Originally Posted by mrsd
Fur from your beloved pets?
Seriously, if people believe loved ones ashes make sentimental jewelry, why not turn beloved pet fur into furs?
ummm...that's not exactly what I meant.
I was trying to clarify what Spotz said about fur being OK if it came from animals that were treated well & had lived out their lives happily. I would say it would be OK to use fur in that case too, but I doubt such a thing can be found. Except for our own pets, and there's no way I could wear my cat.
To my knowledge (though I may certainly be wrong), animals whose fur is used for clothing are usually raised just for their fur, and it wouldn't be profitable to raise the animals in healthy & happy circumstances and wait for them to live out their lives. Even if we used the whole creature as we do cows, it would be OK to me, but killing an animal just for its fur bothers me, and I wouldn't want to support such business by buying fur.