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Fox Fur on New Headphones?

Fox Fur on New Headphones?

Oscar de la Renta, one of the world’s leading fashion designers, is selling headphones in collaboration with Dr. Dre with luxe silver fox fur. PETA wrote a letter to Dr. Dre stressing the importance of not using fur, “With so many fashionable, cruelty-free materials available these days, we hope that you will keep animals in mind and choose not to use fur or exotic skins in your collection.”

Priced at $695, it seems unlikely the fur would be fake. If one wanted warmer ears while wearing headphones outdoors, a headband containing no animal products and costing a mere 10 or 20 bucks would do the trick nicely.

Equally distasteful is the falsehood being perpetuated from various websites about the fur-covered headphones, that fur is cool or fashionable. A New York Times affiliated blog called The Get, calls the product “season’s coolest (or coziest, depending how you look at it)” and beyond fabulous. Another site says they “look dope as hell.” Luckymag.com says, “The luxe combination of toasty ears and tuneage costs $695—and is totally worth the splurge.” Anyone with some sense can see that such a product shouldn’t be super expensive, nor should it involve the deaths of innocent animals. Yet What’s Haute still calls them the most luxurious headphones ever.

It is truly sad these fashion websites continue promoting the use of fur, and seem oblivious to the suffering of animals.

Image Credit: Zefram

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1:27PM PST on Nov 6, 2012

Sorry Winn A - your post must've come up while I was still writing mine ..... I wasn't copying !!
Thanks Millie B and Teresa C for alerting me to the existence of the petition !!

1:23PM PST on Nov 6, 2012

Apart from the obvious ethical problems I have with this ..... IF HUMANS WERE MEANT TO HAVE FUR THEY WOULD'VE BEEN BORN WITH IT ..... can you imagine how you would keep the fur clean ???? (you couldn't wash it or send it to the "cleaners", unless it's detachable!).

6:10PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

Thanks you, Millie B., for the heads-up on the petition.
Signed and posted to fb.

4:23PM PDT on May 30, 2012

If you weren't born with fur you shouldn't be wearing it or purchasing it.

2:02PM PDT on May 30, 2012

I can't find the petition.

2:01PM PDT on May 30, 2012

Horrible!

1:00PM PST on Mar 5, 2012

Thanks for posting will need to find this petition and sign it.

9:29AM PST on Jan 28, 2012

terrible

10:09AM PST on Jan 18, 2012

sad news, thanks for sharing :(

6:24PM PST on Jan 14, 2012

Just signed the petition which is on Care2 and entitled Stop Selling Fox Fur Headphones.

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