Economics be damned: the immorality of fur farming is a greater concern than the potential income it brings. The state of Sao Paulo in Brazil has banned the farming of fur-bearing animals.
According to Asia One, Brazil is one of the largest producers of Chinchilla fur in the world, and the government of Sao Paulo’s new law reads that “all this cruelty makes fashion that uses animal fur immoral and unjustifiable.”
Sao Paulo also banned animal testing for cosmetics, perfumes and personal hygiene products earlier this year.
All this, despite the fact that numerous economic reports are showing a slowing economy in the South American country.
Yet in Canada, where our economy has remained relatively steady despite a drooping manufacturing sector, the first defense the government uses for the fur industry is economics. Money is never reason to willingly and knowingly put animals in inherently inhumane conditions.
Sao Paulo, Brazil, a region struggling to stay afloat, knows this. Why don’t we?