Skins Main Issues
The Silk Industry
Most of the insects used by the silk industry are boiled or gassed alive inside their cocoons so that workers can obtain the silk threads.
Animals such as snakes, lizards, eels, alligators and kangaroos are treated with cold-blooded cruelty by the callous exotic-skins industry.
Animals Used for Wool
Sheep used for wool may be painfully mutilated, suffer in extreme weather conditions, violently mistreated during shearing and shipped to frightening deaths.
Down: Ducks and Geese Pay the Price
Birds such as ducks and geese may have the feathers violently ripped from their skin in order to produce down-filled duvets, jackets and sleeping bags.
The Leather Industry
More than 1 billion animals are cruelly killed worldwide for the leather trade every single year, from cows and calves to horses, lambs, goats and pigs – and even dogs and cats.
The Barbaric Fur Trade
Animals are kept in tiny cages or maimed by painful traps, then bludgeoned, electrocuted, gassed or skinned alive in one of the world’s most vicious industries.
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