1) Fur is no longer the most effective form of winter insulation. There are other, better products that are available, rendering fur obsolete.
2) The fur industry causes environmental damage through the use of factory farming techniques.
3) The fur industry is cruel and inhumane.
4) We have longstanding standards for animal cruelty that aren't being enforced with fur animals, and should be.
I also believe that we will eventually need to ban factory farming of meat animals for the same reasons, beyond the fact that it is simply impossible to raise safe, healthy meat animals when they are confined into tiny cages, living on top of one another. This is an incredibly unsafe practice that requires factory farms to administer high doses of antibiotics to these animals to keep them from getting ill because of their living conditions. This practice, of course, is contributing to increased numbers of drug-resistant bacteria (causing major human health problems). ANd of course, factory farming has also led to increased problems with foodborne contagions.
As I've stated several times, I have no problems with eating meat as long as the animals are humanely housed, cared for, and killed. That simply isn't the case with modern fur farming (or, for that matter, factory farms).
Last edited by Catz Part Deux; 09-10-10 at 04:44 PM.
now tell me-if the food industry is able to operate without being inhumane why cannot the fur industry.
if we can have a food industry that is humane and does not do significant environmental damage than we can clearly have the same thing for the fur industry
or are you arguing that abuses of the above is ok for meat raisers but not fur farmers?
I have no problems with that, it's a cleaner and more wholesome way of doing it. I wish more Americans had a closer connection to their food.BTW I catch or shoot alot of what I eat
Last edited by Catz Part Deux; 09-10-10 at 05:00 PM.
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