The pro-fur argument is that where there is a demand for fur there will always be a supply.
So who creates this demand, when in this advanced age of synthetic fabrics fur is unnecessary to keep warm? Wearing fur has become a fashion statement for egotistic people, who falsely believe owning a fur increases their status in society. Again, who decides what is a status symbol?
I believe fashion designers have a big part to play in making fur garments “desirable”. Several collections, including those by Altuzarra, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, J.Mendel, Marni, and Giambattista Valli incorporated fur into this year’s Fall fashions – just because they can.
It is also in a furrier’s best financial interests to promote fur as a luxurious item. Just look at Erich Fischer Furrier’s (the fur shop I am campaigning against) advertisement. I personally find this advert sexist and offensive. Unfortunately there are those who buy into this image and will mindlessly follow the trend to feel good about themselves. These people, I think, are victims of their own narcissism.
Please avoid the fashion TRAP and do not wear fur. I don’t even wear “faux fur” but there is at least this option. Torturing animals for the sake of vanity is shameful and when I despair, I find these words of Albert Einstein inspirational: