Now, I don’t know John Mayer, but I imagine that for him, as it is with most people, he wouldn’t (knowingly) wear a dog or a cat. But yet somehow people like John Mayer justify mistreating and exploiting other animals for the sake of a coat or another article of clothing. A very ugly coat at that. But even if the coat was gorgeous, I’d still shake my head at this blatant speciesist behavior. It is problematic to believe that it’s okay to spare one species, e.g. dogs, from being a fur coat, but thinking it’s okay to torture, skin, and kill another. Animals are not ours to be worn. If you believe they are, then you are a speciesist, and if so, you should think about where, and why, you draw your ethical lines at which species it is appropriate to cause harm to. At dogs? At cats? Foxes? Bunnies? Snakes?
Please educate yourself, John Mayer, on the reality and ultra-cruelty that is fur farming.
If you’re in the NYC/NJ area, please come out with us, Caring Activists Against Fur, for our anti-fur protests. The schedule for our upcoming protests is posted here.