Ok, maybe I don't need one as much as want one.... but still.....
I really need a new bag.
Lately all the bags that seem to catch my eye are leather satchels. Leather. I like leather. Like brick likes lamp.
|I'm pretty in love with this leather beauty from Topshop|
But then I felt a bit hypocritical.
Whilst I enjoy the feel and smell of a new leathery bag (I'm joking, I don't smell my bags.....honest...), I'm very much against fur, real fur bags, jackets, rugs etc. I don't agree with animals being hunted and killed for their fur/skin.
I think there are some cases where it's acceptable, like those miraculously small tribes who seem to be untouched and unaffected by the modern world. For them, fur would be a way for them to keep warm and stuff. And I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have a sewing machine to create fabulous coats and neck scarfs with, to sell on at extortionate prices.
But here is where I try to rationalise my love for leather....
Cows are slaughtered everyday for meat, so I suppose using their skin for leather isn't exactly the same as being hunted (Imagine a cow hunter!)
Vegetarians out there are probs thinking 'What a horrible woman! Killing animals for their tasty, tasty meat is just as bad as hunting an animal for it's fur!!'
My response would be:
Firstly, how do you know that I'm a woman? I could be lying about my gender and really be a man, you sexist. (I'm not lying, I am a lady).
Secondly, is killing animals for their meat really as bad as hunting an animal for it's fur?
I don't think so, but that's just cuz I loves meat.
'Nuff respect for the vegetarians out there though, it takes a lot of will power to stay away from meat. Personally I'm not a very big fan of beef and lamb, I could easily live without them, but chicken....Oh chicken. Chicken.is.the.best.thing.EVER.
Anyhoo, back to the point. Yeah, so is wearing leather just as bad as wearing real fur? or is it different as cows are slaughtered regularly for meat anyway?
I dunno weather I should boycott leather or not. Not boycott, that's not the right word to use. Leather is not an organisation...Or is it!?
No, it is not.
|Jean-Claude Van Dammes anti-fur campaign poster. Possibly one of the most frightening posters I've ever seen in my life (look at his face!! I think he's supposed to be sad, but I just read psycho).|
What are your opinions? Yay for leather and nay for fur, yay for fur and leather, or nay for both?