There are several valid counterarguments for the idea that vintage fur is somehow better than fur in the current industry. To some within fashion, vintage fur is to blame for the renewed interest in fur because of shows like "Sex and the City" showcasing vintage fur and influencing the popularity of the fur market.
Even though the fur is older and was not produced recently, why is it still okay to flounce around an animal that was brutally killed a few decades ago? Many animals rights activists claim there really is no distinction between the past and the present. Vintage fur may be "vintage," but it still has real consequences in the world, especially when displayed in the media as positive and encouraged. The concept that it is more humane to pick it out of your mother's closet than buy fur today is illogical.