I am glad to hear that, though I am a vegan myself and also stay away from recycled fur. For me it has to do with the signals we give - by wearing fur, old or new, we tell others that it is an acceptable fashion, and others can't know if it is second hand or not. But of course, there is always a problem also with faux fur and leather - others can't always tell if it is real or not, especially with faux leather, and I still use it. So it is not always easy to know where to draw the line!
Ah, if it is a professional photoshoot and you get paid for it can be a problem. I work at a elementary school, and can't refuse to feed the children meat either. Though I hope more and more people in the fashion world realize that fur is unacceptable!