Add to Favorites  
    

The Doll Palace Home [Where Cartoon Dolls Live]

Fur - What's the Big Deal? @ Girl-Doll Fashion Gossip

  Fur - What's the Big Deal? (Doll Article)

(January 05, 2007 by support Send DollMail )
dress up games
cartoon doll forums
avatar chat
cartoon dolls
stories for kids
More @ TDP
» Blogs
» Forums
XML
Google Reader or Homepage
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Add to My AOL

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.

Fur Doll

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...


Comments
Page 6 of 6 123456
Click to View Complete
RKD

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: January 6, 2007
NO animals should die for FASHION......

IT'S A SHAME!!!!

DOWN WITH FUR!
Click to View Complete
pink_diamonds1

17/Female
Mission Hills, CA
Posted On: January 6, 2007
I SO AGREE WITH BLUBBERNUGGET1 ! DON'T KILL ANIMALS!
Click to View Complete
crazykiek

45/Female
North Huntingdon, PA
Posted On: January 6, 2007
good article. i dont belivein wering fur. adn faux fdur is usualy scratchy adn uncomfortable.
Click to View Complete
MermaidGem76

17/Female
Union, KY
Posted On: January 6, 2007
You're also an idiot tiani.How would you feel if you saw an animal get skinned to death just for it's fur!?!?
Click to View Complete
MermaidGem76

17/Female
Union, KY
Posted On: January 6, 2007
I agree with bothe gothicflower and MO1405!In fact,fur should be banned from certain places......
Click to View Complete
bambam4

21/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: January 6, 2007
why would u kill an animal just to wear it!? how would u like it if someone killed ur family and skined then in front of u?
Click to View Complete
sarahmorgen

29/Female
Hungary
Posted On: January 6, 2007
I heard this somewhere: "Do u have fur? My mother gaves for that her life." A little animal, if i remeber well, a fox kid said this... Horrible...
Click to View Complete
MO1405

22/Female
Oceanside, NY
Posted On: January 6, 2007
fur belongs on beautiful animals not beautiful people
Click to View Complete
gothicflower

23/Female
Latvia
Posted On: January 6, 2007
Down with wearing fur! It is just gross, wearing something dead on you. The same as wearing your dead pet animal.........
Click to View Complete
blubbernugget1

20/Female
Boca Raton, FL
Posted On: January 6, 2007
DOWN WITH FUR AND THE KILLING OF ANIMALS!!!!!

ITS EVIL WHAT THEY DO TO THOSE ANIMALS!!!!!! THE ANIMALS HAVE FEELINGS TO AND THEY ARE PROBABLY CRYING OUT FOR HELP RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!
Click to View Complete
blubbernugget1

20/Female
Boca Raton, FL
Posted On: January 6, 2007
don't kill poor sweet innocent animals just to make yourself look good its really stupid to do that
Click to View Complete
dmfan101

22/Female
San Diego, CA
Posted On: January 6, 2007
Wearing fur is so stupid! if you are cold wear jackets and sweaters! don't wear shorts and a tube top!

and another thing, don't wear something that is in, wear stuff that is comfortable to you. believe it or not, just because something is in, doesn't mean that you will look good in it!

for example, just because leggings are in now (people actually wore them back in the 80's, just so you know) doesn't mean they will look good on you. if you have skinny legs (no offence) they will only make your legs look skinnier. and believe me, that definitely isn't a good look.

anyway, DOWN WITH WEARING FUR!
Click to View Complete
pink_diamonds1

17/Female
Mission Hills, CA
Posted On: January 6, 2007
OMG! Fur is EVIL! Humans are considered animals! So, if you want fur, skin your scalp! And meat: yes, it is allright because you actually EAT it. You actually USE IT. DO NOT get a fur coat and just not wear it!
Click to View Complete
tiani

24/Female
AZ
Posted On: January 6, 2007
fur is hot.
Page 6 of 6 123456
Please Sign-In to Post a Comment