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Tokyo Disneyland bans all fur items

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Tokyo Disneyland has banned all fur items for good, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia said in a press release Thursday.

According to complaints received by PETA, Tokyo Disneyland vendors were selling items such as bags and hats made with fox and rabbit fur.

"Disneyland made the right choice because there's no place for fur and the suffering it entails at a park that's synonymous with fun," says PETA Asia Director Jason Baker. "We're asking entertainment venues and retailers worldwide to follow Disneyland's lead by going fur-free."

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Great idea. Fur frillls are really very tacky.

But now, what about leather? Where do you draw the line?

(I know where I draw my line. I like my leather. I accept that I am a hypocrite.)

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A bit of a misleading headline. They didn't ban fur, they banned sales of fur. The headline makes it sound as if visitors wearing fur would be turned away or something.

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I thought they banned anyone with fur also, that would have been huge!

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Fur is ugly. It's a dead animal that you're wearing on your back.

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To some peoples, such as Eskimos, fur is vital. But for anything else - barbaric, especially in an age when you can get synthetics.

I personally like wearing shorts made out of minke whaleskin and a hat made out of a dolphin's face with the snout pointing upwards for effect, but that's just me.

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Apart from the barbarism, fur looks horribly tacky and nouveau rich. I have images of Zsa Zsa Gabor.

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Unfortunate and ridiculous decision by Disney, caving to PETA. What's next, liberating Mickey and friends from the exploitative entertainment of us humans?

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I have images of Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Yuk! Now I'm seeing her too. Thanks for that!

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I have images of Raquel Welch. Yowzah!

Certain people dislike furs. That's fine, it's their personal choice. Other people dislike the droopy-pants crack-exposing style.

What's next PETA? Will leather be banned next? Will it stop when even grass skirts and coconut coverings become cruelty to plants? Lunatics.

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@Fukuppy

I understand how you feel.

Images of dolphin hats, even with snoust attached, would be better than Zsa Zsa Gabor.

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Good on Disney for removing one bit of inexcusable inane horror from the Magic Kingdom.

Certain people dislike furs.

I love furs. Up and moving about, occupied by their original and rightful owner, with a properly working little heart beating inside.

Other people dislike the droopy-pants crack-exposing style.

How many little furry creatures get skinned (often while still alive) to feed the droopy-pants crack-exposing style?

Will leather be banned next?

As long as the animals providing the leather are also providing meat and are not being raised and killed solely for their skins, probably not. It would be nice, though. Better still if instead of needing to be banned, the bottom fell out of the skin market due to the customer developing a healthy aversion to wearing bits of dead body on their person.

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You might care to know that a lot of the "fur" people are wearing is actually dog fur. And, like Cleo said, they skin the dogs alive. I've seen the vids from China. It's horrible, cuz they're still alive afterward.

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@sensei258

"Dog fur"... that cracked me up. And if you saw the same vids of China as I did.... those were rabbits no dogs. Horrible thing though

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I'm reasonably sure I know the difference between a dog and a rabbit, fur on or not.

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This is very strange. Of all the dead animal products available at Disneyland, what makes this one different? And why is that simple relevant contention not being discussed?

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Wait is Mickey an Minnie mouse rats? I thought they had furxalso lmao

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Does this include fake ones too?

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While I personally find this decision pitiful, its the right of Disneyland to sell the items of their choosing.

I also have the right to use my entertainment dollars the way I see fit, and knowing that Disney caves in to lobbyists like peta is just one more reason for me to avoid the most boring place on earth.

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Strangerland stated A bit of a misleading headline. They didn't ban fur, they banned sales of fur. The headline makes it sound as if visitors wearing fur would be turned away or something.

So, I went back to the article. He is right (as usually). Visitors are not prohibited. Cold and cold winter, fur or/and leather is must in Tokyo. So, mink or/and leather coat owners do not have to worry. Fox and Rabbit? Disneyland in Anaheim is warm (not as hor as Las Vegas, but warm) that no one wear furs to go to Disneyland there, Just long sleeves in winter. Tokyo is cold and snow sometimes.

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To be realistic, what is needed at this time is not total bans. Considering the fact that leather goods will no doubt still be one sale (what is the effective difference between leather and fur?) what is needed are assurances that the animal lived a reasonably long and happy life and died quickly and painlessly. The number of animals we kill for all sorts of things that do no live and die such easily dwarfs those killed for their fur alone.

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what is needed are assurances that the animal lived a reasonably long and happy life and died quickly and painlessly

You can be reasonably well assured that the animals that die to produce the meaningless trinkets sold in souvenir shops lived short, brutal lives and died slowly and painfully.

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There is no ethical difference between fur and leather. If you want to ban the former then you must be in favour of banning the latter too. Furthermore, you must also be in favour of banning all meat. In other words only vegetarians and vegans can oppose fur without being hypocrites.

My own view is that there is nothing wrong with fur, provided that the animals were kept and killed humanely.

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