:rolli: I had to roll my eyes at this, but I'm posting it so ya'll can suffer too
Animal rights group criticizes skater for fox fur on costume.
The animal rights people:“She did what I asked her to. It wasn’t her choice to make me a costume with fur,” Weir said. “At least directly come to me and yell at me. Don’t attack my peeps.”
Weir said he understands the groups’ objections, but he doesn’t share their point of view.
Besides, he’s not the only skater wearing animal skin products.
“Every skater is wearing skates made out of cow,” Weir said. “Maybe I’m wearing a cute little fox while everyone else is wearing cow, but we’re all still wearing animals.”
I definitely agree with the guy. How do people focus so hard on foxes when they're wearing other animals and nothing has been done about it?“He’s a role model for a lot of people, including other skaters,” said Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals. “When he makes fun of the suffering of animals that are consumed for this frivolous fashion industry and whose lives are sacrificed so he can wear little tufts of fur on his outfit, that’s fair game for comment.”
I don't see Friends of Animals writing to farmers telling them to go back to the way crops used to be harvested because thousands and thousands of insects, spiders, snakes, and field animals are killed in cultivation, and I don't see a bunch of other skaters getting letters saying to switch their skates.. but these "activists" focus on one tiny, insignificant detail and tear it apart so absolutely.
How can people with such a narrow mindset hold their heads so high?