Our mission is to stop the barbaric abuse/torture of skinning LIVE Cats & Dogs in China through raising awareness & by boycotting products made in China.
I started this cause after first learning of the barbaric torture of cats & dogs being skinned ALIVE in China, the Philippines and Thailand.
China is one of the world's largest suppliers of fur garments. More than 95 percent of China's finished fur garments are exported for sale overseas. Exported cat and dog fur is often deliberately mislabeled as "Asian jackal" or "rabbit" fur. China, the Philippines and Thailand export the fur to France, Germany, Italy, the United States, and other countries. You could right now be wearing a cat. The fur is used in gloves, toys, and to trim coats. Have you ever bought something called Mountain Cat fur? China makes up names such at that to keep people from thinking that there actually buying cat fur! The cats & dogs are either skinned alive, suffocated, hung, clubbed, beaten, or they dye from bleeding to death.
Here is an excerpt from someone who watched a video of this barbaric practice from the cause "Stop Live Dogs from being used as shark bait" at http://www.causes.com/causes/285452?m=9e4cc0c7&recruiter_id=102763400
The men grabbed each cage off this huge truck and threw them to the ground - as high up as 30'. The cries of these adorable dogs and cats as they hit the ground sent me into shock. Several dogs and cats crammed into each cage, many already bloodied and many whose bones would break upon impact. I can still hear their screams.
As I watched the video progress, I realized that I was crying. The screams of live dogs and cats as they were skinned alive, their big eyes begging for mercy and receiving none, ripped my heart out and brought incredible rage from deep down inside. The next shots of cat pelts laid on the floor with all the dead bodies still twitching in piles cast aside like garbage, would have driven someone with a weak stomach right to the bathroom. It hardened my resolve against trading with barbarians. I can still hear their screams.
More pictures of dogs being chained - the worker jerking and tightening the chain while the eyes of incredible pain stared at the camera - prepared them for skinning, alive. I don't know what sound you call dogs and cats as they are being choked and then a knife taken to them right then and there and skinned. To me, it was screams so horrific, I can still hear them two days after I watched the video.
This is an everyday operation by "businessmen" who drive their trucks on the street like a produce truck would in the U.S. It's estimated these barbarians skin millions of dogs and cats every year - while they are alive. As I watched these "workers" go about their barbaric practice, I wondered how Americans could continue supporting them with their consumer dollar? This is Communist China in all its brutality. The skinning of live dogs and cats is done for money. These barbarians sell the pelts and toss the "meat." These pelts are illegally being intertwined with fake fur for many retail items being sold in the U.S., i.e. doll clothes and into fabric for human garments, i.e. parka hoods and sweaters. That's right: That Christmas gift sitting under the tree - if it came from Communist China - most likely is made from the fur of a dog or cat skinned alive. The EU refuses to ban this barbaric practice; it is condemned and illegal in the U.S.
Now I know this may all seem overwhelming, but please remember " don't fail to do something just because you can't do everything. Everyone can do something"
I urge you to invite others to this cause, boycott things made in China, the Philippines and Thailand. Also please write to our politicians if you can, and to those who are famous and fight for animal rights. I believe there is hope for a brighter tomorrow. Each one of you can make a difference, you really can!
2. Stop the Skinning of Live Dogs & Cats!