I totally had deja vu about this thread...weird... Anyway, I hate when people talk about faux meats, snack packs, and soy this and that. The only fake meat I ever eat is some "bacon" that I put on my "blt's" (Toast, peanut butter, tomatoes, spinach, and "bacon" - Really good!) I don't use any fake cheeses or anything like that. The only "fake" stuff I really use is earth balance instead of butter...which I can't see how it could be any worse for you than butter, and almond milk instead of milk. I highly doubt that these "substitutions" are negatively affecting me.
Oysters are just nasty, look at them.
The only time that I think I would be okay using wool is if I was going out to my back yard and shearing my own sheep because it was necessary for their health and happiness. If this were the case, I would use it to make items for my own use only. Like a comment on the article said, I don't think that you should trust someone when they claim they are doing things ethically. After all, many people look at Horizon as an ethical company because the milk is organic etc. I'm sure they would be surprised if they really knew how the company runs. Bottom line, unless I can ensure that the wool is "ethical", I don't want to use it.
When people make the argument for consuming milk, eggs, etc if the animals are well taken care of I still don't think that it's ours to take. Like many people have pointed out, even if I had a chicken in my back yard that was producing eggs everyday a) I still wouldn't want to eat the egg, yuck and b) it is beneficial for the chicken to eat the egg . And milk is still being produced for one reason - to help babies grow and fatten up. Last time I checked...most people aren't looking to fatten up...
And leather, no matter how old, is still dead.