animal abuse, animal trade, animal welfare, fur, fur-free, no fur, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PeTA, Tierquälerei, Tierschutz

“A Little Bit of Leather” Is Like “A Little Bit Pregnant”

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

The only way to keep warm and dry is with leather and fur, right? True, when you live in the last century. But we do not live in the last century, we live in the year 2014, almost 2015, and there are many, many different ways to stay warm and dry without wrapping yourself in a piece of dead skin.

The more we learn about the way leather and fur is produced, the less we can say we did not know about the deaths of millions of animals.

“China’s dog-meat industry was exposed long ago, but did you know that dogs are also bludgeoned and killed so that their skins can be turned into leather gloves, belts, jacket collar trim, cat toys, and other items? You can’t tell the difference when you handle these items—they could have been made from any animal.

A new PETA Asia undercover investigation shows workers grabbing one dog after another around the neck with metal pinchers and bashing them over the head with a wooden pole. Dogs next in line for slaughter are heard wailing and barking as a worker hits them while leading them to the kill floor.

The investigator also documented that dog skin was turned into women’s fashion gloves, men’s work gloves, and other productsthat are exported from China and sold throughout the world to unsuspecting customers. So if you buy leather, remember: There’s no easy way to tell whose skin you’re really in. In fact, cats’ skins are also turned into leather so that every last cent or yuan can be squeezed out of the dog and cat meat trade.

Please watch this very brief video footage now, then share it with everyone you know and pledge to leave leather off your holiday (and any other) shopping list!”

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Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

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