Greenwash Watch: Fur is Green

That statement is probably true..if you're a mink. If you can get over the fact that amimals are being raised in cages and electrocuted or trapped, drowned or beaten to death, one might be able to apply all the environmental buzzwords like "natural, renewable, recyclable, biodegradable and energy efficient." They have done their green homework and hit every buzzword. They even note that faux furs are mostly made from petrochemicals.

"Simply put, to protect our natural environment for future generations, products we buy should not damage the "ecosystems" (air, water, land and the interconnected web of diverse flora and fauna) that we and other species depend upon for survival."

Fortunately PETA is there to slop some paint over the green claims.

"It takes more than 60 times as much energy to produce a fur coat from ranch-raised animals than it does to produce a fake fur. Plus, the waste produced on fur farms poisons our waterways. And don't forget unlike faux fur, the "real thing" causes millions of animals to suffer every year."

Congratulations to the Fur Council of Canada for setting a new standard in greenwashing at ::Furisgreen via ::Hippyshopper, who calls it "barmy"

Tags: Canada | Fur | Greenwashing