Innocent animals squirm in cages. They have no choice. They’re entirely vulnerable. Their life will be a life of torture, of being skinned alive, being beaten, and forced to stay in cages, all for the purpose of pleasing people who want to wear fur.
I don't think it's right to wear any fur, but wearing the fur of domesticated animals seems worse. Also, some fur is intentionally mislabeled. Sometimes, it may be labeled as “faux fur” when it’s actually real fur, sometimes even dog and cat fur.
To make a fur coat, it doesn’t take just the life of one creature, but, depending on the style of the garment and type of fur, it can take between 6 and 400 animals. With all the fur coats that are made each year, the amount of animals killed for fur is beyond heart breaking.
The fur industry commonly interferes with the species’ “natural cycle.” An example of this is the harp seal, which migrates between November and March. During this cycle, large amounts of the harp seals are killed by the fur industry, which disrupts this migration cycle, harming the harp seals. Also, the animals are used to living in their habitats, not in tiny, cramped cages with a hose supplying their water.
Despite the monumental suffering in the fur industry it continues because of money. As long as there's a demand for fur there will be companies ever ready to meet the supply. Purchasing and wearing fur supports the mindless abuse, suffering and death of hundreds of thousands of innocent animals each year. How is this okay? How are the lives of these animals so meaningless? All life matters. Please think about the suffering the next time you consider buying a beautiful fur garment. I mean really t h i n k about it. Can you seriously separate all the horror associated with obtaining fur and simply wrap yourself up in it while ignoring, denying and dismissing what the animals went through just so you can wear their fur? Not so stunning and luxurious anymore now, is it?
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