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Help Shut Down the Chinese Fur Trade by Steve MartindaleCats, dogs, raccoon dogs, rabbits, and other animals are skinned alive in China for their fur. This fur is exported to consumers in the U.S. and abroad and often dyed to look like the fur of other animals. It’s sometimes even deliberately mislabeled as synthetic! More than half the fur garments sold in the U.S. are imported from China, where more than 2 million cats and hundreds of thousands of dogs each year suffer through a miserable life and an excruciatingly painful death as victims of the fur trade. While other sources of fur are unconscionably cruel as well, few do as much as the slaughter of dogs and cats to shake consumers out of complacency.

The cultural and economic inertia driving the Chinese fur trade is daunting—but with your help, we can slow down this juggernaut through dedicated efforts to educate consumers about the true price of fur. We do see glimmers of hope, and you and I can take action right now in many ways.

The quickest way to dismantle the fur trade is to start with your own habits. Take the pledge to stop buying fur, and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Most people aren’t heartless—they do care about others and want to do the right thing. But many simply don’t know about the cruelty behind the fur trim on their coats or gloves, and many are misled by false labeling and fairy tales about fur farms. So for starters, let’s reveal the ugly truth so that people can make an informed decision on what to buy and what to avoid. Send your friends and family the video so that they can see the truth about fur farms for themselves.

When you stop, make sure you stop! Fake fur is fabulous and widely available, but sometimes it’s hard to distinguish from the real stuff, and as mentioned above, it is often deliberately mislabeled. How do you tell the difference? What works for me is looking closely at the substrate material: Is it leathery and skin-like (real) or woven like a rug (fake)? The flame test also works well for me (but don’t try this in stores). Take a few strands of the furry fibers off the garment and hold them over a small flame. Real fur smells like burning hair and leaves a strand of, well, burnt hair. But the most common synthetics smell like burning plastic and melt into a bead as plastic does.

Next, you can help our fight to alleviate the pain and suffering of animals on Chinese fur farms by using any of the arsenal of tools we have available to reach out to people:

  • Share PETA’s campaign Facebook fan page with all your friends. Ask them to join the fan page and to share the truth with their online social circle!
  • Help end the torment and suffering of these animals by making a donation today.

I know that we can do it if we all join together. There are already glimmers of hope: Where I live, I never see people wearing full fur coats anymore. Trim, yes, but not full coats. A growing number of department stores have gone fur-free, thanks to PETA. Nike, JCPenney, Urban Outfitters, Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap, Forever 21, and dozens of others no longer support the cruel fur industry.

Many fashion designers—including Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein-also no longer use fur in any of their collections or on the runway. Check out Tim Gunn, who demonstrates how to be classy and fur-free at the same time. The world is growing more compassionate and more outraged by the continuing atrocities of the fur industry. A recent demonstration in France, for example, drew hundreds of protestors. And thanks to the efforts of PETA’s Asia-Pacific affiliate, the word is spreading, even in China. Sun Li, a bright and shining star in her home country of China, is speaking out against the fur industry.

Together, we can help stop these atrocities. Please get involved, and let’s create a brighter future for these abused animals.

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    JACKIE says...

    April 15th, 2010, 11:19 am

    Please, please on behalf of the dogs of China and the world, stop this horrific practice. Just because something has been a tradition, it does not make it right or good. Cruelty, perpetuated in the open or in secret, always damages the world.

    Hilary Huey says...

    April 15th, 2010, 12:33 pm

    Please STOP this fur trade-ask yourself-would you like to be skinned alive? It would hurt like hell!!!!!

    JANICE BURGI says...

    April 15th, 2010, 12:33 pm

    STOP THIS LIVING MADNESS AND HORRIFIC NIGHTMARE! YOU DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?? SAVE THESE PRECIOUS GOD-MADE GOD- GIVEN ANIMALS! WHERE IN THE WORLD IS YOUR HEAD?? YOU WENT TO COLLEGE TO DO THIS?????

    Shelly O'Connor says...

    April 15th, 2010, 1:38 pm

    With so many alternatives for clothing in the world there is no need to promote unspeakable suffering of living creatures. Please think about this deeply for a moment, and then do what your heart tells you is right.

    Andrea Turner says...

    April 15th, 2010, 1:53 pm

    Makes me ashamed to be part of the “human” race. Animals are here to make the world a better place. They are not here for people to USE in every way that they’re sad small minds can dream up.

    Laura F says...

    April 15th, 2010, 4:42 pm

    Real fur equals pain, suffering and death. Have compassion and choose life over death – if you must wear fur, go fake!

    Margi Jones says...

