Shopping for vintage clothing means running into REAL fur.
When it comes to REAL fur, I remember having a connection back when I was a child.
I always loved animals.
I loved them so much that I would cry when I saw road kill. :-/
In order to survive in the world, at a very young age, I forced myself to "toughen up".
I knew I would not survive here unless I did.
With that said, I know I have a special connection with animals and always have.
I remember my first REAL fur.
It was a rabbit pelt and I have a memory that my father (who was not in my life but for a split second) gave it to me.
It was so soft and I had it for years and years in my doll box.
I loved touching it and rubbing it on my face. It was soooooo soft.
I also had a LIVE rabbit when I had the REAL fur pelt.
I never had issues with knowing the rabbit pelt came from a rabbit.
I never thought there was anything wrong with having a piece of animal fur.
I even had a rabbit's foot and thought it was cool.
But that was last century...
Times have changed.
Our country has embraced animals in a different way than decades ago.
Animals have been elevated to a new place like never before.
Entire supermarkets are dedicated to animals.
We can dress them in people clothes and pamper them with the finest treats.
In America, animals live in a way they don't elsewhere.
Go to Mexico (where the Americans don't live) and you will know what I mean.
Fur is Green?
At one time American women donned mink stoles with pride.
Those days are long gone due to persistent propaganda from organizations with an agenda.
And yes, I call it propaganda.
You see, I discovered that those videos on animal abuse and the fur industry only showed one side of the story.
We all know there are two sides to every story and that fact really bothered me when I thought of the fur industry.
Could it be that every business in the ENTIRE fur industry only had disgusting, 'rip the pelt off the animal while it was alive' creeps running the show?
I couldn't accept that because I know that there is good and bad everywhere.
There had to be some responsible people in the fur industry. There just had to be.
I couldn't accept that the entire industry was controlled by people that were constantly abusing animals.
Then I found a video from the BBC on fur farming.
After watching it, I knew I was right about the fur industry.
Not everyone in the fur industry is ripping hides off of animals while they are still breathing.
There are humane ways to harvest the pelts.
There are farms that maintain the animals in a respectable way.
These farms are not in China.
These farms are not mentioned by any groups that have an agenda.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am not writing this to promote REAL fur, but if we are going to decide on which type to wear, shouldn't we have the truth about what is going on?
Personally, I love REAL fur.
I say that with hesitation because I know it may turn people off, but I have to be honest about it.
I don't appreciate fake, faux or whatever it is called when it comes to fur.
I have purchased it in the past, but when it got wet, it stunk worse that real fur. How that is possible is still a mystery to me.
The reality is I love the softness of real fur and it makes me very happy when I touch it. I don't feel guilt when I am wearing any type of hide, whether it be from a cow or mink.
Propaganda doesn't sway me one bit.
After urban farming for 3 years and having rats eat practically everything I own outside while decorating every area in the greenhouse with their feces, I don't feel the same about all animals anymore.
Truth be told, after I killed my first rat, I was never the same again. It gave me a different perspective on life.
Some animals are our rivals. If it is between me and the rat, the rat will lose if I have anything to say about it. And I do.
In any event, I am sharing this info with you in hopes it might ease your conscience if you do decide to splurge on a real piece.
There are brands that are solid and guarantee their pelts come from fur farms.
Look for SAGA furs as they are part of the responsible fur industry.
About the suffering...
If the thought of "suffering" makes you cringe when you think of fur on clothes, consider that the vegan shoes and faux fur (made from PETRO-CHEMICALS) are sometimes made by a suffering child who was forced into working in a factory at a young age due to extreme poverty.
People suffering is worse to me than an animal suffering and it continues to happen every day.
Yes, absolutely, it is HORRIBLE for any animal to suffer!
No animal should ever suffer at the hands of a human being!
But we cannot look the other way when is comes to suffering of humans and elevate an animal in that place.
Societies that elevate animals have fallen by the wayside in history.
You can read about this for yourself.
Animals were put on earth for our USE, not abuse!
Human beings use animals to love, to cuddle, to wear, to eat, to heal and to help.
The fact is, WE USE ANIMALS CONSTANTLY TO LIVE!
Again, I am not here to promote REAL fur, but at least look at the facts and know that in every sector of life, you have the good and the bad.
You have those that are ethical and live by high morals.
Then you have those that are creepy crawlies, who use and abuse everyone in their path.
Know there is good and bad always, in everything on this planet, at every moment, even when you cannot see it.
The choice is yours to choose the light or the dark.
Now that I am out of the closet with my furs, I guess I can now openly join the FH Club.
You know which club I am talking about?
Yes, you guessed it.
I am the newest member of the FUR HAG CLUB! :-D
I am pretty excited about this membership!
FUR HAGS UNITE! :-D
Thank you for joining me today.
See you next time.
OUTRAGEOUS BLUE FOX FUR FROM SAGA!
SHOES BY VALENTINO
DRESS IS OLD AND I CUT THE TAG OFF BECAUSE IT WAS ITCHY SO WHO KNOWS WHAT BRAND IT IS?!
OUTRAGEOUS COLLAR BY KARL LAGERFELD