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Judgment on a Past Time In reading the selection Dream of a Long Fur Coat by Barbra Drews I noticed that not all people view the world the same way In this selection the author feels that animals that are trapped or raised in pins are being wrongly killed for the use of their fur She justifies her reasons for feeling this way by over exaggerating the events that lead to the processing of fur Barbra Drews clearly explains how iron traps the most common traps used by trappers do their part in killing the animal The author shows this by explaning that live animals caught in traps suffer greatly The author draws support to her case by using quotations from famous people such as Cleveland Amory Amory is quoted in the selection to say until the leghold trap is outlawed any woman who wears a fur has on her back 150 hours of torture This is an opinion that has no factual evidence to back it Drews also feels that it is immoral to raise fur bearing animals because they are prevented from carrying on their life as the would in nature However she fails to mention that common animals such as cattle goats pigs ducks geese and sheep have been domesticated to live in pins the same ways that animals being used for fur are being domesticated She also forgets to tell her audience that these animals were once wild animals captured and bred for food and clothing in the same way the fur bearing animal are Drew also states as high as 95 of all animals trapped are non-target animals Trapping is like playing a hand of blackjack The intent when playing blackjack is to get a blackjack every time This is unrealistic because many times a person can win with something other than that The same goes for trapping Just because the trap was set for
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