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Furry Friends

Wild animals such as beavers and foxes, domestic animals such as cats and dogs, it doesn't matter what species - if it's got fur then the fashion and clothing industries can "make use" of it. Every year, over eight million such animals are killed and skinned in the United States alone.

A wild animal caught in a trap will not give up without a struggle - there are numerous reports of these animals, trapped for several days, resort to gnawing off their own legs or paws in an attempt to escape. It doesn't do any good though, the animals that do escape in this way die shortly afterwards of massive blood loss or gangrene infection.

No federal laws exist to protect the welfare of fur-bearing animals in purpose-built "fur-farms". As a result, the animals live there in miserable conditions and are subjected to the most barbaric killing methods imaginable.


Suggested Actions:

  • Visit the PETA web-site which includes a section on dogs and cats being skinned for fur and lists a number of manufacturers and stores selling fur products:
    Time to complete: 5 minutes
  • Visit the PETA web-site specifically created to highlight their campaign against the fur industry:
    Time to complete: 10 minutes
  • Visit the Boycott Macy's web-site. Note that this site contains graphic pictures of skinned animals:
    Time to complete: 10 minutes

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