In the words of the Nov. 29 article by Diane Reischel, ". . . Actress Donna Mills, swathed in an ermine and Russian lynx coat . . . " is quoted as saying "I don't like the idea of animals being trapped" ("Furs for Men and Women Depart From Traditional").
So humane of her. Chances are, however, this is exactly the way her wrap was obtained.
It appears that Mills prefers "ranched furs." Ranch brings to mind visions of playful days in some idyllic meadow under the warm sun, surrounded by the smell of sweet grasses.
Alas, dear Donna, are you aware that the ranched pelts you don are the God-given skins of miserable creatures which spent their entire, short lives in small wire cages, never seeing the sun, sometimes physically deformed, often so powerless that they resort to self-mutilation?
And if, Donna, you believe that these beings--whose only "sin" was to be born with a natural pelt greedily envied by man--are humanely killed, think again.