Snake skin Body Painting

Fur & Skin

 

It’s convenient to claim
That they do not mind.
But what if they do respond
And experience their torture
Just like people would?

Absolutely nothing wants to
End its life, as a source
Of attire or whatever
The valuable commodity
It is expected to become.

Which mother would,
In her right mind,
Be willing to have a child
That is bludgeoned to death
For the fur coat it’s born in.

And for their babies,
Left in the cold for dead
While their coats are sold
At some exorbitant prices,
To be worn by the wealthy.

What being with feelings
Would ever welcome
The peeling of the skin
From their family members,
To be dried as leather.

Or look forward to
The tanning and dyeing
And chemically cleaning,
For apparel and accessories
Made of their own hide.

But because high end buyers
Have never seen or heard
The tears and bawling,
That enables the making
Of their up market products.

They separate themselves
By claiming not to be
Using and abusing other species,
Who are just casualties
Of fashionable advancement.

Knowing full well that
All beings need their covering,
Having better reasons than given
For robbing them in the first place
Of what they can’t live without.

But still falling for the fallacy
Of the status attached to
Things made from exotic skin.
And plus its easier to act as if
Its more important to us than them.

How could it be ethical
To own and wear the fur and skin
Of other living breathing beings.
The highest price of that product
Is the life that’s taken for it.

It’s convenient to claim
That they do not mind.
But what if they do respond
And experience their torture
Just like people would?

Ria 2016

(Maybe leaving wildlife out of your wardrobe is not a bad idea. Even if only to spare the life of those animals who die for that purpose because they are not human.)

PETA Poster 1
Whose Skin Are You In?

 

PETA Poster 2
Wearing Exotic Skins Kills
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