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ANIMALS UNITED - Für Tierrechte. Denn Mitleid ist zu wenig!
Als Konsument bestimmst Du wer leiden muss. Pelz ist ein Horror-Produkt, die Tiere werden entweder halb tot geschlagen oder mit einem Elektroschocker anal und oral zum Tode gefoltert. #fur#nofur#pelz#fuchspelz
LEATHER & FUR// Here it is, the controversial subject that's going to rob me of all my admiring followers and make me regret even bringing it up... but I must. I have to lay it all out on the table before I'm accused of being an unethical hypocrite. Do I own items made of animal fur and leather? Yes. Do I think killing innocent animals to make clothes and accessories is wrong and unethical? Yes.
Am I a hypocrite? Maybe...
Everyone has a right to their opinions and I still stand by my own opinion that recycling and re-using textiles is the most ethical way to consume. Why? Because we don't create more pollution in production, we don't endorse companies involved in the slave labour trade or animal cruelty and we don't contribute to the already overwhelming and dangerously alarming amount of textiles that end up in landfill.
Most of my leather bags, boots and fur coats that I have collected over the years have been second hand or vintage, therefore I haven't directly supported any industries involved in animal cruelty. I am also a recently converted vegetarian for ethical and health reasons and in the beginning I had such an urge to dispose of all my leather and fur, I even have a cowhide in my living room 🙈. But then I asked myself whether getting rid of all my animal belongings would achieve anything other than absolve me of my own guilt? Why should we throw away a perfectly good leather jacket just because of our new found morals? Then the animal has really died for nothing.
If the only person profiting from a vintage fox fur hat is an old lady from a flea market or the charity connected to an Op shop (thrift store), then I say go for it. At the end of the day by recycling the animal you are still doing something good.