I don't think that wearing fur is inherently unethical. For example, Inuit groups wear fur clothing for practical reasons, not because it's "trendy" and "fashionable", and they don't just kill the animal for it's fur---they use the whole animal for various things.
But I do think it's unethical to kill animals for the purpose of fashion.
It is pfurrrrrfectly fine. The animal is going to die anyways in the wild, so we might as well make some useful item out of the corpse. I don't see how it is any different than killing an animal to eat it. I personally own any furs, but don't mind if others do.
This is one of the few topics that I'm not necessarily militant about, but I disagree with. Fur, to me, is completely unnecessary and I wouldn't be upset if it was done away with. Sure it is sensationalized, manipulating people into thinking animals are skinned alive but I guess since it's mainly just a luxury item, I don't see the real necessity for it.
Kind of a hypocrite myself since I see more use out of leather, but perhaps that is more for it's broader range of uses? I'm not sure, but I just find fur to be unnecessary and I personally wouldn't buy any.
I love people that think it's bad. If you need some fur to stay alive from freezing to death, so be it. That's the way of the world. Animals kill each other for their resources and we do the same. It's just natural. Now, if you can get away with NOT, than do so. Don't wear fur because of style or crap, that's just dumb imo. Fashion is always dumb.
I don't see the issue to be honest. As far as I am concerned it is like wearing anything with leather. But leather has always been associated with the working class, whereas fur is associated with rich people. I suspect class warfare is part of it.
A lot of real fur that's available comes from dubious sources that tend to use inhumane acts to kill the owner of the fur. Many animals are killed only for their fur. I think that is inappropriate. I've read some of the replies that also mentioned leather. Until everyone stops eating steak, hamburgers, and pork chops, I think leather is here to stay. I wear leather a lot but it's mostly due to the armor factor. Some animals are not killed only for their leather. Their body parts are used mostly for food. I wouldn't be opposed to wearing fake fur though.
I don't see a problem with fur, I don't like it because I think it looks tacky but if people want to wear it that's fine, I just think it looks ridiculous but as far as ethics go I have no issue. I eat meat at pretty much every meal so I can't really be against people wearing animals.
I think if you're using the hide of an animal that has other uses (i.e. take the fur/skin from an animal that's being used for meat) then it's okay. Waste not, after all.
But if you are actively poaching animals for the sole use of their fur, when it's completely unnecessary to our survival and whatnot, then yes - I think it's unethical. You're perpetuating process that is inhumane for shallow, superfluous reasons.
It depends... I think it's ethical if the animals that were being used to make the coat were also being used for their meat. If the animal is used for food and then they also make stuff with the fur I think that's perfectly fine. But if the animal is being killed for its fur and only its fur then I feel it's wrong. You don't need to kill animals to make clothing when there's stuff like cotton around.
An Eskimo needs the fur to keep warm making it perfectly fine because they are not abusing a resource. A female buying it for fashionable purposes when there are great alternatives is not right.
i think it's really wrong. I would never wear fur.. ever. I mean cave people obviously had a reason for it, but now? no. I'm a vegetarian, I don't even eat animals, and there is no way id ever wear one..