    April 15th, 2010, 5:40 pm

    Can’t believe such horrible, devastatingly cruel and barbaric things still happen in this world to animals. What such human being could not have any feeling whatsoever for all creatures when cruelly murdering them like this?? I’ll never understand it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If we treated humans like this we would be called ANIMALS – how insulting to the animals in our world!!!!!!!

    Amelia says...

    April 16th, 2010, 9:53 am

    In this day and age, with the things we know and the knowledge we have why on earth are people still supporting the fur industury by buying fur???!! There is absolutely NO justification for it, fake fur is exactly the same but does not cause so much cruelty and suffering. China makes me sick and i will never visit there. If you wear fur you are supporting murder, end of.

    Carol Campos says...

    April 16th, 2010, 11:39 am

    PLEASE STOP THIS!!! POOR ANIMALS FEEL PAIN!!! WHY DON’T YOU TRY THIS ON YOUR MOTHER, SPOUSE & CHILDREN & SEE IF THEY FEEL PAIN. YOU CAN USE THEIR SKIN AS WELL YOU KNOW!!! NOT ON THESE POOR ANIMALS THAT CANNOT DEFEND THEMSELVES!!!! YOU MAKE ME SICK!!!!

    maurren downie says...

    April 16th, 2010, 12:17 pm

    please stop this digusting,cruel, act…

    maurren downie says...

    April 16th, 2010, 12:17 pm

    please stop this digusting,cruel, act… what kind of human being could do that ??

    Marcia says...

    April 16th, 2010, 4:33 pm

    Absolutely impossible to imagine how people could treat animals this way. We need to fight the fur trade and to let everyone know that “culture” is no excuse for providing or wearing fur, although some would try to make it one. China practiced infanticide also, but we would not let people get by with using that as an explanation for murder.

    Sonya Armenia says...

    April 16th, 2010, 4:41 pm

    When is this going to stop ? How can people do this ?
    I make’s me cry just seeing this & thinking about . Things like this are always on my mind & i only get by by being in my own head & blocking all the nasty thing out. I look at my 7 cats & think all these animals that get hurt & killed just wants love & a warm home.
    I hate to think i am a human just like these people that do this …. they are just cold hearted & are scum & the world does not need people like that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mary Massie says...

    April 16th, 2010, 4:42 pm

    This is totally beyond anything thing I have EVER SEEN! It must be stopped! The pain these poor animal go through is TERRIBLE TO SAY THE LEAST!
    STOP THE ABUSE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tammy says...

    April 16th, 2010, 5:02 pm

    Imagine having to endure the skin being sliced and peeled from our bodies? OMG. Or having our neck broken? One poster wrote “living madness”. It really is. Honestly, what haven’t we inflicted on these precious, innocent creatures? I can’t think of a thing. What a sad, disgusting greedy world.

    We, have the power to make changes. To educate. To fight on their behalf. We have to devote time every day of our lives to speak for them. To be the voice for the voiceless, the abused and the forgotten. :(
    In Solidarity…

    Grace says...

    April 16th, 2010, 5:15 pm

    I don’t buy fur at all. I don’t want to assume the fur trim is fake, and mistakenly buy someone’s pet sewn into my jacket. When I tell people about what is happening, they don’t believe me because they believe our government and fashion designers wouldn’t allow this to happen. Our government doesn’t care about animals, since they allow our slaughterhouse animals to be skinned alive. And fashion designers save money since its cheaper to kill an animal, than to manufacture fake fur. Consumers actually believe fake fur means fake fur. Until laws are put into place to protect animals and naive consumers, all fur, fake or real, should not be imported from China.

    Dianne says...

    April 16th, 2010, 5:52 pm

    The Chinese reputation for cruel barbaric practices and exploitation of animals is one of the worst – we need to shame them or something they understand – boycott the other crap they ship to other countries so they’re pressured in a way that they get it – because they don’t care if they kill the last whale because or anything else that moves because they are greedy and exploitative – why are they standing there laughing with glee as they inflict such hideous torture. No Chinese sub-standard import crap will be bought by me if it in any way supports this barbaric ignorant economy. – Thank you PETA – you get it done!

    Lien Muir says...

    April 16th, 2010, 6:07 pm

    How can they look them in the eye ,and ignore their pitiful cry, as they wait to die. Because they have no conscience, they really do not care, and this leaves me in despair. This Atrocity has to end, sooner rather than later.

    Brenda Selberg says...

    April 16th, 2010, 6:24 pm

    Please stop this practice of using animals for fur and skinning them alive. That is horrific and unethical as a human being. This is an inhumane practice. Where is the compassion for a living breathing being?

    Donna says...

    April 16th, 2010, 6:36 pm

    Torture in the name of fashion makes no sense to me. Please stop these cruel practices all in the name of economics and making a fashion statement.

    jeannie grundon says...

