In this environment- and wildlife-concious day and age, it is considered in very poor taste to wear real fur. Especially seal fur, which, as we all know, has had seal brains washed off it after poachers club the poor bastards to death. You get fur of a number of animals, most notably mink and seal. Every few years the fashion industry decides that fur is in, then a couple years later they decide that murder is out, and throw fur out again. At least their's is not an industry based on shallowness, vanity and they are not facile. Several species of animal have the fur industry to thank for a decline in number and a slide to endangerment. Many ppl have turned to fake fur for the visual appeal of fur, although it cannot match the natural warmth and comfort of real fur.