The book resource selected for this review is called The Cultural Politics of Fur. Author Julia Emberley (1997) examines the topic of fur and its relationship with politics and how those two concepts have influenced one another. Emberley (1997) looks at these issues in global and historical contexts, tracing the history of the fur trade and how it became controversial and the activities of animal rights activists. The book considers different kinds of fur and their uses. Emberley (1997) focuses special attention on fur’s role in the fashion industry and how fur has become a symbol for luxury and glamour.
The article source is called “Animals, Ethics and Public Policy.” Author Robert Garner (2010) talks about the moral, ethical, and political controversies associated with fur and animal rights. Garner (2010) describes and critiques the ethics of fur and fur-related policies, discussing how human rights and suffering always seem to overthrow animal rights and suffering, making human issues seem more tragic. For Garner, the issue comes to sentience and how policy is influenced by concepts of sentience rather than life or liberty. Overall, Garner’s argument is about protecting the rights of animals and not sacrificing their rights because of human interests.
The website is a page on the Humane Society International Australia’s site. It discusses the fur trade in the context of fashion. The page provides many facts about the fur trade and how cruel it is. It presents the demands for different kinds of fur, where that fur is in demand, and the cruelty involved in harvesting that fur. The page clearly represents the problem as a global issue and points out the worst offenders in the fur trade. It also provides web resources for ethical fur resources and sites as well as petitions, updates, and news on the issue.