I’d rather go naked than wear fur. Honestly.

December 14, 2011

There’s a really worrying trend in London right now. And that’s women wearing real fur. After hardly seeing any pelts for a while, now it’s becoming more common again. I spotted a stall in Covent Garden selling ‘vintage’ furs for £100, as though they were cool. The demand seems to be there.

I can’t tell you how upsetting I find this. I’m not a tree-hugger, hell I haven’t even been vegetarian for years. I eat meat, I wear leather shoes. But I will not wear the skin of an animal that has been caged, poisoned, drowned, or skinned alive. The idea repels me.

It’s cold alright in the UK at the moment, but it’s not so cold a big puffa jacket or wool coat and a hat wouldn’t protect you. It’s not Russia, FFS.

Fur should stay on the backs of the animals it was designed to protect. So I’d rather go naked than wear fur. It might not be pretty, but at least I can look at myself in the mirror.

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  • Potty Mummy December 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    It’s a tricky one – since I DO live in Russia, and there is fur in abundance here. I don’t own a fur coat although I have to admit to having admired a few. My view on this though is that if I wouldn’t eat it, I won’t wear it. So a sheepskin shearling coat would be OK (not that I can afford one), but a proper fur? No. Ask me again after this winter (which will be my 3rd here), however, and if it’s as cold as they’re warning, I might change my position!

  • Kids Bee Happy December 14, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I have to admit that there are quite a few vintage and exchange dress shops up our way selling fur. There was one that had a rack of over 40 different coats/furs at their front door as a draw to bring customers in. And we used to do a lot of antiques fayres in a previous life and you could always buy in abundance there (and that’s going back the last 10 years).

    I think prob is that it’s just a different generation, and the peeps buying now are too young to be aware of the campaigns in the past.