Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Bad News For The Animal Rights Loons…

In 1994, four of the world’s most famous supermodels were splashed across billboards under the slogan “We’d rather go naked than wear fur”. Fast-forward 21 years and it seems it is now another story for Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Elle Macpherson and Cindy Crawford, who have been pictured in fur coats, gilets and trimmed parkas.
Wouldn’t be the first time a sleb was revealed as a hypocrite, mind you. But as anyone who has eyes to see could have told you, fur is no longer verboten. You see it everywhere on the high street, mostly as trim.
They are not alone in falling off the anti-fur wagon. Figures from the International Fur Federation show that the industry is enjoying another year of considerable growth. The demand for mink, sable, fox and ferret has soared and farmers have stepped up production.
But not, of course, in England. Where animal welfare concerns could be regulated and addressed.
On the British catwalks last year, more than 60% of shows featured fur, and at New York fashion week the figure topped 70%. While luxury labels such as Fendi have a long history of featuring real fur in their shows, fur is increasingly being used by newer brands as well. In New York, the up-and-coming label Cushnie Et Ochs said fur was its favourite material of the season, adding that it was “not ashamed”.
Why should they be? Fur is organic and often free-range!


Anonymous said...

The purpose of the anti fur brigade was not to protect animals, but to destroy the English Fur industry. Blair finished it off by banning Mink farming in England. Now the target is reached, you can expect a resurgence of wearing fur in this country.

Zippgun said...

Personally I despise those who wear fur produced by fur farming and the slaughter of wild animals.

Slebs of course, tend to follow any pathetic "trend" that comes along. Such vacuous characters frequently prove they have no more fixed principles than a cardboard box has.

I'm not a banstibator though - loathe the fur lovers as I do, I would leave it to free choice rather than criminal laws as to whether people wear the stuff (the difference between me and the typical sanctimonious leftist, who wishes to criminalise anything he/she disapproves of and punish over it).

Sadly Britain cannot do a great many things it might wish to in relation to animal welfare - over things like live animal transportation and cage sizes for battery animals/birds, for example - as these are among the many "competences" the treacherous UK political class gave away to the EUSSR.

Anonymous said...


Better not be touching ferrets, I used to keep ferrets. My last one bit my ex-wife when it met her, fantastic judge of character that creature.

Greencoat said...

Words cannot express my contempt for people who wear fur.

Flaxen Saxon said...

Yeah, gotta agree with anon. Leave ferrets alone! When my pet ferret, Shagger read this post he was not amused. Poor thing, I had to console him with large kibble. 'GO SHAGGER'.

Ed P said...

Greencoat - does your contempt extend to all peoples throughout history? Mongolians? Siberians and Canadians too?
I assume you are a vegan, as otherwise your hypocrisy about animals must choke you as the burger goes down.

John Tee said...

Real fur: sustainable, bio-degradable, natural.
Fake fur: made from blends of acrylic and modacrylic polymers derived from coal, air, water, petroleum and limestone. Take a long time to break down, possibly anywhere from 500 to 1,000 years. So not exactly "green".

Little Black Sambo said...

What do you think about leather, Greencoat?

Greencoat said...

What do I think about leather?

Well, a leather whip is handy for thrashing the skin off people who wear fur.

JuliaM said...

"Now the target is reached, you can expect a resurgence of wearing fur in this country."

Not least by the Eastern European immigrants, who never saw what the fuss was about!

"Personally I despise those who wear fur produced by fur farming and the slaughter of wild animals. "

Where do you stand on leather? Or crocodile/python skin?

"Words cannot express my contempt for people who wear fur."

A natural, sustainable resource, as John Tee points out..?