. The list goes on and on. If you happen not to agree with that life style, fine, just don't buy the stuff but don't force your personal preferences onto others. What's wrong with minding our own business for a change?
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    And lest we forget, PETA was recently caught up in some pretty shady shit too, having to do with animals and shelters.
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    Hahaha...love it!

    ~ "The luxury of political correctness may have gone down the drain with the financial crisis," said one lobbyist for the fur industry. " ~

    I say we can't get rid of PC fast enough...and yes I like leather and my wife likes fur, best stuff there is in these colder than average "Gore Bull Winters"!
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    The moment you stop caring about other living creatures, there's something seriously wrong going on . To force a creature to live in filthy and dangerous conditions, then to slaughter it and practically wear its carcass is a disgusting thought. Nothing about it makes you look glamorous or civilized, in fact, it's quite the opposite. You've brought yourself back down to Neanderthal levels. Only some isolated groups of people around the world actually NEED to wear fur to survive. Everyone living in the west needs to have some respect and compassion for animals, and get over the compulsion to kill other creatures to look 'stylish'.
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    you can tell that everyone here who is eating meat, especially the males, try to be funny here knowing their not. every fur and every piece of flesh you eat has been tortured, has suffered, has never been treated nicely, has never been loved, has been treated in most evil , inhume ways. And you think that's tasty ? Ain't that sick ! If you are so damn cool ... why don't you eat your Dog or Cat ? When we post Videos or Pictures you are the 1st who start whining about you don't want to see the cruelty ... so its not happening when you don't see it ? and you can still eat them ?`you eat personalities. I know it will take a long time until evolution takes part and humans (who by the way ALL lack empathy these days , ask yoursefl why !) will stop eating others. And to those who wear fur: you are ugly, you have no heart, you don't look good in animals skin and you're a stupid whore of this greedy society and lack personality. Karma will get your sad arse !
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    am so glad to see y'all having FUN supporting an industry that results in abyssmal conditions for any animal unfortunate enough to have fur, never feeling the ground under their feet if farmed, living in their own shit - only to be put thru excrutiating pain to be killed - IF they're "lucky" enough to be killed, that is. many animals - including cats and dogs - are SKINNED ALIVE [try for a minute, when you're not laughing, to IMAGINE that, why don'tcha?], not even having the "dignity" of having their throats slashed OR being anally electocuted so their suffering will FINALLY end...and can take quite some time to finally die, while piled on top of yet another dying animal - in ANGUI SH the entire time....all so yahoos like you can wear FUR! something that we NO LONGER NEED TO DO - as we're quite capable of manufacturing faux fur that is JUST as warm and JUST as "pretty" - and doesn't contribute to the EXTINCTION of a species in many cases! ALL the big cats are disappearing - because of OUR arrogance and vanity - you truly feel NOTHING for that at all?? THAT is scary, it truly is. i am not a vegan, tho kinda wish i could be - as factory-farming in the US has made food production AS HORRIBLE as what i just described. nor do i wear leather - cuz it is NOT a product of our food industry, as you might think [and indeed i thought, for a very long time]! i

    i wasn't gonna bother posting, but i was so disturbed by the completely cavalier attitude of you guys, i just couldn't be silent. not that i actually think i'm gonna change any of your minds - cuz it really seems as tho you just DON'T CARE about any species but your own - and that kind of ignorance is hard to fight...and that kind of ignorance is what is creating a planet DEVOID of wildlife, oceans dying and ultimately ourselves disappearing from what should have been our home if we only CARED FOR it. i'm hoping most of you are NOT of a younger generation, as they are the ONLY ONES that carry any HOPE for us. with changing attitudes and MUCH more respect for what we have been given on our world, as our natives used to be. i grieve for this planet, the species we were to SHARE it with, and even humanity - tho they are the least worthy...as proven here tonight =^,,^=
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    sherryjones, I too only joined this website to respond because of all the douchbags who thought this piece was funny. This world is lacking empathy, compassion and common sense. All they can think about is their next damn cellphone, to hell with what is really going on out there. The problems on this planet are all due to humans and their freaking greed! As I said "it's all bout me"! Thank you for your post, I'm with you!
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    @Wendy4animals - plowing thru my emails, found your reply! tried 2c if you were on f/b under this name, but no go! thanx for your support - i tell ya, it TRULY *SCARES* me, the world we live in these days w/so few people giving a damn about anything other than how they look, what they have, and me me me! luckily i ran into a really GOOD group of folks on f/b - we are animal warriors =^,,^=
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    Why should I accept the notion that it's sad? Farmed fur is natural, fabrics made from oil are not. Which causes more impact on the environment?
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    @Ryunkin That was a fair question so I looked it up, seems that synthetics have more allergic responses than cleaned and processed fur. Go figure, apparently it's NOT the fur itself (just hair you know) but the dander on the skin which is eradicated with the processing of fur for a nice warm coat. Good question though.
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    @Tralee Though I will be fair and say that cotton more destructive than polyesters and rayons, because so much oil/natural gas is used to fertilize, process, and ship it. Rayon processed from bamboo would be better than most, and is in fact, the material of choice for the sheets I sleep on. Much tougher, longer lasting than cotton.
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    @Tacitus01 I'll bet it's pretty 50/50 which uses more oil, tons of stuff is made from petroleum, look it up when you get a chance, the list is really long and full of things you would never have thought of! Cortisone, lipstick and aspirin just for starters, here's a list of at least 6,000 of them.
    http://whgbetc.com/petro-products.pdf
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    as long as they are humanly raised and (as humanly as you can) killed, how is fur different from leather or food?
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    There is a huge difference between food and clothing. Food is a basic necessity, fashion is not. Maybe not everyone could thrive on plant-based diet, but everyone can do pretty easily without fur. It's about human arrogance that makes them think it's ok to kill an animal for any other purpose than basic survival as other species do.
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    We will no longer need fur when Global Warming comes to Our Mother, The Earth. A win, win situation all around. (I don't want to be the one to tell Joe Namath, though)
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    Hate to tell you but I've really needed my furs the past few years - it's been pretty cold where I live in the winter, but then again, it IS winter, winter is cold.
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    To all the people voting NO, so you're OK with letting animals suffer the cruel fate they do on fur farms, in leg hold traps, being electrocuted anally or through their ears (ohh wouldn't want to damage that pelt) or skinned alive like they are in China JUST for your selfish adornment. We certainly don't need fur for warmth and if you like the look, there are great fakes out there.
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