Originally Posted by xxLindaxx
Maxima nominated for 'dumb fur' award
The organisation said people such as Maxima and other celebrities should be role models and not support the commercial fur industry.
Well it's obviousl these people don't think through what they say. CP Maxima IS a princess & her job is to represent the country & all of it's industries. She can't go around talking bad about the fur industry no matter what her real opinions on it are. Besides how do they know that she is wearing real fur & not faux??? The fake stuff these days are very real looking & some top end designers make them.
I've discussed this with a biologist friend of mine & we agree that things are not so simple as "don't buy fur, don't kill cute fuzzy animals". People fail to realize that in some parts of England foxes are a pest, killing farm animals (chickens etc.) & endangering the livelihoods of farmers (poor people). If people bother to do research before they go on the attack they might be amazed to find out that certain animal populations need to be kept under control in order to keep a safe balance. I'm not saying I like the idea of killing but I can understand that in certain cases it neds to be done.
On the flip side I think it's nasty to display heads of animas on one's wall or to wear their dead bodies. Unless you're like an eskimo or something there's no need to wear a dead animal. If you like the look, why not wear the fake stuff?
Oh & a reminder, once upon a time the rat population got out of control & caused a nasty little plague that killied thousands if not millions of people. Now I know rats aren't cute fuzzy animals but how is killing them any different than say a fox ? That kind of makes me mad, if you're against killing animals that should mean all of them not just the cute ones.
Reminds me of the lines in "Pulp Fiction"..............
Jules: "Pigs sleep & root in sh*t, that's a filthy animal."
Vincent: "How about a dog, a dog eat's it's own feces."
Jules: " I don't eat dog either."
Vincent: "Yeah but do you consider dog to be a filthy animal?"
Jules: "I wouldn't go so far as to call a dog filthy but it's definately dirty. But dogs got personality, personality goes a long way."
Vincent: "So by that rational if a pig had better personality, he would cease to be a filthy animal. Is that true?"