It's horrifying, I know but it does make some sense right?
I've never liked any animals, except an interest in sharks stemming from watching Jaws at a much younger age than the rating suggested. I've had birds - chicks, a partridge, parakeets, and I even briefly owned a kitten (that I would not touch)...but I am deathly distrustful of dogs - not scared - I will cross the street if I see one. And if you're wondering, like an 8 year old acquaintance of mine, I have absolutely negative infinity interest in facing my uh, "not fear - just dislike coupled with suspicion".
Moving on. About four years ago, I had to do a presentation on Circuses. It started out with a revulsion for clowns that soon left me more shocked and afraid by the handling of the animal "entertainers." All of a sudden the image of the Lion Tamer brandishing his whip against the proverbial King of the Jungle was the most macabre scene I had witnessed in years (and as only one other person in the world knows, I have an obsession with researching very macabre topics).
For example, I have always enjoyed watching Animals in Captivity Attack.
I know that it's harsh, but really there is absolutely no need for humans to capture KILLER whales and abuse them for entertainment - I don't care how great the conditions are - it's against the laws of nature to try and bend these wild creatures to our will, so why do they face being put down if they act on their instincts? Shout out to Siegfried and Roy for not killing that tiger that got too frisky.
I try and avoid zoos in favor of sanctuaries and safaris and aquariums are the absolute worst. You want to see animals? Watch Nature, Discovery, etc.
Because of my new found concern for animals - still not completely an animal right's person - I am very against the use of animals for fashion: testing, fur, etc. Unless you're looking to survive by eating a rabbit and then wearing it's pelt to stave off frost bite, leave Thumper alone!
I am also now, slowly turning away from leather. I do own bags of calf skin, which I don't regret so much because cows are like, everywhere. Crocodile is a big no no, I know they're evil, soulless, eating machines but they are so much cooler than cows or lambs.
Clearly I am still sorting through my views, and until I take a firm stand, there's always pleather(!)
I love the leather details that have been everywhere since last Fall, not at all ready to let go of this trend. And I was "extremely interested" at first sight when I saw the Kate Spade Fall 2013 Taxi, Off Duty Clutch. I need to plan a trip to NYC so I can hail a cab with it. Ha!
Kate Spade Taxi/Off Duty Clutch
Warehouse Faux Leather Full Skirt,
Forever 21 Faux Leather Collar Full Sleeve White Shirt,
Atmosphere Grey Cardigan,
Zara pointed toe heels,
Calvin Klein Opaque Ribbed Tights,
Topshop Double Gold Chain. (NO, NOT 2 CHAINS!)