Being involved in a fur business has brought forward questions from people about how to explain why we would choose to use the fur from an animal. I am occasionally asked for the language to use if one is faced with questions from either friends, strangers, or customers who may be opposed and, sometimes, vehemently.
Please read the blog from the Truth about Fur website; the comments are as interesting as the article!
My philosophy around life is based on harmony and being closely connected to the natural world. This earth is made up of animals, plants, land and water - natural elements. When I think about fur, it is simple. We were not born with fur on our backs and that dependency of humans on animals has existed since the beginning of the human race. Some say, well, if we do not also eat the animal then it is wasted, used only for its fur and hide. But when we look at the circle of life, we can easily see that, in fact, nothing is ever wasted when harvesting fur. Some of the fur-bearing animals are eaten by humans but many of the carcasses are returned to the trapline and are, in turn, eaten by all kinds of animals and birds. This is harmony - the give and take - let us not think or let our ego tell us that we are the only ones that matter.
I hope this may help you to better understand, the "why we must wear leather and fur."
May the fur be with you!