No animal should be skinned alive to use for humans. That video posted by fliss0195 is awful. Animals are living things, and do not deserve that kind of treatment. We don't skin humans alive, so how can you do it to animals? I think all fur should be banned, for the animal's sake.
Anyone that agrees or wears fur is either naive of callous. People either do not care or do not want to hear the truth, animals that we think of as pets like dogs are trapped in awful conditions in tiny steel cages with no food or water left to bleed to death, be electrocuted bludgeoned or SKINNED ALIVE. Watch this video to find out the truth: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=3yl7j7wOPZw
Fur can likely never be completely banned as a whole. However, everyone should be discouraged from wearing the more exclusive furs. Already, it is not very accepted by most of society for people to wear fur when only the animal's pelt is "consumed" (such as with chinchilla and mink), i.e., the higher-class furs. However, with some animals, like sheep, cattle, and rabbits, the meat is also utilized, making it actually less wasteful to also find a use for the hide. When fur is a by product of another industry, utilizing it is not wasteful, but rather a good use of resources.