Fur is a body hair of any non-human mammal, also known as the pelage. The Red Fox ( Vulpes vulpes) is a Mammal of the order Carnivora. Mammals ( class Mammalia) are a class of Vertebrate Animals characterized by the presence of Sweat glands, including sweat glands In Mammals pelage is the Hair, Fur, or Wool that covers the Animal. It may consist of short ground hair, long guard hair, and, in some cases, medium awn hair. Down hairs, also called the ground hairs, are the very fine fluffy hairs closest to the Skin on some Mammals The hairs are short and crimped Guard hairs are the longest most coarse hairs in a Mammal 's coat forming the topcoat (or outer coat) Awn hairs are the intermediate Hairs in a mammal's coat They are shorter than the Guard hairs and longer than the Down hairs They help with insulation
Mammals with reduced amounts of fur are often called "naked", as in The Naked Ape, naked mole rat, and naked dogs. The naked mole rat ( Heterocephalus glaber) also known as the sand puppy, or desert mole rat is a burrowing Rodent native to parts A hairless dog is a Dog with a genetic disposition for hairlessness An animal with commercially valuable fur is known within the fur industry as a furbearer. The fur trade is a worldwide industry dealing in the acquisition and sale of animal Fur. (See fur clothing). Fur clothing is Clothing made entirely of or partially of the Fur of animals
The acquisition and use of fur is controversial. Animal welfare advocates object to the trapping and killing of wildlife, and the confinement and killing of animals on fur farms. Animal welfare refers to the viewpoint that it is morally acceptable for humans to use nonhuman animals for food in animal research, as clothing and in entertainment Fur farming is the practice of breeding or raising certain types of Animals for their Fur. More than 40 million animals are killed worldwide each year for their fur, 30 million of them on fur farms.
Fur usually consists of two main layers:
In clothing, fur is basically leather with the hair retained for its insulating properties. Fur clothing is Clothing made entirely of or partially of the Fur of animals Such has long served as a source of clothing for humans, especially in colder climates. Modern cultures continue to wear natural fiber fur and fur trim and for many, such natural fibers are preferred alternatives to synthetic clothing from petrochemicals.
Animal furs used in garments and trim may be dyed bright colors or to mimic exotic animal patterns, or shorn down to imitate the feel of a soft velvet fabric. The term "a fur" is often used to refer to a fur coat, wrap, or shawl.
Common animal sources for fur clothing and fur trimmed accessories include fox, rabbit, mink, beavers, ermine, otters, sable, seals, cats, dogs, coyotes, and chinchilla. SABLE is an XML Markup language used to annotate texts for Speech synthesis. Pinnipeds ("fin-feet" lit "winged feet" or fin-footed mammals are a widely distributed and diverse group of semi-aquatic marine Mammals comprising The coyote (kaɪˈoʊti ˈkaɪoʊt ( Canis latrans) also known as the prairie wolf, is a Mammal of the order Carnivora Chinchillas are rabbit-sized Crepuscular Rodents native to the Andes mountains in South America. The import and sale of seal products was banned in the US in 1972 over conservation concerns about Canadian seals. While there is no market in the US for products produced by incorporating utilization into feral animal control programs, the import, export and sales of domesticated cat and dog fur was banned in the U. S. under the Dog and Cat Protection Act of 2000. 
The manufacturing of fur clothing involves obtaining animal pelts where the hair is left on the animal's processed skin. In contrast, leather made from involves removing the hair from the hide or pelt and using only the leather. Leather is a material created through the Tanning of hides and Skins of Animals primarily Cattlehide The Tanning process The use of wool involves shearing the animal's hair from the living animal, so that the wool can be regrown but sheepskin shearling is a fur made by retaining the fleece to the leather and shearing it. Wool is the fiber derived from the specialized skin cells called follicles of animals in the Caprinae family principally sheep, but the hair of certain species Shearling is used for boots, jackets and coats and is probably the most common fur worn.
Fur is also used to make felt. A common felt is made from beaver hair and is used in high-end cowboy hats.
Fake fur or "faux fur" designates any synthetic material that mimics the appearance and feel of real fur, without the use of animal products. Fake fur, also called fun fur or faux fur, is any material made of Synthetic fibers designed to resemble Fur, normally as part of a piece Synthetic fibers are the result of extensive research by Scientists to improve upon naturally occurring Animal and plant It is not renewable or biodegradable, and there are mounting concerns about its ecological footprint. Plastic Bags on Our Backs
Animal welfare advocates object to the trapping and killing of wildlife, and the confinement and killing of animals on fur farms. Fur farming is the practice of breeding or raising certain types of Animals for their Fur. The fur trade is a worldwide industry dealing in the acquisition and sale of animal Fur. Animal welfare refers to the viewpoint that it is morally acceptable for humans to use nonhuman animals for food in animal research, as clothing and in entertainment Fur farming is the practice of breeding or raising certain types of Animals for their Fur. More than 40 million animals are killed worldwide each year for their fur.
The soft, warm texture of fur appeals to many people; for some, the attraction becomes a fur fetishism, a fetishistic attraction to people wearing fur, or in certain cases, to the fur garments themselves.