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Old 07-06-2009, 02:54 AM
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I will never give up my UGGS!!!
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I didn't read all that its way too long. But they don't kill sheep for uggs they shave them. So they are not hurting sheep.
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Y /y not?do u think sheep should be killed?PAWS takes aim at Ugg bootsBy Rachel Dunn Staff Writer Respond to this Story Published: Monday, February 25th, 2008 Photo by StaffThe Princeton Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) stages a protest on the Frist North Lawn against the use of animal skins for clothing. PAWS Vice-President Alex Barnard '09 lies in the snow wearing a fur coat covered in fake blood to demonstrate his opposition to animal cruelty. Defying February’s climatic dictates, students lay in the newly fallen snow on the Frist Campus Center’s North Front Lawn on Friday afternoon, feigning death, wearing coats covered with fake blood and sporting signs that read, “What if you were killed for your coat?”The protest, based on a campaign started by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and organized by the Princeton Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), was designed to raise awareness of animals’ suffering as part of the fashion fur industry. The protest focused on Ugg boots, which are made from sheepskin and are popular among college-age women.In addition to Uggs, which are openly noted as derived from animals, fur marked as fake may not actually be, PAWS vice president Alex Barnard ’09 explained, adding that clothing imported from China is often unregulated, and recent studies indicate that cat and dog fur may be mislabeled as “faux fur.”PAWS hopes to address these issues and change people’s perceptions of fashion through the protest. “We want people to realize that fur, whether it is fake or real, is just ugly, and there’s no reason to wear it at all,” PAWS president Jenny Palmer ’09 said.Princeton is an ideal place for the protest because of fur’s association with social status, Barnard said. “There is a lot of wealth here,” he explained. “There are people who wear animal products here because they can afford them.”While PAWS members see demonstrations such as last Friday’s as pivotal to awakening activism on campus, some students see the protests as unnecessarily graphic.Aly Lopez-Aguiar ’09 noted that while she agrees with PAWS’ mission to decrease the use of fur in fashion, the use of fake blood was “excessive,” she said. “If somebody sees something that graphic, they’re going to be turned off of the issue itself,” she explained. Palmer, however, defended the use of provocative images.“There’s always a risk [of offending people],” she said. “Sometimes there’s a lot of apathy; we need to have these shocking images to force people to recognize that the clothes they choose to wear have an impact on animals’ lives.”Public protests reach a wider audience than the speakers, educational programs and other events that PAWS sponsors, Palmer explained. Protests like the one at Frist aim to alert the public to see the controversy over fur as a “wider issue,” she said.While such demonstrations are perfectly within PAWS’ right to free speech, the graphic nature of the protest might give a negative impression to prospective students and people trying to get a sense of the University, Haley Thompson ’11 said.“There are a lot of people [who saw the demonstration] who aren’t students here, and they might find it offensive,” Thompson explained.For Thompson though, wearing Uggs remains a personal decision, much like being a vegetarian. “You do the same thing when you sit down and eat a hamburger,” Thompson noted. “I don’t feel like it’s all that different, and I’m not a vegetarian.”Seeing the demonstration did not change her mind, she added. “I’m still going to wear my Uggs
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I am proud to say I have never worn Uggs, nor had the desire to. They are ugly and it's horrible that they would do that to sheep to make such a hideous product.
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:54 AM
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Well, i don't like uggs in the first placebut they really dont harm the sheepyou have to shave them or else they get parasites in their fur and they could die. They could also overheat and die that way.So uggs are just a by product. If your going to shave them, why wouldnt you do something productive with it. Just like people have been using it to make wool. Whats wrong with trying to utalize every part of your sheep?Thats like boycotting milk because it comes from cows. Its just using something yo had to get rid of anyway.And for the skin...People kill animals for things like meat and such. Were at the top of the food chain for a reason. Humans were meant to be able to kill all other animals. Besides its not like sheep are endangered. Would you rather they use cow hide?but then again i dont like uggs...
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