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|In the case of akoya oysters and freshwater mussels the shell and meat is discarded or used for another purpose. South Sea and Tahitian oysters, however, are harvested in much the same fashion as the nucleation. These oysters are opened very slightly, the pearl is extracted, and another nucleus is placed into the preformed pearl sac. This oyster than goes through another recovery period and is placed back into the sea to grow another pearl.|
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|If it's antique, the poster will not be financially supporting an industry she has ethical difficulties with. She'll be supporting an antique store or consignment shop or something like that. No encouragement to the businesses currently causing harm. Those oysters are long dead whether she buys the pearls or not.|
I also don't get "cruelty free" diamonds. Do people who buy them pontificate about why's behind them?? But I also don't get people who are ethically against killing animals who wear fake fur, pleather, eat food meant to replicate meat etc.
I think for a lot of people it's less about what other people think, than being careful where their money goes and what they are financially supporting. Action, but not activism, I guess. But I'm not a vegan so I could be way off
ETA- crap. I think activism is the wrong word, not quite the one I'm looking for. so, er, hopefully people can still see the point I was trying to make?
Yes, this is very well put. I don't care if someone sees my vinyl shoes on the street and assumes they are leather. I mean, that's what most people wear. If it comes up, I will mention that they are not. But I'm not going to say to the cashier I'm buying my groceries from, "By the way, my shoes are not made of leather!" That's like my mom introducing my new husband to the upstairs neighbor I've known since childhood, as "This is DH. He's a vegan." Huh : But there are different types of ethical philosophies - some involve activitism all the time, some some of the time, and some not at all. I do my fair share but only when it's either applicable to the situation, or the other people are interested. I'm not into pointing things out and causing people to get into a defense-fest. What good is that? You just alienate people.
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