Winter is well and truly on its way, and there’s no hiding from the cold. However, with the temperature dropping, people are turning to one of the cruelest industries out there, fur. Yet, faux fur is readily available, cheaper than real fur, and cruelty free!

Why should you not buy fur?

Faux fur is just as glamorous
Faux fur is just as glamorous

It’s clear to understand why people buy fur, it is undeniably beautiful and soft. However, this is because it’s the skin of a beautiful animal, one which used it to keep warm and safe. Fur often comes from fur farms, cruel practices where animals such as foxes, rabbits and raccoons are kept in horrendous conditions.

To get enough fur to make a large fur coat, a lot of animals have to die. Fur farmers also use the cheapest and cruelest killing methods available, including suffocation, electrocution, gas, and poison. 

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Cheap fur often comes from China, where they often use the fur of stolen cats and dogs, which have brutally been bludgeoned to death.

If an animal wasn’t raised on a fur farm, it may have been caught in the wild. This means, spending possibly days in agonising traps, and suffering from shock, blood loss and gangrene.

NONE of this is worth a coat.

What about faux fur?

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This is how realistic faux fur has become.

Faux fur is nothing new, and it’s really starting to make its impact in the world of fashion. Cruelty free designers such as Stella McCartney use it regularly, along with high street stores such as Urban Outfitters and Zara.

Not only is it a fraction of the price of real fur, most of the time it’s next to impossible to tell it’s fake. As a result, many designers choose to put ‘faux fur’ labels in easy to see locations, such as on the wrist, so everyone knows it’s cruelty free.

There are absolutely no reasons why in this day and age people should still be supporting the fur industry. It’s utterly barbaric, and brings cruelty and death to animals for no better reason than a fashion statement.

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