THE FUR TRADE IS A CRUEL AND UNNECESSARY INDUSTRY

 

Background

  • Each year, approximately 40 million animals are killed worldwide for fur – 30 million raised on fur farms and 10 million killed in the wild, often via traps. Animals include foxes, rabbits, minks, chinchillas, cats and dogs.
  • It is unlikely the buyer of a fur garment or trinket is aware of the extent of the suffering behind their purchase.

Fur Farms

  • Animals are confined in tiny cages anddenied any form of natural behaviour. Their instincts don’t go away and they are driven insane: incessant pacing, and often resorting to cannibalism and self-mutilation.
  • Kept in wire cages with wire floors, their faeces and urine fall through the bars onto the animals in the cages below.
  • To enhance profits and keep fur intact, killing methods used are cheap and crude: anal or vaginal electrocution, skinning alive, gassing, and neck breaking.

Fur Traps

  • Caught in cruel leg-hold traps, animals can die in great pain from starvation or thirst while waiting for the trapper.
  • Many attempt escape by gnawing off their trapped limb.
  • If found alive, death comes in the form of bludgeoning, suffocation or stomping on the animal’s vital organs

The Use Of Cats & Dogs

  • Beware faux fur – it could be made of budget fur sources such as dog or cat without your knowing.
  • One doesn’t know whether cheap fur used for trimmings, linings, trinkets or toys comes from dogs or cats. The mislabeling of products is a common practice

How Can You Help?

  • Don’t buy fur or fur-trimmed products.
  • Express your aversion to shops that sell fur products.
  • Be an advocate for animals. Advise your friends and family about the real cruelty behind the fur trade.
  • Support local clothing brands that don’t use real or fake fur.
  • Contact us for support or to organise a protest in your area.

Of all the cruelty we inflict on animals, none has a more shallow motive than the fur trade

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