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Just wondering how many of you own and wear fur. I used to think that fur was so luxurious and pretty... but now I own two chinchillas as pets.. and recently visited a pelting factory (for a leather class I was taking) and did NOT like what I saw.


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I don't own any fur, but I would wear it - I find it sort of contradictory to eat meat (given the state of slaughterhouses) and yet refuse to wear fur
but maybe that's just me

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Well.. people dont eat chinchillas really... maybe not even muskrats...

On the other hand, Leather is a by-product of the slaughterhouse.. when the cow is killed they use all of what is left over... whether it be with leather... or an ingredient in dog-food.

I just find is sad that thousands of very soft and cute chinchillas are used to make up lil' kim's fur closet.






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No, but to the slaughter we go.

 
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LOL strawberry.

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as we have had very similar TOPICS in th epast, i advise everyone to keep to their opinions in a discrete manner...

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I wish I could say that I did not own any fur, but I must admit the truth. Being a vegetarian it is completely hypocrytical of me and simply horrible, but I actually have a piece trimmed with fur in my closet. I found this beautiful red suit dress from the 1950s with black fur trim at a vintage clothing show. My sister, who is also a vegetarian made me promise at the time that I would only buy the piece if I later replaced the real fur with fake. Whether because of lazyness or a repressed love of fur I still have not made the change months later. I feel terrible about this whenever I think about it, and my sister still holds a grudge about it the issue. I do have to admit that I love the feeling and look of real fur and I really wish I didn't. Well, at least it's out now!

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I own fur but not alot

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I wear fur and it keeps me warm and happy

 
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I have a winter jacket lined in weasel/sheep fur... That's all.

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no fur here

I like the look sometimes, but faux furs can be really pretty as an alternative.
I do not like the look of a full mink coat(or whatever fur it may be). I just like wraps or stoles.

 
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No way would I kill an animal in the name of fashion. It just seems evil, the poor stupid furry woodland animal died just so you could feel pretty, plus it's rather icky- you're wearing something's skin. God knows what it rolled in when it was living.

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I'd wear Fur, but not much

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I want a pet chinchilla! They bathe in dust!

I don't and wouldn't wear fur. It's bad enough that I'm a leather-wearing (limited to shoes, bags, and belts) vegetarian. However, leather is practical for me. Fur is not. I consider it pretty decadent/wasteful, plus I think fur coats make men look like pimps and women look thick as linebackers. But if someone else wants to wear it, that's their own business, and I realize that my personal politics aren't going to lead to the dismantling of the fur industry anytime soon.

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