This is not a post to upset people, but something that got me thinking yesterday about fur/leather.+

So yesterday someone posted a question asking how people felt about fur clothing, and a lot of people said they don't agree with it. However, I know how many people here prefer leather bags. I'm wondering how many people like leather bags but not fur. Personally, I am a fan of leather bags but am a little squicked out with the idea of real animal fur.

Fur is a lot less socially acceptable than leather. Discuss?


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expand whole threadThis is not a post to upset people, but something that got me thinking yesterday about fur/leather.+yayitsanne10/12/2012 12:11PM

depending where you live, fur can be necessary. +pandora710/14/2012 5:33PM

For me, no fur and no leather, they are both obtained inhumanely.yourbritness10/14/2012 5:20PM

perfumista110/13/2012 7:44PM

Excellent post and points, Perfumista!!oscarnabby10/14/2012 12:54PM

yes, I always find it strange when people are pro animals but don't have the same care for humansMUrascal10/14/2012 10:51AM

Agree with all thats above me!swtlilqtk10/14/2012 5:00PM

animals used for meat cannot always be ++floridaisa10/13/2012 8:00AM

I despise fur, leather, meat, wool, silk, etc. I find it barbaric and cruel +grobanite1910/12/2012 10:02PM

perfumista110/14/2012 11:02AM

<3 this. ITA.amyva10/13/2012 12:54AM

Thanks for bringing this up & to the FB members who are providing thoughtful discussion++seeitoldyouso10/12/2012 8:28PM

i dont like fur or exotic skins +HODOR10/12/2012 3:21PM

Animals are raised solely for their fur and that really bothers me. I cant even wear my vintage fur.Belladonna10/12/2012 1:53PM

Love leather bags and fur does not upset my morals, but it upsets others so I only wear it on trim.Martha61010/12/2012 1:37PM

People have weird ways of justifying things. Saying that we eat cows so r/owhatwhatinthebuttbutt10/12/2012 1:16PM

I find the details of explaining how one is ok and the other not less animal loving than>>sirenswin10/14/2012 4:06PM

this exactlyanyarose2510/13/2012 2:11PM

thisJoanEunice10/12/2012 1:47PM

3rd aksaiyo10/12/2012 2:14PM

4thMUrascal10/13/2012 6:29AM

5thsukayna10/13/2012 11:19PM

well there are millions of cows that die for food - better to not throw out that skin? Killing an +yeahbabyyeah10/12/2012 12:47PM

I think it has to do with how much fur looks like the animal ++RThorn10/12/2012 12:39PM

I agree that it is probably the visual thing that creeps people outMUrascal10/13/2012 6:30AM

I could be wrong but I was under the impression that the fur industry is far less humane +ihavequestions10/12/2012 12:29PM

I like faux fur on collars. That's about it. charmin110/12/2012 12:24PM

Leather is a byproduct of the meat industry, fur is notrahnstaaap10/12/2012 12:11PM

2nd, beef provides nutrition so the 'whole animal' is used+lacey7710/12/2012 12:28PM

this is incorrect. a lot of the time animals used for leather are killed for their hide++seajewel10/12/2012 12:40PM

i agree. also the demand for leather helps to drive demand for cattle production and "use" soJoanEunice10/12/2012 1:43PM

Yes true - calves are used for leather predominantly but these animals provide veal. The meat isnt +yeahbabyyeah10/12/2012 12:48PM

Agree. Plus if you are looking at the environmental side of it, plastic produces more harmful by-artbabe10/12/2012 1:37PM