Animals Serving Materialistic Needs: Irrational Human Decision
by S. de Champlain on January 26, 2015 - 11:34pm
Fur hat, fur boots, fur coat, are all cozy for the cold Canadian winter. The real question is, do we need it? Is it worth the life of an animal for materialistic items that could be replaced by a non-killing method of obtaining the same products and result? As Gabriel Wildgen described in his article “Opinion: It`s time for Canada to ban fur farming” published in the Montreal Gazette November 20, 2014, proves how irrational an entire country can be to accept it the "Fur Farm Industry".
Even though Canadian animals live in a country with a freedom of speech, it does not mean that it applies to them, since they do not have a voice, but what about their freedom? They have none. There “only [way] to escape […] is death”. Since the animals are often put into cages with many other animals, which frequently cause psychological distress, “leading to self-induced injuries that go untreated”.
What the clients see when they purchase a `real-fur` item is the final product, but lets talk about the method used to eventually have a final product. The method of killing the animals is brutal, which involves neck breaking, Carbon Monoxide, and anal electrocution. It is not only cruel to the animals to die in such way, but it is also “damaging to the natural environment”.
The chemicals whom are used to prevent the fur from biodegrading produces more greenhouse gases, which is essentially not good for water and soil pollution.
Canada improved the quality of life of humans, but now its time to do the same for animals. As it may be hard to convince factories to stop, it is more realistic to stop wearing fur individually. Who will produce, if customers are not buying? Be an activist.
The Montreal Gazette is well-known in Canada for being a reliable source for current news. I trust this source since it provided truthful information about the "Fur Factory" in Canada, which I have looked on other websites to know if the given information is correct. Therefore, I believe this the Montreal Gazette is reliable.