We’re Calling On the EU to Ban Dog Leather

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We’ve just written to the European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, calling for action against the horrific dog-leather industry.

Anyone who’s seen the harrowing footage from PETA Asia’s investigation into the Chinese dog-leather trade isn’t likely to forget it. The video shows dogs crying out and writhing in agony after being hit over the head with a heavy wooden bat, and dogs struggling to breathe after their throats have been cut. Workers then rip the skin from the dogs’ bodies so it can be turned into leather to be sold around the world.

One abattoir employee told the investigator that the facility bludgeons and skins 100 to 200 dogs a day. When the video was shot, there were about 300 live dogs in the compound slated for slaughter.

The leather gloves and other accessories made from these dogs’ skins are often exported internationally and may be mislabelled as leather from sheep.

If they knew what they were really buying, the majority of consumers in Europe would want nothing to do with it.

Selling fur from cats and dogs is already banned in the EU under Regulation (EC) No 1523/2007. Extending this ban to include leather made from the same animals would be a logical step – and it’s also the ethical thing to do.

We’re hoping the European Commission will act swiftly after receiving our letter. But remember – there are currently no laws against selling dog leather in the EU, and if you buy leather items, you have no way of knowing whose skin you’re really purchasing.

All leather is the product of cruelty. If you’re appalled by the horrific images from PETA Asia’s investigation, please join our campaign and stop wearing all animal skins.

Sign the pledge to go leather-free

Comments

  • Sarah commented on May 10, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Please do not sell dog leather.

    • Margo Leblanc commented on May 14, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      Stop killing

      • Michelle Stout commented on June 9, 2015 at 10:30 pm

        One question requires one answer.. Would you want to be treated in this way?????
        You know deep down the answer is a resounding NO.

        Do the right thing, and turn yourself from evil to good, it’s always a better deal, because what goes around will eventually come your way!!

    • jessie commented on May 14, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      cowards…

    • Nina commented on May 14, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      I absolutely love dogs and completely support this petition. This is barbaric beyond words. Watching this video (and that was not easy) I just want these people to be treated like that and see who they feel. It makes me sick to the core watching how anyone can treat ANY animal this way. It is time to stop this completely. Dogs and cats and all animals are so special and we are privileged to have them on this planet with us. Dogs are especially special in that they trust and love humans, and the horrors that these dogs went through watching those they trust hurt other dogs before them and then themselves. Dogs are very aware of human behaviour and know when we are being cruel. Dogs cry and scream and that is what got to me the most. I cannot bear to hear dogs cry and scream like that, it turns my stomach and makes me cry. Let’s all take action. We must make the western world make these illegal as then there will not be any demand for them. Poor little things, these are pets in other parts of the world and loved and cared for, and I cannot even think that it is possible that others are treated this way. I hope I never see this again. And believe me, I have seen an horrific video before of the Chinese dog fur trade and they beat them and skin them alive and throw the bodies in bins or on the floor to die slowly. There are just no words. I just want to say sorry to all the animals that have suffered by a human’s hand.

      • Kayebo commented on May 21, 2015 at 10:23 pm

        I cannot find the words, never seen anything as sick and cruel . Those who are doing it are not in any way human . They are heartless , cruel and sick . It makes me wonder what else they are capable of as people living in society . if they don’t see any wrong in inflicting so much pain to a living breathing and feeling animal .

    • MarieFoley commented on May 19, 2015 at 12:10 am

      Stop this vile cruel crime. You greed barstards

    • Sandra Lazaridis commented on June 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      I have had nightmares after watching just part of the video.As a dog lover my heart was ripped from my chest.These people are not human!I will boycott all Chinese products,These people are subhuman,and do not belong in this world.Animals have more compassion and love in their bodies than these MONSTERS.will ever have. SOULLESS EMPTY PEOPLE,who will do anything for money.

      • Adam commented on June 22, 2015 at 4:35 am

        It’s so wrong. They just go about it on a day to day basis, like no big deal. It’s sickening how they treat dogs. Even puppies, like WTF is going on in your head that would allow this brutality? It needs to stop. Something needs to be done about this.