    April 16th, 2010, 7:10 pm

    This the country who we are in debt to and look what they are doing to our precious animals, are we next? These are not christian people and they are buying us out, thanks to our government. See the irony in this ?

    Mary says...

    April 16th, 2010, 8:03 pm

    im completely DISTURBED!!! this is completley ridiculous. Those poor little animals.. im sure they are so terrified.. im going o pass this on to as many people as i can get. i know one day soon we can all make this STOP!! PLEASE SPREAD THE AWARENESS GUYS!!

    Mimi Hoffer says...

    April 16th, 2010, 8:30 pm

    It is horrific that in this day and age a people are so barbaric that they would knowingly allow the terrible abuse of animals for fur trade — especially when most people are now wanting to put an end to the use of real fur. Our country should absolutely refuse to deal with China until this and similar practices of abuse and the blatant coverup involved by the Chinese government comes to an end!

    regina sigal says...

    April 16th, 2010, 11:12 pm

    What a cruel world we are living in. It has to be stopped immediately
    but it’s easier said that done .There are billions of people live there.
    China stop the abuse of innosent and defenceless animals.
    Stop the cruelty now.
    Reading this made me cry for hours.

    Elaine Morgan says...

    April 16th, 2010, 11:22 pm

    Barbaric, uncivilized, ignorant! shame on anyone involved.

    Deborah Suslovic says...

    April 16th, 2010, 11:51 pm

    This video is horrifying, and our government can stop this unspeakable cruelty from taking place by banning the importation of ALL fur products from China. The U.S. is complicit in every atrocity committed by the Chinese by importing their products. And I agree that this is one of the main reasons our economy is suffering. Nothing (or very little) is made in America anymore. But we can’t just sit on our rear ends waiting for things to change. We must organize and take action. Awareness is the first step toward change, and PETA has always been at the forefront of spreading awareness of horrors like these — but I can’t stop wondering why there aren’t more people rising up and SCREAMING at our “representatives” in government to DEMAND an end to practices like this. This is supposed to be a DEMOCRACY, and our votes are what make our voices heard. Unfortunately, there are far too many Americans who consider voting a “waste of time” — and they think their vote won’t make a difference anyway. It DOES and it ALWAYS WILL. We must be more involved with the political process to make change happen, because our politicians don’t give a s**t about anything except lining their pockets.

    Deborah Lonsdorf says...

    April 16th, 2010, 11:53 pm

    Compassion is the highest goal. Cruelty separates you from your own soul. Please stop the torture and find another way to live your life.

    kenna says...

    April 17th, 2010, 2:11 am

    Everyone MUST stop EBAY from allowing the sale of dog’s fur and other fur!!! I have written several times to Ebay officials who keep telling me they will look into the matter or are finding no evidence of dog furs being sold. People are selling hundreds of dog pelts, coats, sweaters, trims and renaming the fur. IT HAS TO STOP!! I have stopped buying and selling on Ebay after experiencing their lack of compassion and care….I hope others do the same and write thousands of letters to them banning all types of animal death

    April says...

    April 17th, 2010, 8:48 am

    I cried watching that video of all those poor animald being skinned alive! How could anyone do this to poor defenseless animals? Cold-hearted bastards, they are! Stop this madness! Don’t wear fur ever! I will pray for those poor animals souls! China sucks!!!!

    Linda says...

    April 17th, 2010, 9:35 am

    This is unthinkable, what happened to man, must they Kill everything??
    These people should be skinned alive just like the animals. China doesn’t care about anything, when we shop, we look for food, household products etc. that is Not made in China, believe me it’s almost impossible.
    Like the others have said, we don’t need real fur, the faux fur is just as
    nice. Please stop the abuse NOW!!!!!

    Joanne says...

    April 17th, 2010, 12:18 pm

    The actions from these disgusting people from china and other hidden fur trade makes me feel so shameful to be called human, I cannot even bear to watch the whole video. If manufacturers cannot identify real or fake furs, then don’t use it at all, we have so many other alternatives. Whenever I come across anything that’s got the slightess bit of fur, I wouldn’t even consider it in case I’m being decieved. Fur trades should be banned altogether everywhere in the world.

    L B Rain says...

    April 17th, 2010, 12:43 pm

    Avoid buying anything at all from China that you can get someplace else until they change their ways towards animals. Same for Canada. They have to suffer financially before they will comply.

    Helen says...

    April 17th, 2010, 5:20 pm

    The first time that I saw a video about this ???!!! practice I gave my dog a hug and cried for all those animals. These people that do it, I can’t imagine how anyone can be so heartless and unfeeling towards life.
    How would they feel if we were able to throw them all in cages and skin them. The pain and agony – The horror the others feel knowing that that is the fate awaiting them

    jude says...

