Re: The Paradox of Tolerance summarizes my opinion:
If you need a fur coat how it is needless? We're talking about killing for killings sake, not for warmth.
Despite the exceedingly clear risk of starting up another tangent, you don't need to kill an animal to get a warm coat nowadays so yes, I'd call that needless. But, as I said, this is getting as much off target as Bing search results..