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 Post subject: "Ethical" Fur - uggghhh
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:59 am 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/fashi ... .html?_r=1

So, it's okay because the animals are pests and they're going to be killed anyway? gimme a break.

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 Post subject: Re: "Ethical" Fur - uggghhh
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:43 am 
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psh that's so stupid. i don't know why people want to wear fur in the first place.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:20 pm 
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Yeah . . . .a clean conscience and environmentally responsible. Okay.


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 Post subject: Re: "Ethical" Fur - uggghhh
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:20 pm 
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"pests" that were only introduced because of the fur trade in the first place, jackasses!


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 Post subject: Re: "Ethical" Fur - uggghhh
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In 2002, Louisiana started paying trappers and hunters $5 for every nutria killed. The effort to control the nutria population had some success, with bounty hunters killing about 400,000 animals last year. But the carcasses were simply discarded or left to rot in the swamp.

That’s when Cree McCree, an environmentalist and designer from New Orleans, came up with her fashion idea. Instead of wasting all that fur, she wanted to market nutria as a “guilt-free fur that belongs on the runway instead of at the bottom of the bayou,” she said.



From her perspective, it's a clever "waste not, want not" mentality/problem-solving idea. You know, because they're going to be dead ANYWAY, so there's no "guilt." Or whatever. Silly.

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 Post subject: Re: "Ethical" Fur - uggghhh
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Besides the whole cruelty thing, does anyone else think it's just totally gross to be wearing the pelt/teeth of something called a "swamp rat"?


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 Post subject: Re: "Ethical" Fur - uggghhh
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I can see some swanky guy's significant-other googling the animal and finding out she's wearing a swamp rat coat and freaking to fork out, maybe even being insulted by it. Swamp might as well be "sewer," in many people's heads.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:11 pm 
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littlebird wrote:
"pests" that were only introduced because of the fur trade in the first place, jackasses!

+1

Why is it, that when humans fork up, other species tend to get killed?

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This makes me sick.


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 Post subject: Re: "Ethical" Fur - uggghhh
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Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: "Ethical" Fur - uggghhh
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 Post subject: Re: "Ethical" Fur - uggghhh
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 Post subject: Re: "Ethical" Fur - uggghhh
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:12 pm 
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I think furs look weird anyway, who would want to wear a furry animal. Kind of neanderthal wear don't you think? Really savage, never felt that there was anything glamorous about it.

It's like, "Hey mom, killed an animal and I decided to wear it, doesn't it look pretty"

No it doesn't, ughhh

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 Post subject: Re: "Ethical" Fur - uggghhh
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:47 am 
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Was anyone else curious about the etsy merkins?

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 Post subject: Re: "Ethical" Fur - uggghhh
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:20 am 
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raynedropp wrote:
Was anyone else curious about the etsy merkins?

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Just have to say I would be SO DOWN WIT DIS if it were faux. I dunno, is it?
Ethical fur is like ethical meat--bish plz, it juss don't exist. I know a lot of omnivores and even some herbivores are down with the pest control argument, or the argument that you might as well not "waste" the pelts if they are going to be killed off by other painful ways anyways. But accidentally hitting an animal with your car on a high-speed roadway vs. intentionally skinning it alive to sell its fur is sliiiiiightly different.

And yall don't realize that fur is just tacky as hell.

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 Post subject: Re: "Ethical" Fur - uggghhh
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The same vendor has mostly faux fur:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MissKarina?section_id=5188524
It's pretty spectacular.

Yeah, if people feel guilty enough about fur that they have to find ways to justify it, then they should just give up already and not wear/produce it.


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 Post subject: Re: "Ethical" Fur - uggghhh
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raynedropp wrote:
The same vendor has mostly faux fur:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MissKarina?section_id=5188524
It's pretty spectacular.

Yeah, if people feel guilty enough about fur that they have to find ways to justify it, then they should just give up already and not wear/produce it.


slightly off-topic but I am SO COMPLETELY DOWN with this seller's neon faux fur bikini tops. It's party time.

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 Post subject: Re: "Ethical" Fur - uggghhh
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:40 am 
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Part of the nutria problem is that they're contributing to the erosion of soil in the bayou and burrowing in the levees which weakens flood control. That said, they need to find somewhere they can relocate them to rather than killing them.

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 Post subject: Re: "Ethical" Fur - uggghhh
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mushroom slave wrote:
Part of the nutria problem is that they're contributing to the erosion of soil in the bayou and burrowing in the levees which weakens flood control. That said, they need to find somewhere they can relocate them to rather than killing them.


Would it be possible to relocate that many tiny vermin, though? I don't know anything about it, but there must be a way that they can keep them off of the vulnerable land. Hard tradeoff between living ecosystems and living animals.

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