The industrious European fur breeders of the European Fur Breeders' Association need to learn to dial it back just a bit. A smidgen less... enthusiasm would serve them well. We're uncomfortable giving them pointers, but their videos look like hoaxes or something we might have cooked up just to make the EFBA's position look even worse.
We've seen footage before where animals speak about their yearnings and their fears in their own voices, and, far from grounding us in a comforting reality, they only make our skin crawl and our bowels loosen. What begins as an attempt at cinéma vérité becomes cinéma putréfié, as the cognizant beings patiently explain their eagerness to die.
Fred the mink gets the ball rolling.
"...nice farmers and vets take care of us," he says—and they sure do take care of them!—"and we are useful to people!"
And then things get a little personal when Fred points out the real value of his friends Simone the chicken and Lola the cow:
Where the EFBA's little videos compound the insanity is in their central, axiomatic proposition that because raising and killing animals for their meat is ordained by the animals themselves, there can be no legitimate objection to raising and killing animals for their fur. It's logic so simple even (only?) a child could embrace it!
After all, there's no difference...
(Thanks to Dr. Mrs. Suicidefood for the referral.)
Addendum: If you really need to watch one of these videos, knock yourself out.
Addendum 2: Enjoy a suicide-clothing digression from four and a half years ago.