    April 17th, 2010, 7:14 pm

    There is no way I will ever buy any item that has fur on them. I wish there was a law against skinning animals alive. Judy

    Christine says...

    April 17th, 2010, 9:27 pm

    In deed we are far more intelligent than our ancestors but came with this intelligence our hearts has the tendency to hide deep inside us or even harden …….. Please stop being cruel to animals…..

    Tara Jankovic says...

    April 18th, 2010, 12:13 am

    To whoever is in China and is in a position of authority over this matter, please take action immediately to end this cruelty. It saddens many and tarnishes the reputation of the people of China. Thank you.

    Amen Sigala says...

    April 18th, 2010, 12:30 am

    HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE…………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STOP STOP STOP THIS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ANNE PICKARD says...

    April 18th, 2010, 11:05 am

    I cried when I watched this video, what a terrible suffering these animals are going through, maybe PETA could e-mail this to our President, we all should and demand he does something about it. We also should try not to buy anything that is made in China, which will be very hard, because it seems that everything we buy nowadays is made in China. Here is the e-m ail address to our president:
    president@whitehouse.gov/president.
    Thank you

    Susannah says...

    April 18th, 2010, 1:55 pm

    Ever since I became vegan, three years ago, I not only don’t wear fur, but don’t wear anything that remotely resembles fur, either, because it reminds me of the real deal. I know about the terrible cruelty perpetuated in China to make “fake fur.” It’s no different than the terrible cruelty inflicted on other animals used in the fur trade, but it hits people harder because it’s dogs and cats. The only way to insure that your clothing is cruelty free is not to wear ANY kind of “fur”, real or “fake”, not to wear leather, or feathers or alligators and lizards. Even wool comes at a cruel price for the sheep, and silk kills the worms who make it. Sticking to cotton and synthetic fibers (NOT including synthetic “fur”) is the only way to go!

    Tiffany says...

    April 18th, 2010, 2:47 pm

    This brought tears to my eyes. How could someone be so mean to poor innocent creatures. Especially ones who are as cute as cats and dogs. And the fact that some people can be so ignorant and not even care… It makes me sick.

    LINDA HEIMBACH says...

    April 18th, 2010, 5:59 pm

    I CAN’T EVEN BELIEVE THAT THIS BARBARIC INHUMANE WAY OF LIFE IN CHINA EXISTS. HOW DO THESE PEOPLE SLEEP AT NIGHT? THE HORROR AND PAIN THAT THESE SWEET ANIMALS HAVE TO ENDURE IS DISGUSTING. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS HEARTLESS, SELFISH, MONEY DRIVEN CHINESE NATION? MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL THESE PRECIOUS ANIMALS.

    maria t says...

    April 18th, 2010, 8:27 pm

    The greed and cruelty behind this practice is shocking and all the more so when you consider how unnecessary and needless it is. The level of cruelty, pain and suffering is so disturbing. It is sad to know that we all collectively live on a planet that allows this to continue and we need to stand together against all forms of animal cruelty otherwise it continues to escalate. Please lets truly find a way to stop these vile practices !!!

    Elizabeth says...

    April 18th, 2010, 8:48 pm

    You must stop this….this isn’t the way a human should be to these little people who are at our mercy…everything in me is repulsed by this…stop this – I speak for them who can’t speak to you.

    Sandra Hooper says...

    April 19th, 2010, 2:40 am

    Please don’t do this, please. It is so painful and hurtful, I am still crying.

    Stop this.

    Claudia Fernández says...

    April 19th, 2010, 1:19 pm

    Please this must be stopped!!!

    Morgaine Wakelin says...

    April 19th, 2010, 9:27 pm

    I,m not brave enough to watch the video. I alredy wake up in the night and think of these poor cretures being skinned alive and agonise about them. Thankyou everyone for your compassion. i feel cheered by your comments and your outrage and think that maybe we can stop this.

    Lucy says...

    April 20th, 2010, 8:24 am

    People that can torture and kill our fellow beings on this earth are monsters and are heartless murderers. China, etc. digusts me and thank God I will never visit those places because it would take every part of me to not react in the way I would react. The only way I can not sob for ever is to know one day they will all get a disease directly related to the consumption and slaughter of these poor loving creatures.

    Sandra Deneault says...

    April 20th, 2010, 2:59 pm

    YES WE WILL STOP THESE MONSTER….
    BOYCOT ALL PRODUCTS FROM CHINA…
    IS A GOOD STARTER, MY HEART IS BROKEN DOWN
    AND HOPE THAT THIS WILL END SOONER THAN WE CAN IMGINE…………..

    jenifer says...

