I just found out, from a thread at knithappens.com forum (under "Everything Else", for all of you who want to take a look) that a brand of yarn called Fur Yarn
is made by killing animals.
Paula Lishman's exclusive, patented yarn is made from genuine fur pelts -- sheared beaver,fox , mink, and muskrat. The pelts are hand cut into a narrow, 1/8 " (2.5 mm) wide strip.
This strip is re-enforced with colour-matched cotton and twisted, so the leather is on the inside covering the cotton, with the fur radiating outwards from the centre.
People at that forum have tried to contact the magazines that have ads for yarn made out of fur and to protest against it. One member got back a response that the animals were killed humanely. Humanely how?! If you want to help out, everyone who opposes this (and I hope all of you do) please send e-mails ect. to the magazines that have these ads, and maybe even the company itself. Killing animals for a no reason at all is wrong. Please try to prevent this!