Last Friday I went to Buffalo Exchange - one of my favorite used clothing stores. In the fitting rooms, I found that a little creature was staring at me while I was trying on a jumpsuit that I couldn’t possibly pull off. This guy:
Cute right? So, look at that picture. No, really look at it. Why is this squirrel surrounded by fur, you ask? Possibly it’s because it’s a Baby Squirrel in Mommy Squirrel’s pouch... (after writing that, I now realize that I know nothing about squirrel child-rearing. Help me out Wikipedia). Ok, they don’t have pouches. Yes, I knew that.
But I digress.
Now, those who know me will tell you that I’m not the most generous person. That being said, I really appreciate those who are. Charities are good is what I’m saying. And that may seem like an unnecessary thing to say, but I think it needs to be said before I get to my point. The reason why the squirrel is surrounded by fur is...
I’ll let that sink in a for minute..........
“Give your furs back to the animals!”. So, as I understand it, Coats for Cubs takes furs and uses them to make beds for baby animals. I guess they’re trying to make good use out of the killing of animals for fashion but... this seems ever so slightly extreme and, to be honest, a little cannibalistic. I don’t know... if I was an "orphaned and injured wildlife", I wouldn’t want to run the risk of using my murdered mother’s skin as a pillow.
I’d love to hear thoughts. Perhaps in comment form?