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I've always been on the pro leather and fur side of things. The people I know who trap do check their traps daily so I dont have a problem with their furs. A lot of people get hides tanned here, meat rabbits, cows, deer, sheep, I've even see goat hides. I like fur and I like leather, I like and eat meat why would I be against using more of the animal that is already being killed to be eaten??

To many people just want to "save the animals" without looking at anything else. Just look at any no kill shelter to see how wrong this is. Our local shelter at all times has over 125 cats, they adopt out around 4-5 cats a month. These cats are living in a shelter with little to no human interaction and no quality of life. They have cats that have been there for years and will probly die of old age there. It just makes no sense, you are not helping the animals, they are taking up resources, space, and money that could be used for better purposes. They have to use so much space for the cats that they can only have max 12 dogs at a time. They rarely accept cats for surrender because they are so often at capacity.

The people that are anti-fur, anti-leather, anti-meat, anti-egg, anti feather, anti- anything from an animal have no real clue how the world works. They have no idea how many "animals" they are eating in their diets. The percentage of bugs and other foreign objects allowed in their vegan or vegetarian food would make their head spin. No consumer should ever read the "Food Defect Levels Handbook" the FDA issues.

There will never be a time when the planet as a whole is 100% vegan, so yeah I wear leather and I wear fur, I use a down comforter and own a wool coat. Those who dont like it can kiss my 🍑. The more parts of an animal I can use the better, why lessen the animals worth for other peoples comfort? As mentioned plastic clothes and plastic fur is horrible for the environment. My personal favorite fur is rabbit and shearling, however I've never felt mink.
 

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My personal favorite fur is rabbit and shearling, however I've never felt mink.
My mink is an antique so I'm not sure if it feels different now than when it was first harvested but it's not as soft as rabbit. It's more sleek and shiny feeling but less soft and fluffy if that makes any sense at all. More like a course furred outdoor living shorthair cat.
 

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I've seen live mink and I imagine the shiny guard hair isnt super soft but slick. I think antique mink stored well would feel the same as new within reason. I know my dad has deer from when i was a kid and it feels no different then newly done hides/mounts furwise. No im not saying I am an antique, but they are at least 30yrs old.
 

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I've seen live mink and I imagine the shiny guard hair isnt super soft but slick. I think antique mink stored well would feel the same as new within reason. I know my dad has deer from when i was a kid and it feels no different then newly done hides/mounts furwise. No im not saying I am an antique, but they are at least 30yrs old.
You know what? The mink I have feels a lot like the softer parts of a DEER... I was trying to think of where else I had felt that feeling.

My mink belonged to my mom's grandmother... so who knows how old it is.. My mom is in her 70's so it could easily be 100-150 years old and probably hasn't been properly stored for much of that time.
 

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You know what? The mink I have feels a lot like the softer parts of a DEER... I was trying to think of where else I had felt that feeling.

My mink belonged to my mom's grandmother... so who knows how old it is.. My mom is in her 70's so it could easily be 100-150 years old and probably hasn't been properly stored for much of that time.
Proper fur storage is in a dark closet, so likely it has been stored properly.

Ok so i have an idea what mink feels like then.

Another point in fur's favor is it last a long long long time like 50yrs, no other garmet type lasts as long without clear wear or being downright un-useable. The exception to this would be rabbit fur. When I lived in greece I got a leather coat with rabbit fur trim on the collar and cuffs and gloves with rabbit trimmed cuffs, I loved them. They only lasted about 3yrs before the fur was obviously wore off on the edges of the cuffs. My ex-MIL had a full length rabbit skin coat, it was lush. There is a store a few hours from me that sell fur blankets and throws, they are amazing but not cheap. One of their most popular are their coyote pelt queen size quilts, basically pelts sewn onto a quilt backing and they cost about $400.
 

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One of their most popular are their coyote pelt queen size quilts, basically pelts sewn onto a quilt backing and they cost about $400.
Apparently there are places that have Possum skin blankets made like that. Now, not the North American Opossum, the soft cuddly Australian version. In Aus they are native and protected, but someone imported them to NZ for the fur trade, they got loose, and are causing a bunch of environmental issues so they are treated much like we do rats with the added bonus of nice fur when you kill them.

I would assume for a coat with rabbit fur trim, it would be easy enough to attach the rabbit in such a way it could be replaced when needed.
 

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Apparently there are places that have Possum skin blankets made like that. Now, not the North American Opossum, the soft cuddly Australian version. In Aus they are native and protected, but someone imported them to NZ for the fur trade, they got loose, and are causing a bunch of environmental issues so they are treated much like we do rats with the added bonus of nice fur when you kill them.

I would assume for a coat with rabbit fur trim, it would be easy enough to attach the rabbit in such a way it could be replaced when needed.

Probly very nice blankets too. If you search coyote blanket you can see them, actually really pretty. Locally coyote's are a shoot on sight critter and no permit is required. Just to many coyote's atm.
 

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