Wearing the skin of another animal – an animal forced to live in a cramped, filthy cage before having the hide ripped from his or her back – is a pretty gruesome fashion choice.
The only “statement” it makes is that the wearer has a total lack of regard for animals’ suffering.
Yet, globally, humans kill millions of animals a year in the name of fashion. In addition to foxes and minks, the fur industry’s victims include 1 billion rabbits and 2 million cats and dogs each year. These animals are sometimes skinned while they are still alive, and their hearts may continue beating for five to 10 minutes after their bloody bodies are tossed aside by fur farm workers. Other animals languish for days in traps or are gassed, beaten or electrocuted.
Chinese fur farms have become notorious for their cruelty. But did you know that this barbaric practice is also happening much closer to home?
Fur farming is already illegal in the UK and many other countries, but Ireland has yet to outlaw this horrific industry.
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