It's pretty simple. Every year, millions of animals such as rabbits, foxes, chinchillas, seals, and even dogs and cats are killed for their fur. They have their heads bashed in, or they are strangled, drowned, or anally or vaginally electrocuted (yeah, you read that right). There's nothing fashionable or beautiful about wearing someone else's skin.
Whether it's a floor-length fur coat or "just a little trim" on a hood or a sweater, animals who are killed for their fur all suffer the same amount. On fur farms, animals spend their entire lives packed into tiny cages before they are taken out, killed, and skinned—and sometimes they're skinned while they're still alive. When they're trapped in the wild, animals who are caught in steel-jaw traps sometimes chew their own limbs off in tragic attempts to escape.
In China, where animal welfare laws are almost nonexistent—and where half of the finished fur garments in the U.S. come from—undercover investigators found that dogs and cats were being sold and killed in the fur trade, sometimes with their collars still on.
In one investigation in China, investigators found that some animals' hearts were still beating five to 10 minutes after the animals were skinned for their fur.
Don't buy fur, and tell everyone you know about what happens to animals who are killed in the name of fashion.
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