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Forget fur

Dear Editor:

It seems to me Aspen was once a stronghold and an important hub for anti-fur activity (“Fashion, function, fur,” Dec. 30).

My, how quickly we forget about the tortured animals when the big dough comes rolling in and the exploitation begins. Nowadays fur fashion is being condoned, usually in the name of charity, by local newspapers, local TV stations, former politicians, and everyone else who thrives to be seen hob-knobbing with the so-called “in crowd.” Fur seems to be the focus of every activity laid out to attract the Range Rover rich. We even have our own Aspen fur fancier website for those that can’t get enough by just reading those obnoxious adds that clutter our local media.

I’m not sure how or when Basso and the rest of these fur pushers snuck into town but they seem to be everywhere. One of these mom and pop “dead animal boutiques” even advertises furs for children. Well, that’s starting them off right, huh? Give me a fricken break!

Be careful, all you people in the fur business, all you designers, all you event planners and all you clueless monkey-see-monkey-do socialites who purchase these products. John Denver IS watching you.

Don Dixon

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