Designer Karl Lagerfeld recently attempted to defend his use of fur in his clothing lines. What was his brilliant argument, you might be wondering? “In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish” and that hunters are only “killing those beasts who would kill us if they could.” Um….because bunnies and minks are violent human killers! VIOLENT, I tell you! I mean, look at these things:
I, for one, am terrified just looking at this picture. Those eyes are saying “I’m gonna eat you, human!”
Oh wait a minute, they’re not?? Weird. Because if Karl Lagerfeld, an animal behavior expert idiot, says they would, then surely they would, right??
This argument is one of the most irritating I hear from people who try to justify eating, wearing or hunting animals. The animals we use for our own purposes are generally the most docile animals there are – not to mention the fact that the majority of them don’t even eat meat themselves (rabbits, deer, cows, for example). Those who do only do so for survival, whereas humans (in general) can easily survive without using animals for food or clothing.
And newsflash to Mr. Lagerfeld: most fur these days isn’t hunted – it’s raised in factory fur farms where the animals (often dogs and cats) are skinned alive. Maybe he should watch this video so he can see where the fur he’s using actually comes from (note: the video is very disturbing).