Or men, for that matter.
Every year since blogging I do a special post for my animal friends (as well as consistently promoting fashion with compassion).
My first memories of women wearing fur was my own dear mother. In the 1950s it was fashionable to wear foxes with their heads still attached and dangling. It was grotesque and made me very sad: no different than if you saw someone with a dead dog hanging around their necks. Shocking!
Cutting off their heads doesn’t make it less disgusting and repulsive. They’re still dead animals that suffered terribly and were killed as I have seen in videos.
My father was a hunter, so I connected cruelty with fur coats. I was raised in a carnivorous family. However, I refused to eat animals even as a little child and I abhorred fur coats long before I knew what the word abhor meant and long before I learned about the horrific conditions and suffering of these beautiful sentient beings.
You wouldn’t buy a fur coat made from dogs or cats, why wear fur from other animals?
If we like the look of fur, why not buy faux fur?
If we like the feel of real fur, why not adopt a dog or cat?
Compassion feels good!
Thrifted leopard print coat made with velvet: soft and stylish.
My mom stopped buying fur; my dad gave up hunting and eating meat when he was 55.
I know we love to see cute pictures of darling dogs and cuddly kittens, but this is the reality of the fur industry, that I wish people would watch before buying fur.
I inherited my mom’s fur coats and could have donated them to charity, but that keeps fur in fashion, so Jean suggested donating to an animal shelter for bedding. This way they were put to a good use to help the animals and it will keep fur off the racks where someone will buy it and keep promoting wearing fur.
I am an advocate for animals and promote cruelty-free fashion, that’s why my blog is fur-free and you see the little bunny on my sidebar. Please click it to read Jean’s informative article (not graphic).
Let’s go fur-free for 2018 and beyond, it’s time to stop the cruelty.
Choose compassion! Put the KIND in humankind.
Linkup: TURNING HEADS TUESDAY