I live in Canada. It gets cold here. I mean it can get really cold here. Fur trade was one of the very first businesses started in Canada by the Hudson Bay Company with the Native Indian Community. It kept the original Canadians warm through the cold winter months. Why not wear it now to stay warm?
Here are the top 5 reasons 365give reasons not to wear fur other than the cruelty to animals factor:
- We have heated house
- We have heated cars and public transportation
- We have heated schools and offices
- We have heated coffee shops at every corner to get a hot beverage
- We have alternative fabrics that are so warm that are made into coats, gloves, boots, hats etc.
What I’m trying to say is, we don’t have a need to use fur any more, as our ancestors did so many years ago. Can we really find an excuse to bring so much cruelty and pain to animals for our own vanity?
Give 123: Day 123
“I don’t think a living being should suffer for the sake of fashion, period,” Henson proclaims. “End of story.”
I personally don’t wear fur. I never have. I have some great faux fur pieces. I get plenty of compliments on these pieces and I am happy to admit that it’s faux. I’m proud of the fact I don’t wear real fur. My faux fur looks beautiful and keeps me warm. Not only do I not want to walk around wearing a dead animal I know has suffered but I would rather give my money to a brilliant charity like PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) or to one of the thousands of other great organizations that could really use it.
So today I made the PETA pledge. I pledge to not wear fur in my lifetime.
It was an easy GIVE for me and one I will stand by and share with you to inspire you to also make the pledge. If we all stopped wearing fur there would be no business of fur retail. So here is it – make the pledge. Just click and sign up. One less animal will live a life of cruelty.
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