Granted everyone is free to think as he wants and that goes both for animalists, and for those who use fur.
Many vegetarians or animal lovers choose to wear eco friendly fur to have the poor beasts’ death on their conscience.
But, seeing that they are made from petrol based materials, can we really define them ‘eco friendly’?
I think that the term ‘eco friendly fur’ is completely wrong: surely synthetic fur would be more appropriate.
Animalists promote synthetic fur as an alternative to real fur: do you think that’s correct? In my opinion it’s a contradiction, they should love animals and not create confusion.
Real furs are the result of the killing of farmed animals that die instantly without pain.
Eco friendly furs are also the result of the death of animals, and to make things worse, oil wells and ships continue to cause pollution and the destruction of entire ecosystems every year,.
What is the synthetic material made of?
Synthetic material is composed of nylon, acrylic and polyester, all derived from petrol. According to the book “Sustainable fashion and textiles” by Kate Fletcher, to obtain one kilo of synthetic fur you need respectively 150, 157 and 109 megajoules of energy depending on the material used. To production costs you have to add disposal costs, that in the case of petrol derivatives are high and very polluting.
Put simply, a synthetic fur can be compared to an old plastic bag, and as such is not biodegradable, in fact like the old plastic bags it is practically indistructable.
Paradoxically, instead, real furs are biodegradable, in other words “eco friendly fur”.
Moral: dress according to your conscience, but avoid telling others what to wear, you could be giving them the wrong advice.
According to some animalists we should avoid wearing animal furs or eating meat, but what should we give up, according to them?
There are many types of clothes derived from animals: coats, jackets, trousers and skirts, shoes, bags and wallets, belts, silk dresses ( seeing that these are made by killing animals) without counting leather car interiors, sofa and chair covers, not to mention food: no meat. Fish, beef, mutton, pork, etc, etc…
Some people could object saying that we can eat vegetarian and wear clothes made from vegetable fibres ( seeing that we shouldn’t use the synthetic ones, as I explained earlier ) But then we can’t even treat ourselves with medecines that are notoriously tested on animals nor use cosmetics because they too are tested on animals.
Personally I wear real fur, which is a gift of nature, thermal, natural, not polluting, lasts even 30 years.
I love animals I have a dog and two cats.