In this vein, the against keeping raccoon dogs as pets.
A Twitter user in Japan on Tuesday shared photos of their pet raccoon dog, called "Tanuki," that soon went viral.
If wikipedia is to work as a testimony of human knowlege, it MUST take into accont all perspectives; and not be moralistic or culturally prejudiced. A young estonian colleague who works in Conservation that I know has a coat which she describes of course as finn raccoon. She was bemused when she read this entry, and fully endorses me writing the response...in fact she gave me the Traffic link. Her words were: "but it is always used for fur; in many areas it is considered pest, in others worshipped...(laughs) but they still use it for fur.....and here they are on wiki trying to pretend it is a pet dog and we are all evil for using it. Maybe we should cut all the forest down in the North and make rape seed oil fields or graze cows instead like you do in England(laughs)and then there would Tanuki be!"
Add by entry poster: I beg your pardon in rushing the wiki entry but felt tht the ovrall artcile needed urgent address in terms of balance. I have indeed quoted the Chinese but that seemed in order as it is of interest as a defense. The video by PETA is unsubstantiated ( still as far as I know where it was filmed remains a mystery...hardly an academic link then) but that was posted. I wish to remain anonymous here but am an academic. This is not really my field but my own research (which I am not allowed to link here in any case) has touched on this. You do your own research on google? I am not very computer literate unfortuantely so cannot work out how to list the references , but the citataions your requested are now linked. If you look at the sources when pressing the links they are evident. Yes I agree it is not very tidy but is much needed here if the overall article is to have any credibility. I agree that the overall entry could be merged to give both sides of the argument. I have given reliable and reputable sources here from conservation anthropological and economic sources. I have also given things like th Chinese govvernment reponse and also the SAGA fur link as it is important to hear their defence; my field is not western fur farming but have visited several fur farms and have seen raccoon dog well treated. It is very easy to claim cruelty when there is a plethaera of propaganda aginst the industry posted on the net. The EEC report by top welfare scientists (who are often used as a source to back up animal welfare propaganda) is massively important here and is balanced.
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Does a raccoon dog (tanuki) make a good pet? - Quora
Raccoon dog fur on coats sold online as "raccoon" by Neiman Marcus, Dillard's and Loehmann's (via Smartbargains. com), and as "rabbit" by Bergdorf Goodman and Footlocker. The brands involved were Andrew Marc, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Bogner and Rocawear. Raccoon dogs are a breed of dog from China, which resemble racoons. Unlike racoons, which are wild and will bite, racoon dogs are gentle and tame and will be loyal pets up until the day they are ready to be skinned.Residents of Blackpool, U.K. for a dog which looks strikingly like a raccoon. Michael McKenna’s pet raccoon dog, Kekei, went missing in Stanley Park, and McKenna is worried that people will think she’s a raccoon or other wild animal.