Originally Posted by Dieselsmom
Yes I read your post and because I don't know anything about you, I am left to make assumptions based on really no information. So if you have already given up using leather products then I do apologise if your feelings are hurt. As far as your assumption that I am making
myself sick over the issue of leather products that I already have is also an assumption. I am deeply affected by leather and fur use, and for that I will offer no apologies. If you are suggesting that the manufacture of plastic and the ill effects of it make the use of leather qualitatively less problematic, then that is your opinion. My personal opinion of the human race is that we drastically over-rate ourselves, and if the day should come when we no longer exist because we have caused our own demise through nuclear holocaust or environmental cataclysm, then so be it. At least then this jewel of a planet with all its amazing built in checks and balances will have a chance to heal itself. That is simply how I feel.
I'm afraid you're still misunderstanding me. I think it's my fault for misusing pronouns. I'll try and explain again, because I'm pretty sure we don't really differ that much in our opinions.
You posted, "Does that mean you would wear it if it wasn't so cold? Maybe you would be less inclined to keep the darn thing if you looked at a video on youtube about leather production India which I understand is where a huge portion of leather today comes from."
I didn't think you were making yourself sick about leather, but rather that cstadt would make themselves sick if they watched a video as you suggested. Perhaps too sick to make use of the coat again. One of the things that makes me most upset about suffering is it being ultimately pointless. I doubt I will ever knowingly or willingly buy new leather again, but I make the utmost use of the items I still have, because the idea of not doing so makes me feel sick. However, I do
recognise that some people are sickened by leather itself, and couldn't do what I do, and I do respect that.
I don't think that leather-making can be justified by the pollution by plastic-manufacture, but I believe use of items that you already have
can be. It seems more ethical than throwing the product of all that suffering in the bin.