Skinned alive. That's the horrific fate of many of the millions of individual animals slaughtered for the Chinese fur trade.
Rabbits, chinchillas, foxes—and even dogs and cats just like those we share our homes with—are condemned to a miserable life and a violent death in China, a major supplier of fur sold throughout Europe and the world.
PETA is leading the fight to save these and other animals who will be slaughtered for nothing more than vanity and greed. Please help us stop cruelty to cats and dogs in China and support PETA's critical work for animals everywhere by sending a special gift right now. (http://www.causes.com/campaigns/184917?cause_id=259)
As you read this, hundreds of thousands of individual rabbits, dogs, cats, and other animals are confined to cramped, filthy cages in China awaiting a violent death. Staff of PETA Asia have documented workers who hung terrified animals by one leg and repeatedly hit them with a metal pipe. Other animals were killed by neck-breaking, suffocation, poisoning, or electrocution—whatever method is cheapest and will leave an animal's skin intact. Those who do not die immediately often have the skin ripped from their abused bodies while they are still conscious.
There are no penalties for abusing animals on fur farms in China. But that may change, thanks in part to the work of PETA Asia. Every day, more and more Chinese citizens are taking up the cause of animal rights, and China is considering its first comprehensive animal protection law.
It will take a monumental effort to continue educating consumers, designers, and retailers about the skins trade and to end the abuse of animals around the world. That's why we need your help. (http://www.causes.com/campaigns/184917?cause_id=259)
Thank you for supporting our vital campaigns and for everything that you do to make the world a more compassionate place for all animals.
Ingrid E. Newkirk