Yes, All Fur is Bad
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM

FOA Friends of Animals
April 2017

Companies like Williams’ claim that they treat the animals who they are slaughtering with respect, which sets them apart from the industrial fur industry. But we know that any time an animal’s life is taken for the fashion industry, it is a travesty.

Jeers to New York Times' Fashion Director, Vanessa Friedman, and her praise-filled article “Is All Fur Bad Fur?” about the niche world of the Alaskan trapping and fur industry. Friedman implores readers to open their minds while reading the article and consider a type of “ethical” fur, but we say there’s no right way to do the wrong thing.

Friedman focused on Peter Paul Kawagaelg Williams, the founder of Shaman Furs, who identifies as an environmental activist and member of the Yup’ik tribe. Companies like Williams’ claim that they treat the animals who they are slaughtering with respect, which sets them apart from the industrial fur industry. But we know that any time an animal’s life is taken for the fashion industry, it is a travesty.

The truth is there is no way to regulate the atrocities of the fur industry...whether you’re talking about large scale fur farms or small, local operations. That’s why the only option is to never wear fur so the industry fails and disappears for good.


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