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that, i love entry 3- Fur (brrrr)

5 Jan

Say what?! Did I say FUR? Fur fur fur fur fur. Screw you, I LOVE fur! I love the way it feels on my skin. I love the immense warmth it brings as it hugs my neck, my head when I pull over my fur-lined hood that is attached to my down jacket. I love it I love it I love it and I will not apologize if I offended you furry lovers. If you’re curious, I’m talking about my rabbit fur here.

When did fur also become so faux pas that when we say ‘It’s real fur’, you get people’s faces look like they are constipated as if you killed their cat? Let’s be honest, the imitation fur is really bad. I mean, it really does look like shit. It looks like someone’s dirty plush animal toy that hasn’t been washed in years. And it feels so rough on the skin and ain’t that warm at all. I don’t like it, the technology hasn’t arrived yet, where we can imitate the warmth, and texture of real fur. It’s irreplaceable really.

Let’s back track a bit so there is no misunderstanding.

I love furry animals. All kinds. And I don’t believe in the killing of animals for just the sake of their fur. That does bother me, and I would hate to support any profits made anyone if it’s taking life of our furry creatures only in vain. That isn’t cool. But there are a couple of things and so many arguments I can open up here. We eat cow, so most wear leather too. We eat rabbit (not most but it’s widely available at all butchers), and what happens to their fur? Might as well, just like leather go not wasted. Sustainable, responsible and ethical treatment of animals that is supported by the national wildlife departments is the first source to understand where your fur is coming from in the industry.

Mind you, there are industries in itself that don’t use the by-product of the animals from food sourcing. The cattle industry I also know kill the cows just for their skins not even for their meat. That makes me feel a bit uncomfortable.

I know as much as I love fur, I will not ever buy mink, or those exotic animals that clearly are not part of the usual human food chain of meats we consume.

And more importantly kids we’re in Canada. Freakin cold out here. How do you think our native ancestors survived up north without freezing to death? Fur has been a gift. I will wear my rabbit fur responsibly, trusting where it came from and how it was ethically sourced from industry and government guidelines.  Info is never perfect but you can only try your best.

Until I am a vegan one day (really that won’t happen), I may reconsider wearing my beautiful, warm, rabbit hooded-collar coat.

I’d like to give a quick shout out to those who wear the ugly-but functionally warm,  Canada Goose Jackets. Thank the Coyote keeping your heads oh so very warm.

Fur (not all of them) that, I really love.

Love,

Youngabunga. xo

 

 

 

 

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