I couldn't watch the whole thing. It's simply too violent and it hits me in the gut on a cellular level. But we cannot turn a blind eye to this needless suffering of these beautiful creatures all for the purpose of putting their fur coats on the backs of people. This is inhumane on a grave level. I hope that the human race wakes up to the savage treatment of animals that goes on around the globe every single day. It is not just the suppliers who have blood on their hands. Every single buyer of fur, ivory, rhino horns, tiger parts, and the list goes on and on, are every bit as bloody as the ones who kill. As long as there are humans wanting to buy, there will be humans will to supply, and animals continue to die. (This is a repost from 2010 with a 2014 updated video.)
Non profit organizations like WSPA and Born Free are doing a good job to educate the public on the horrendous practices in the fur trade.
If you read any of the 50 page report (download a free pdf on their site) by Born Free that discloses what goes on behind fur farming, complete with stomach turning images, you have to wonder how this isn't front page news and how people aren't uprising against such cruel practices. Please don't turn a blind eye to this stuff! It's only people who can make change and help the helpless. Speak for these millions of animals living tortured lives. It's going on here in the United States of America. These animals live in brutal circumstances and die painfully. It's another outrageous example of the great inhumanity of humans believing that animals are here on earth to serve their selfish interests.
Cruelty Uncaged: Fur Farming in North America Globally, most fur used in fashion comes from animals raised on fur farms where they are forced to live in cramped confined conditions that fail to accommodate their natural behavior. Death provides their only release and is often precipitated by extreme fear, stress, illness, and pain.
The United States is the fifth largest mink producing country in the world. In terms of animal lives this amounts to approximately 3 million farm-raised mink killed annually for their pelts. Additionally, approximately 660,000 breeding female mink are held on U.S. fur farms. Reliable data on the total number of farmed fox, and farmed bobcat or lynx, raised or pelted in the U.S. are not available.
The fur industry and its apologists want us to believe that fur farming is a humane, environmentally friendly and highly regulated industry. But as Born Free USA's report Cruelty Uncaged: A Review of Fur Farming in North America reveals, nothing could be farther from the truth. READ FULL ARTICLE.
"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."
"I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on (the movie) Babe that by the
end of the film I
was a vegetarian."
~ James Cromwell