Oh boy....I'm trying real hard to avoid topics where I could easily be flamed, but this one is one I have to speak out about.
I agree with Jin, totally. And to take it a step farther, I have a big problem with the models posing nude in support of not wearing furs. That sickens me. Even if I was against furs (which I am not) it would sicken me that they are trying to get their message across by posing nude,,,,give me a break!
Why am I not against furs, you ask??? Well, oh boy...here I go....
My husband is a trapper. And while I DO feel badly for the animals who get caught in these traps, it is 100% necessary.
In our area alone, the trappers have trapped 1,000's of coons...I know this for a fact, because I know how many my husband has gotten, and how many several of his friends, and fellow trappers have gotten.
If noone trapped these coon, the coon population would skyrocket....the farmers would have no chance whatsoever of producing a decent crop....the coons have to eat, you know...and they already destroy a certain portion, but it would be 10 times worse, not to mention, coons carry many diseases. And there would not even be enough food for all the coons and other small animals, if noone controled their population, they would continue to multiply, and thus, trust me on this...many, many coon would starve every year. Better to be caught in a trap, and die, than slowly starve to death, in my opinion. And, If the farmers crops are eaten by coons, that means no food for humans, and prices of corn and soybeans, etc, would skyrocket.
It is the same with many of the small animals, fox, etc, that he traps. It is no different than people hunting deer. Their population has to be kept under control. We have so many accidents here, from deer running out in front of cars, and if noone hunted any of them, the accidents would multiply rapidly!!!
Peta seems to think that human life is not nearly as important as animal life, or should be equal. Well, I'm sorry, that's just not the way God intended it to be, but that is just my opinion.
I'm all for people treating animals in a civilized way, and I hate the thought of some of these slaughter houses, where the animals are mistreated, that is horrid!!! But if it is done in the right way, then I am not against it. My brother raises cattle and pigs to butcher, but he treats them all very well.
I beleive God created some animals for pets, and some animals for food and clothing (fur coats for example)
If there was no other reason to kill some of these animals, except fpr their fur, then I would be totally against it, but when they need to be thinnned down for population control, then why not get the use of their fur??
I am sure I'm just asking for it, and I will not be in the majority here, but I am going to state my opinion nonetheless.