    April 20th, 2010, 3:04 pm

    I hope these people burn in hell and I will fight till the day I die to help stop this!!! i\I am appaled and I horrified how a human being can do this!!!

    Barbara Cooley says...

    April 21st, 2010, 2:01 am

    I have known this for some time now and will never understand the cruel acts humans can inflict on animals. I don’t buy anything at all that has any fur, or anything that even resembles fur, especially if it comes from China. That’s the only way I know that I am not taking part in this unbelieavable cruelty.

    Tracy J Holroyd says...

    April 21st, 2010, 2:10 pm

    I am appalled. Our country should cease all relations with China. Who wants anything to do with anyone who could do this?

    jacque says...

    April 21st, 2010, 5:42 pm

    This is so cruel. The people have no feeling. It is so inhumane

    Carole Lazor says...

    April 21st, 2010, 5:57 pm

    I, too, have known about this for some time, and purchase no item with “fur”. I did not think it would go on this long. People need to be educated to this terrible act of cruelty!

    Sandy says...

    April 21st, 2010, 6:20 pm

    Don’t buy anything from China, no matter how convenient or cheap it is. ALWAYS check the labels of everything you buy. Otherwise you are strengthening a culture that has absolutely no feeling for the suffering of living beings. Money talks. Where you put your money has more power than pretty much most things you say or do. Spend your dollars only on things you want to support. Make comments to people if you see them with fur or pieces of fur. Ask them if they are animal lovers and if yes, tell them they should not be buying anything with fur, especially from China and tell them you can send them a video showing them why or they should look up the Chines fur trade on PETA or the internet (plenty of other references supporting PETA’s statements).

    Buying cheap non-organic meat (if you must eat meat – even though nobody does to stay healthy) for example means you are spending money on yourself at the cost of atrocious animal suffering. There is no free lunch – just like you, animals need space and care in order not to suffer. They may be bred in large numbers, but in spite of the fact that they are bred for bulky bodies their brains and feelings are perfectly intact, they are individuals whether you like it or think about it or not, and they go nuts being confined in that way. Just like any creature does. What language do they have to speak in for you to understand – English? Spanish? The cheaper it is, the more they suffer. Space and care cost money. The less space and care they get, the cheaper it is for you. You are saving at the cost of someone else. There is no free lunch. Somebody is paying the price and if it’s not you it’s the animals. Do you really want to do that? If you save you can afford most things you need. If you can’t afford organic meat, eat more vegetables – it’s better for you anyway.

    Give your extra money to PETA. If you have no goal in life and work for its own sake doesn’t thrill you to pieces, here’s a motivation: work on your career or your job so you’ll have more money to give to PETA. That’s what I do.

    sharon duffy says...

    April 21st, 2010, 6:30 pm

    I would hope that anyone having any knowledge of this monstrous practice would be unable to shut their eyes, close their minds, and pretend that everything is just fine in ‘their’ world. That there are individuals in the human species that are capable of such horrendous acts, sadly does not surprise me, What does surprise and upsets me is that everyone else hasn’t done everything they can to stop it. This feels like an insane ride that is spinning to fast to get off. Possibly this is a start in the right direction to end the unspeakable suffering, at our hands, of all living beings. I want to believe in the possibility.

    Sandy says...

    April 21st, 2010, 6:31 pm

    And yes, everyone involved in the fur trade, either paying for the skinning or doing it, or involved in breeding and ‘storing’ the animals prior to skinning, as well as any sick individual purchasing fur, should have their skin ripped off their bodies exactly in the way these animals do. These ‘people’ do not deserve to take up space on the planet or use any of its resources. It makes me angry when people say “humans first”. What is a human? These monsters are human. Should they be treated as more valuable than the poor creatures they are brutalizing? Most animals are more noble than these sadists. There should be no line distinguishing animals and humans in our culture. History has proven that there are tons of people who deserve not a shred of respect. On the other hand, I can’t think of any non-human animal who doesn’t deserve my respect.

    Alan Braganza says...

    April 22nd, 2010, 1:03 am

    On this EARTH DAY APRIL 22, 2010 I HOPE AND IMPLORE THAT ALL HUMANS OF ALL AGES WILL ACT THROUGH MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO PROTECT AND PREVENT ATROCITIES TO ANIMALS EVERYWHERE (INCLUDING TO HUMAN BEINGS).

    All animals do feel levels of pain and especially the higher order mammals. When we graze our shins, knees and elbows on concrete, the feeling is painful as our nociceptors attest. Pain is felt most definitely by the dogs and cats as well as other mammals being stepped on, struck with metal rods, kicked/crushed with ruptured organs, skinned alive and mutilated alive by workers who focus on the end result without considering the horrific means however brutal and inhumane. It is a clear lack of respect for the dignity of animal life in most part. The fur bearing animals are considered commodities in these cultures and hopefully this will change soon. There is however, an ignorance with disregard about the pain these animals experience and in all cases, an arguable lack of sympathy and disregard for the feelings and sensitivity of living mammals because of a determination to harvest fur and reap the monetary reward with speed/efficiency.

