there is NO such thing as a 'socially acceptable' fur. period. you fuckwad. do you know how fur pieces are made? do you know how the animals (no matter HOW ugly they are) are killed? like i said, YOU FUCKING FUCKWAD. i'm not just talking to 'ms' mccree (massacre mccree) here, i'm talking to the article author (who certainly sounds like she salivated over all of the bloody pelts)
MAN BROUGHT THE NUTRIA UP HERE FROM SOUTH AMERICA. why? FOR FUCKING FUR. it's NOT a NEW THING. if the nutria are a nuisance, it's the FAULT OF MAN (once again).
and if you treat ANY fur as 'guilt free' i don't want to share my planet with you. GET OFF
Is Their Pest Your Clean Conscience?
By ANNA JANE GROSSMAN
TREATING nutria as a kind of “guilt free” fur is tough when you’re cutting the pelt and fur gets caught in your eyes. That’s what Micha Michelle Melancon, a fashion designer in New Orleans, found out when she was making a cloak from what is commonly known as a swamp rat. This is an animal,” Ms. Melancon said, after her work space became filled with fluffy piles of excess fur. “A soft, furry, once-living-and-breathing being.”
But unlike other soft and furry animals, nutria is being rebranded as a socially acceptable and environmentally friendly alternative way to wear fur. The effort culminates this Sunday, when Ms. Melancon and about 20 designers take part in a “righteous fur” fashion show at the House of Yes, an art space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.Fluffy hats, muffs, leg warmers and even a wedding dress will be paraded down the runway, in a show expected to draw about 150 people...........
note: pictures are NOT of a nutria, but i'm making a point here. pic via pic via
Jennifer Zdon for The New York Times