We watch magnificent whales jumping and splashing in the ocean behind our house. Recently I was part of a huge lobby which pressured the government of Canada to pass a law prohibiting whales and dolphins to be held in captivity. Like you, I am against mistreatment of animals, and generally support animal rights groups such as PETA.
However, PETA and have agreed to disagree on the issue of my scarf. ( I only own one scarf). The scarf was made in France. It took 18 months to produce, from start to finish. I have enjoyed wearing this scarf, a gift from my husband, since 1999. It still looks brand new. However, PETA insists that I should be ashamed of myself for wearing my scarf, since it is made of silk. I should feel extreme remorse, since unborn silk moths were sacrificed in the making of silk.
I asked PETA if it were preferable that I buy many scarves made of polyester, a manmade material related to plastic. Such scarves are often manufactured by workers earning extremely low wages, in atrocious working conditions in third world countries.
I shall continue to lobby that all God’s creatures be treated humanely. However, I shall continue to wear my silk scarf, my husband’s gift to me.