Originally Posted by rpe
That is animal rightist propoganda. No question some animals are treated cruelly but its in the furrier's (?) best interest to maintain health for the coat quality. Most of the animals die instantly.
Its a much quicker death than being ripped apart by a predator or starving to death in the wild.
Animals in fur farms aren't kept in cages their whole lives?
If not, then how are they kept?
Wild animals with large territorial ranges in nature do not develop dysfunctional behavior when kept caged?
If not, then how do they do in captivity?
They aren't killed by gassing, poisoning, neck-snapping, strangulation, or anal electrocution?
If not, then how are they slaughtered?
Please back up your assertion that the claim of cruelty is mere "propaganda."
Conditions on fur farms are well documented, and not just by animal rights groups, although they are certainly the ones who have been most motivated to expose the conditions there.
For those disinclined to believe the research of AR groups, an interesting read on the morality of fur farming can be found here: The Ethical Case Against Fur Farming
It was written by an international group of academics, including theologians, ethicists, and philosophers, including the Anglican Rev.Andrew Linzey, who is a personal hero of mine, atheist though I am!
But I don't honestly know what would make someone who claims to care about animals think that caging and killing animals for their fur is okay. Especially because I suspect that they would not want it done to their beloved pets. The cognitive dissonance there is really more than I can fathom.