    The target markets and import/export trade industries must be addressed, kindly educated to stop and the workers must be responsibly educated to find much more humane employment. I am hopeful that they will someday; PLEASE LET IT BE SOON.

    These industries have counterparts in first world countries and the demand for such products is truly shameful and unforgivable, let alone difficult to see the video footage and believe this happens in 2010. As it is Earth Day today, April 22, 2010 I can say with certainty that first, all human beings must save these animals and protect these animals from such treatment; second, spay/neuter these animals to reduce population; and third, BE AWARE OF ALL COMMODITIES YOU CHOOSE TO PURCHASE BECAUSE BEHIND EVERY PRODUCT THERE IS A LEGACY OF HOW IT BEGAN/AT WHAT COST/DETRIMENT, A SUPPORTIVE CULTURE AND A HISTORY OF SUCH TRADITIONS.

    CHOOSE TO RESPECT, LOVE AND NURTURE THESE DOMESTICATED ANIMALS AND PLACE THE DANGEROUS ANIMALS IN CONSERVATION PARKS TO ALLOW FOR SOME FREEDOM FOR PROPAGATION AND PROTECTION FROM A SPECIES UNLIKE ANY OTHER THAT EVER EXISTED ON EARTH…HUMANKIND.

    RESPECTFULLY YOURS,
    on EARTH DAY 2010

    Lys says...

    April 22nd, 2010, 1:15 am

    I traveled to China in 1979, when Nixon opened the gates of communism to the world. I was a vegetarian back then. There were no cats or dogs to be seen throughout the whole country. I couldn’t imagine why, until – during one of the dinners, a strange dish was served. If I couldn’t recognize it as a vegetable I wouldn’t eat it. Everyone was wolfing down this delicious meal, until someone finally inquired what it was. The translator indicated “dog”. Even back then. Most people were revolted & became immediately sick. A few, didn’t care. I was very happy I was a vegetarian. In a country so impoverished, animals were unsafe. I’m surprised with the development of this nation over the past 20 years, that this inhumane practice still exists.

    Rui Viegas says...

    April 22nd, 2010, 3:27 am

    If only rich people would stop their snobbish insanity in demanding fur and leather.

    So much needless suffering, god forgive us all

    Diana Covington says...

    April 22nd, 2010, 5:10 am

    We as humans are the custodians of our earth and the animals that live here. Since time began, humans in general have considered animals nothing more than objects, to be used in any way they choose to use them. No thought is taken for their feelings, because they do not understand that they are living beings who experience emotions and physical sensations. Beings like us, that thrive on love, understanding and nurturing. Without established morals and ethics, individuals and societies go mad for the need and lust of money and status (furs). This is why strictly enforced laws need to be established for the entire world, China included, by people who understand this. It is a crime to kill, and that needs to cover animals too. Strict enforcement is mandatory.

    Pat Bacon says...

    April 22nd, 2010, 9:58 am

    When I first heard of what the Chinese are doing in the name of their fur trade I actually did not believe it. I could not believe that people would keep animals in this disgusting manner and then SKIN THEM ALIVE. I thought the Chinese had come out of the stone age by now but I guess not. Of course we are talking about a society that makes women abort their children. I have not one ounce of respect for this country, it’s leaders or it’s citizens. I would think they would cease their inhumane-the word doesn’t even describe what they do-practices to gain some respect from the civilized people in the rest of the world.

    Robert Nelson says...

    April 22nd, 2010, 1:33 pm

    I thought Socialists and Communists were required to respect the sanctity of life. They mourn about oppressive governments and the oppression of the masses… Well they are doing the oppression! They are not fit to become a world power (on the skinned backs of those they are brutalizing). I sent a rather harsh post to there consulate through another website recently on this very matter.

    Robert E. Nelson

    JOHN BONNARD says...

    April 23rd, 2010, 2:22 pm

    Perhaps after viewing the video, you will join me in my own personal pledge – to buy NOTHING from China until these horrific practices are stopped. There can be no doubt that if enough people around the world were to boycott Chinese products, government and industrialists in that country would take swift action to put an end to this hideous cruelty. Otherwise maybe skinning a few of the fur farm owners alive would do the trick.

    Elspeth says...

    May 10th, 2010, 5:13 pm

    ..I, um.
    I feel really ill.
    I knew about awful things that happen to animals in China (and in Jakarta. I really wish I could grab some PETA people, machine guns, and go at it in Jakarta). But that. that’s just..
    …if that video doesn’t send you into shock, or at least make you feel queasy… there’s something wrong.

