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Fur - To Wear or Not to Wear?

Fur used to be something only your granny would wear, but nowadays it's draped around the shoulders of models and celebs, who are getting slammed by anti-fur groups for condoning cruelty to animals just so they can look glamorous. So the question is - should people be a fur friend or foe?

Fur - Celebrities Who Wear Fur

Fur was hugely popular in the '70s and '80s, but it's back in a big way among the 18-25 year-old crowd. So you're probably not suprised that Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton have picked up on the fur trend! The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) named Paris the worst dressed of 2005 for wearing the most fur coats of any celebrity, and also labelled her an "heirhead" for saying she's an animal lover, yet wearing their skins on her back! Jennifer Lopez, whose Sweetface clothing line uses A LOT of fur, has also been targeted by animal rights groups. Although none of these celebs have defended themselves over their love of fur, pro-fur peeps say that animals in fur farms are treated well so it's okay to wear 'em.

Fur - Celebrities Who Protest Fur

The biggest enemy of fur-wearers is the animal rights group, PETA. They use high-profile celebrities like Charlize Theron, Pamela Anderson and Paul McCartney's ex-wife, Heather Mills, to speak out against the torture and murder of animals in the name of fashion. PETA has scored victories by getting major retailers like TOPSHOP, Forever 21 and J. Crew to stop selling fur items - and scored messes by pelting flour bombs at Paris Hilton when she was in London!

Fur - Furry (But Not Quite So Fuzzy) Facts

  • Each year, more than 40 million animals are killed for their fur.
  • Fur-bearing animals include foxes, minks, rabbits, beavers and raccoons.
  • To kill animals without damaging their fur, trappers will strangle, beat, or stomp them to death. Animals on fur farms are gassed, poisoned, electrocuted, or have their necks snapped.
  • Ranch-raised animals live in cages about 2 feet square, with up to four animals per cage.
  • There is no federal law that regulates the killing of animals raised for fur.
  • It can take up to 40 animals to make one fur coat.
  • Click here to check out what Kidzworld members have to say about the fur issue!

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Would You Wear Fur?

  • Sure - it's soft and beautiful, so why not?
  • Absolutely not!!!
  • I'd wear a fur-trimmed jacket, but not a whole fur coat.
  • I would only wear faux fur.

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PotterDrinksWater
While engagement isn't illegal for juveniles, marriage is as you can already tell. Judging by your feelings, I don't think the relationship will last long enough for him to be able to wait. I heard some courts will allow it, depending on location. Knowing whether her engagement is okay is a tricky thing. She seems pretty confident in the relationship. As for your own feelings, how well do you know him? Do you have any knowledge about him outside their love life? Do her parents know anything about him? If you don't now the answers, don't be afraid to ask them to her or her parents. I'm also a 16-year-old girl and I don't feel comfortable with it. Many young adults have a hard time understanding the transition from  teen to adult, but if he's put his problems on her, that's a bad sign. I don't think 5 months is long enough in my opinion and I think this could lead to making bad habits in a relationship. I appreciate that you're trying to help your friend be safe. Hopefully some of her closest people will help her with you. They don't necessarily have to steer her against him, but they should help guide her into deciding what's best ad how to carry on from that.
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CaptJolee
CaptJolee posted in Friends:
I don't even think that legal for a adult to marry a teen I think you should ask that part to make sure my theory is correct
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Boysrock50
Boysrock50 posted in Friends:
Do your parents know her parents? Maybe you could get your parents to speak to hers. Or if not, maybe tell her parents yourself that you're concerned. Try speaking to her and making sure she's 100% sure about what she's doing?
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KittyChes16
KittyChes16 posted in Friends:
So last year my friend got engaged at the age of sixteen to a guy of twenty-one and they only dated for 5 months at the time. I'm afraid she's making a mistake. They're still together, but her guy seems like he has a temper and might get abusive in the future.  What should I do? 
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DaEpicMuffin
DaEpicMuffin posted in Style:
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