The great fur debate....
rumbles on. Follw this conversation if you will.
...'she just sat there like a fool.'
'Beyonce Knowles, she's an idiot. The PETA crowd totally got her.'
'What was she supposed to do? She's a singer and she thought they had won a dinner with her. Okay she uses fur in her collection and maybe she needs to be able to defend her choice in-'
'OH my God, defend! Don't start. Fur is totally wrong in this day and age. It's cruel, there is no excuse for it.'
'Ooof, mon dieu, I'm going to ze bar.'
'Lots of things are cruel. You eat meat don't you? You think all the animals you eat died of old age? You wear leather and suede, think the cows shed that like snake skin?'
'Have you ever watched any of the videos?'
'I have, and I've also witnessed animals dying in a slaughter house, don't forget I grew up on a farm. Do you think being hauled into a crush and having a bolt put through your head is a fun way to go?'
'Is it really? Not for the cow I'm sure. Perhaps you'd better educate yourself a bit more to the practices of slaughter houses before you go on a rant about the fur industry. Trust me, next time you eat a bacon sambo, think of the pig. I bet he wasn't happy about dying. Are those shoes leather?'
'Leather is a by product of the meat industry. There's actually no need to wear fur.'
'There's actually no need to wear leather or eat meat either. There are plenty of other options.'
'But you wear leather too!'
'Yes, but I don't bleat on about fur being cruel, frankly I think cows are a whole lot nicer that minks.'
'Hi Honey, what are you two talking about.'
'Hum, I"m going to the bar, ladies, anybody want a drink?'
'I'll have a gin and tonic.'
'No thank you. Look I'm not saying that meat is completely right either.'
'Right, but it's easier to pick on a person wearing fur than a person eating a Big Mac, it's reverse snobbery. Everyone can afford a Big Mac, ergo it's okay, not everyone can afford a fur coat, ergo it's cruel and they deserve our scorn.'
'For -you have cats! Imagine someone skinned them.'
'I'd be very upset, I like the cats, especially the big one.'
'Well then what? You know PETA don't appprove of people having pets either.'
'PETA, they don't agree with companion animals, for god's sake, if your going to sing their praises for hounding Beyonce Knowles you should at least know something about their so called 'ethics.' They have a kill policy, they don't re-home. What's her name, Newkirk, the boss in the states, she against companion animals, pets to you and me. She'd put my cats down in a heart beat.'
'Oh, I'm not sure I believe that.'
'Look it up.'
'I still think fur is cruel.'
'Nobody is saying it isn't. But unless you are a vegan, you don't have a high horse to hurl abuse from.'
'I don't know why I talk to you.'