    Sruthi Prakash says...

    May 30th, 2010, 5:12 pm

    They do not behave like humans. Why do they kill them so mercilessly.. People have to sell meat for a living, but not everyone bash the skulls out or skin them alive, ‘least they could do was kill them mercifully. They have no respect for any life but their own. A healthy dose of fear is necessary for them i think, I hope these people who are doing it will suffer, not die, but yeah skinning them alive is a good idea. N i would be happy to do it myself. These monsters dont spare any living thing , be it beautiful tigers(apparently tiger flesh is used in medicine, n here i was thinking the dark ages have passed), dolphins(for dolphin meat) n now foxes, dogs , cats..the list is endless. I hope everyone who sees these are writing letters to the ambassador there and whatever else it takes to make it stop.. we cant sit here and let this happen. It is their world too.

    Sierra Stockton says...

    June 1st, 2010, 11:32 am

    I will never buy fake fur again; how sad the video was!… I had to stop it.

    Marisa says...

    June 9th, 2010, 11:53 pm

    AMBOMINATION!!!………….Is the word that tells everything thIS so called organization of furr business being ranned in
    China it self……People that are commenting on this page including me have to remember donot beat yourself up or blame all human kind for
    these disturbing things that those people do.MONEY is the route of all evil.There killing these animal for certain individuals too walk around and flaunt an animals backside skin not acknowlegding the Animal sweat blood,tears and his own fear just for you too walk around with that fake smile….So your happy you wearing a animals skin FuRRR??ANIMALS LOOSE THERE SOULS,THERE LIVES FOR THIS!!!ITS SADD THAT HUMAN KIND IS GREETY LIKE THIS!!THE WORLD IS COMIN TO AN END!

    Rosy says...

    October 31st, 2010, 2:36 am

    I haven’t stopped crying. I wonder if those beautiful animals knew their fate. Their scared eyes will forever haunt me. It is like a nightmare that I can’t wake up from. These images need to be screened on television so that everybody gets it! I will never be the same. A lot of me has died inside.
    Rosy.

    Andrew says...

    December 10th, 2010, 3:48 pm

    I can’t believe what I have just seen, what the **** is going on in the world. I really hope the people that do this suffer for eternity in hell. Don’t buy anything from that was made in China, spread this video around and show the images to everyone you see! I have really lost all faith in humanity.

    Marissa says...

    March 28th, 2011, 10:03 am

    i cant stand fur companies they make me so mad because the animals suffer and its just wrong why they should have to suffer they didn’t do anything wrong. Grrrrrrrrrrr

    Sandra Koelsch says...

    November 23rd, 2011, 9:31 am

    I am absolutely sickened to my stomach by this and all the things that we do to animals and sometimes to each other. But this skinning business is with me day and night. I have problems sleeping. I am very empathic and I can feel the fear and anguish those poor animals are going through. I can’t however even start to begin what paid they are going through. Anybody ever ripped a bit of skin and remember how much that hurt, now imagine somebody ripping it all off after you have been crammed in a transport without room to breath, you have to relieve yourself on other fellow beings, no food no water being taken away from your loving home in some cases. I think if we pull together and rather then answering one of those chain mails promising good luck if you forward them and bad luck if you do, why not start a chain to all of your friends via e-mail and facebook and send some information about this terrible trade by the Chineese and hit them where it hits them the hardest. Lets boykott all Chineese products we would have normally bought. Look were the food or any other item is made and put it back if it says “Made in China” If we keep this going for a year and the chain is spreading, it will have an impact on them. Believe in the power of getting active like that. We made them a powerful nation by buying their products, we can put them back on the bottom by not buying their products. Please please help! Lets start now and see where we are next year. Everyday, every hour more animals are getting tortured and skinned alive. Tell people who wear real fur on their boots, on their scarf as a bag that they are supporting this cruel slaughter. The only other thing would be continue dreaming of going there and doing to those people what they are doing to the animals (but the Dexters or superheros who punish the bad guys only exist in movies).

    Karen Foster says...

    November 30th, 2012, 8:40 am

    Please help stop this barbaric act towards All animals.Please stop this cruelty for blood stained money, do not think if you choose to ignore this that this cruelty will ‘go away’ or if you don’t think about it it’s not really happening day in day out because it is and when puppies are old enough to live without mothers milk the dog is skinned and the puppies will follow particularly German Shepherds but any dog or cat will do.PLEASE STOP NOW.

    Andrew says...

    February 27th, 2013, 2:26 pm

    This is sickening, I can’t believe more has not been done to stop this! I sincerely hope that the u.s goverment steps in and bans fur from china. My money will not go towards real fur and sympathy goes out to all those animals!

