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Emma DollIt's a huge debate. Is fur okay? Fur has been making a comeback in the last few years as a luxury item. A lot of celebrities have been wearing fur, while others are still adamantly opposed to it. Believe it or not, fur has not been the object of such debate for centuries. It is only in the last few decades that it became so contested.

Fur Clothing

Fur was one of the earliest forms of clothing. Even Adam and Eve in the Bible wore "clothing of skin" after being banished from the Garden of Eden. Religious examples aside, fur has been a clothing staple for thousands of years. The earliest forms of man wore variations of fur and leather before the introduction of woven materials. Even today, in northern climates, only fur has the insulating properties required to maintain optimum warmth and comfort.

The fur that is so hotly debated has less to do with staying alive comfortably, and more to do with style and fashion. While you can't deny fur is considered incredibly stylish by much of the population and a luxury item, one can argue whether it is really necessary to have it at all.

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The Arguments against Fur

Many feel that the process used to make fur items is inhumane and unnecessary. Much of the fur used in jackets, gloves, and accessories is actually farmed, much like the meat we eat. The animals, including fox and mink, are raised in captivity and their fur is used for luxury items. Of course, some fur, such as seal and beaver, can only be had by capturing the animal in the wild. That fur is used for more practical clothing rather than designer jackets.

Many groups argue that fur is a waste of an animal's life and is not necessary. Many places where fur is popular do not reach the Arctic temperatures which might require it, and even those places with freezing temperatures have alternative options to using fur if they choose to. To raise an animal exclusively for its coat without using any other body part is considered extremely wasteful and unjust by these individuals and groups.

The Arguments for Fur

Fur DollThose who consider fur to be an acceptable fashion item defend their position with the same fervor as those who oppose it. To raise an animal for its fur is wasteful, claim those against it. Those for fur then argue that faux, or fake, fur is actually a petroleum product which can damage the environment. Natural fur is a renewable resource since the animals providing it can be easily bred, but faux fur uses oil products which can not be renewed.

In addition to the environmental arguments, the most obvious arguments are the natural beauty and warmth of the fur. It has become an extremely stylish accessory for many of the celebrities in the same way expensive jewelry has. If one can afford it and there are no laws against it, why shouldn't a person own a fur if they chose to?

While this argument has no obvious solution, it has spurned many a debate and has received a great deal of publicity over the years. Almost everyone has an opinion on the topic, but short of the government stopping all fur products, there will never be a clear answer. Of course, if you ban the fur, will you ban leather, meat, and all other animal products as well? It does make one think...


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FuzzySparkle18

20/Female
Midway City, CA
Posted On: January 7, 2007
PETA 100%
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arabamericansw

21/Female
Japan
Posted On: January 6, 2007
Great article.
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virtugirl333

22/Female
Baltimore, MD
Posted On: January 6, 2007
I like acutie1995's idea.
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bmgirl13

21/Female
Chagrin Falls, OH
Posted On: January 6, 2007
Tiani, you are a f***ing a**hole thinking fur is hot, it's not! It's mean!!!
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bmgirl13

21/Female
Chagrin Falls, OH
Posted On: January 6, 2007
Awesome article! Spread the word about the use of fur!!!! It's not stylish and people don't need!! Animals have been killed for centuries because of their fur which is stupid! I would be delighted if animals werent killed for ANYTHING!!! I don't support faux fur either if it hurts the enivroment because people don't need it. Really. Aprreciate what G-d gave us by respecting it. DON'T KILL ANIMALS! DOWN WITH FUR!! GO PETA!!!!One last thing, would you skin yourself or kill animals for fur or leather. I thought so!!!!!!!
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Athenablue

20/Female
Renton, WA
Posted On: January 6, 2007
I hate people who kill animals for their and i hate people who kill like elephants just for ivory its like i were to kill a human just for thier freakin skin it makes me really mad because of those people that kill animals they are becoming exinct! Some people actually kill baby seals just for their blubber and that is so freakin horrible gosh its not fair and its horrible to even think of wearing a dead animal that i bet was brutally slaughtered just so people can wear its disgusting.
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preciouspinkpu

20/Female
Schuylkill Haven, PA
Posted On: January 6, 2007
I think it is very wrong killing animals for your use. If you kill animals you should be ashamed of yourself. It is wrong, bad, and stupid. Wearing animal fur is not fair because now that animal has no chance to live its full life. you jerks!!! : ( I can not believe people would kill animals to get their fur. I wouldn't even if it killed someone close to me. I still wouldn't do that to it. That is wrong and cruel. I can't believe people even wear that kind of stuff. People that wear real fur think their "so cool" but their not. They are just stupid people that like seeing other people and animals' suffering. It is really wrong. I think they should ban fur forever in the world. So animals wouldn't become extict everyday because of some stupid rich person. People can be so stupid, but I didn't know they could be this stupid. OMG -screams and screams and screams and screams-

Thanx for this awesome category. Byeas!!!
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LonelyBrunette

22/Female
West Caldwell, NJ
Posted On: January 6, 2007
thanks soooo much for this article. personally, seeing people in fur coats and hats etc makes me sick. would you like to make a coat out of your dog or cat? i hope not. i support PETA...STOP WEARING FUR
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Knewgirl

22/Female
New Zealand
Posted On: January 6, 2007
i really hate animal crulty i love animals abnd hate it when the die so i have fur even faux fur is just as bad if it damages the enviroment as it is already bad enough so down with fur and down with poulution^_^
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never_more

21/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: January 6, 2007
i totally saw a movie in science of an animal being skinned and now i won't even look at fur!!!!!
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islay12

19/Female
Canada
Posted On: January 6, 2007
Fur looks nice but you can use faux fur and it looks just as cool and it doesn't kill the poor little animals!
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Aerolyn

21/Female
South Park Villa, WA
Posted On: January 6, 2007
I agree with pink diamonds1 and dmfan101,it's stupid and evil.You can still look good in clothes that DON'T use it,so why don't celebrities and people set a statement for a good cause not a bad one?
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Fusion_Angel

22/Female
De Leon Springs, FL
Posted On: January 6, 2007
Thanks for submit this article!
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Kenziemac

19/Female
Canada
Posted On: January 6, 2007
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Kenziemac

19/Female
Canada
Posted On: January 6, 2007
unch : Dont kill animals
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