For animals caged on fur farms, caught in steel traps or skinned alive, fur is cruel and brutal. Whether it’s a fur coat, a fur trim or fur lining—it’s still a dead animal. And why would anyone want to drape the lifeless skin of a dead animal over their shoulders? It’s so easy to dress your best in faux-liciously fluffy fake fur, why wouldn’t you?
Almost all fur in Australia is imported from Europe, the US and Asia, where animals killed for their fur are caught from the wild in painful traps and even more are locked in tiny cages on fur factory farms. Severe confinement sends many animals insane and drives some even to self mutilation. Foxes, raccoons and other generally solitary animals find the tiny crowded spaces especially stressful, to the point that some cannabalise their cage mates.
While some foolishly see fur as a status symbol of elegance and dignity, what they don’t realize is that the animals who died for that clothing died in the most brutal and undignified ways imaginable. For their fur animals may be:
Wild animals caught for their fur have their bodies crushed in bone-breaking traps. They can spend days in agonising pain, slowly bleeding or starving to death before the trapper returns to take their skin.
In Asia, millions of dogs and cats are killed for their fur. While it is illegal to import dog and cat fur to Australia, some of these furs are mislabeled, for example as fox or mink, and are imported to countries like Australia and the US. Most of the fur trims and trinkets in Australia are made from rabbits who were brutally killed and skinned for their fur in China.
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Fur coats, fur trims and fur trinkets all mean suffering and death for animals. With so much fake fur available, going faux is so easy that there’s no excuse not to. And you can feel warm and fuzzy not just on the outside but also on the inside, knowing that no animals died for your killer looks!
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To protect the valuable pelt, animals are killed for fur in the most terrifying ways. In some cases animals are even skinned alive.
Fur farms are factory farms. Animals are often kept in squalid and unsanitary conditions.
The severe confinement on fur farms can drive animals to insanity, exhibited by abnormal, repetitive behaviour.
Foxes, raccoons and other generally solitary animals find the tiny crowded spaces especially stressful, to the point that some cannibalise their cage mates.
Animals may be killed by anal or vaginal electrocution, a most painful and terrifying death.
The bodies of dead, skinless animals are often discarded as 'waste'.
Wild animals caught in bone-breaking traps can be left to languish for days during which some may starve to death. Others may attempt to gnaw at their limbs in a desperate attempt to escape.
Every year on the ice floes of Canada, defenceless baby harp seals are brutally clubbed to death for their furs.