    Simi says...

    March 1st, 2013, 12:35 am

    I feel this isn’t really helping the situation. Can we not organize a huge protest against this, like make it bigger that it is seen. Make it aware through TV, radio and email the Chinese government etc. this is my idea REBEL AGAINST IT!!!

    Tammy says...

    March 2nd, 2013, 7:07 pm

    I felt so sad when I seen this, I cried for days and got very depressed. Is there anyone that can please stopped this abuse. I am an animal lover !

    Michael Pretorius says...

    April 2nd, 2013, 9:21 am

    There is only one way to hurt the Chinese and that is a total ban on contract or license manufacturing from the west and a total economic and commercial boycott on ANYTHING which is manufactured in China for the Western markets…. I will endeavour NEVER to buy another item of anything labelled ” Made in China ” and I will not support any business who sells their products.. Start manufacturing in your own country and provide work for your own people,,, NOT for the Chinese dog killers!!!! NO MORE,, NO MORE,, NO MORE !!!!!!

    Annie says...

    June 3rd, 2013, 8:32 pm

    this is disgusting AND SO SAD!!!!!:(

    Sara berg says...

    August 16th, 2013, 5:08 am

    Until people stop purchasing fur and fur products this is going to carry on,more needs to be done in goverment to stop this vile and barbaric trade that has become global.its not acceptable.

    Claire Orme says...

    September 3rd, 2013, 3:51 pm

    It’s heart breaking to see, poor animals

    Anna Clelland says...

    November 17th, 2013, 4:29 pm

    My heart is forever broken! SINCE I SAW THE VIDEO I CAN’T STOP CRYING! We have to find a way …we have to!!!

    Kieran Bourquin says...

    December 18th, 2013, 3:35 pm

    STOP ALL TRADE WITH CHINA..

    1. DO NOT BY ANY PRODUCTS STAMPED MADE IN CHINA UNLESS THEY PROVE IT HAS STOPPED.

    DONT EVEN BUY A CHINESES.

    who are the SICK PEOPLE WHO LET THIS HAPPEN IN THERE OWN COUNTRY.

    WHO, WHERE, WHEN, HOW, WHY, WHAT, WHICH, HOW

    Valerie says...

    January 17th, 2014, 10:53 am

    How do we get the U.S to stop buying this fur from China? That’s what we need. No demand equals no supply.

    Emma says...

    January 23rd, 2014, 7:54 pm

    This is so cruel. If you were an innocent animal, would you like it if a random stranger took you away from your family to get you skin and head cut off? Nope. You would be in so much pain.

    These people make me sick. And its just because of money.

    Heartless people.

    keith jamieson says...

    February 23rd, 2014, 7:05 pm

    say no to fur.it’s wrong and immoral and should be banned.animals are abused ,tortured and killed in their thousands on a daily basis for the sake of people wanting to wear fur.it’s a cruel,wicked industry that should be banned.the fur always looks best on the it’s original owner,the animal,not the person wearing it.

    Gerry says...

    March 21st, 2014, 9:02 am

    Bottom line is animal cruelty needs to be stopped period whoever and wherever. We need to find a way and fast.

    Kylie Pedroso says...

    March 26th, 2014, 9:09 pm

    WE SHOULD ALL MAKE A DONATION AND SAVE THESE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES AND KEEP THEM SAFE SO THOSE STUPID FUR FARMS DONT GET NEAR THEM!!!!

    Lara Khorma says...

    April 8th, 2014, 3:07 pm

    I think it is absolutely disgusting and horrible what they are doing to these beautiful creatures. And they don’t have the voice to fight for themselves so we should do it for them!! FIGHT THE ANIMAL FUR TRADE!!

    Gabby Calvin says...

    June 26th, 2014, 2:04 am

    I watched a gruesome documentary today about animal abuse in all aspects. Pets, food, circuses, fur, product testing….I have never been so ashamed of humanity. This needs to stop, society needs to be informed of the truth, and for crying out loud why doesn’t the government stop some of this?!

    Sarah says...

    July 19th, 2014, 12:44 am

    So i see all these comments above and agree entirely with them all. This trade… well i honestly have no words… All these comments what are they really doing..? stating the obvious..?? People like you and i need to literally do something to help these animals. We have a voice and were expressing it but to what extent..? Is this really making a difference.? We need to put our words into actions this trade need to be stopped and we need to devise plans on how to do this. Take action and really start to do something. This is the most dusting fact about human beings and its is so disturbingly cruel. Were all just sitting here and who actually is helping..??? i want to become an active member in the actions in place in stopping this cruelty i want to do something to stop this trade. How do i contact someone who will help me do so..? I will not sit by and watch this unfold any longer.

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