    • Jean Clark commented on June 9, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      Why on earth would you think the barbaric act of cruelty against dogs to slaughter them for food and their fur is OK? It is NOT ok. Stop this NOW>

    • Carole Wise commented on June 9, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      People doing this do not deserve to be called humans. This is barbaric and evil. Awful people involved in this trade. EU should ban any leather, fur or anything connected with this trade. If these people can do this what other terrible things are they involved in? These poor animals stolen and tortured.

    • daniela disconzi commented on June 10, 2015 at 9:26 am

      cerco di non comperare pelli di nessun tipo e sto benissimo, senza rimorsi per le sofferenze inflitte agli animali.
      I try NOT to buy leather of any type, and I feel very well, without inflicting suffering to any animal. We should think of wild animals’sufferings, too, not only of pets. Daniela Disconzi

    • Bilkis Satar commented on June 10, 2015 at 9:57 am

      Please do everything you can to STOP dog leather coming into our markets.

      This kind of suffering for dogs cannot go on.

      PLEASE STOP THIS NOW!!

  • Sherree connolly commented on May 10, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Stop this these are loving pets,stop this cruelty,

  • Elizabeth commented on May 10, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Stop killing the dogs for leather

  • Monica Smith commented on May 10, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    disgusting

  • Philip walsh commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Unthinkable cruelty…..

  • james skae commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    it is disgusting stop it

  • Val Pettitt commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    BAN BAN BAN NOW. Cruel bastards that do this to innocent defenceless creatures. Do the same to them, that will stop them. An eye for an eye, always the best deterrent.

  • Peter Carter commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    These dogs are skinned alive after suffering abuse. This sort of trade should be banned

  • linda burgess commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    stop this

  • JaneB commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Thank you PETA. Ending the use of dogs for leather is a major step in the journey towards animal liberation.

  • Conny commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Ban the leather of dogs and tell China to stop this horror please.

  • rosemary blair commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    after watching this i think the chineese and the whole leather trade is disgusting and i have already pledged never to wear another pice of leather again

  • Jacqueline Kelly commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    DOG …..Man’s BEST FRIEND

    • MARGARET LUCAS commented on May 13, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      YES I AGREE IN FACT I HAVE A TEACUP YORKSHIRE TERRIER AND I WOULD HATE FOR HER TO BE TORTURED IN THIS WAY. ITS DISPICABLE HOW THESE P.O.S TREAT OUR BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS IN THIS DREADFUL WAY.

      • Durdana Khan commented on June 12, 2015 at 9:35 pm

        Please do not get another teacup dog – I am not sure if you are aware how they are produced… but, please read up about it – it really is very cruel. Both the mother and puppy suffer badly and it is done purely for profit… A dog is a dog, it doesn’t have to be a man-made pedigree… a rescued street dog is just as adorable and loving as any.
        Please think about it… and if it interests you – please look up rescue dogs, there are so many needing homes… and all the while the breeders keep on breeding for money.
        Thank you. D.xxx

  • Sophia Picton-Howell commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Please do the right thing and ban dog leather – it is barbaric and a total breach of the trust “man’s best friend” puts in us.

  • DEBORAH MORGAN commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    you r so insane,evil ,inhuman

  • DEBORAH MORGAN commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    please stop the cruelty

  • Ann Bonnewell commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    ban leather products from companion animals and those animals tortured and abused for their skin

  • carlene wiser commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Disgusted with humans. ..

  • chris Marcks commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Please STOP THIS for God’s sake

  • Dina Bern commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Please ban dog leather.

  • Jenny Harris commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    I haven’t worn leather for 20 years!!
    This intolerable treatment of animals HAS to stop!!!!!

  • Aase Sømme commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Animals should be allowed to keep their own skin. Humans dont need it, we have our own.

  • Kenny Robertson commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Like it or not “leather” regardless of which animal donated its skin is inherently cruel beyond words. Ban it all. This the 21st century not the stone age.

  • agnes commented on May 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    stop creual animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Norma smith commented on May 10, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Stop this vile trade now

  • Julie commented on May 10, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Please help stop the torture of dogs for profit and ban the trade of dog skin leather. Mans best friend deserves better than this monstrous treatment.

  • danielle nicholas commented on May 10, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    There is no excuse to allow dogs to be killed for leather!!

  • Eve moss commented on May 10, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Hi, I think what you do is amazing and I admire your organisation a lot. However I’ve always wondered who stands there and takes pictures/ videos this behaviour?

    • Anne commented on May 13, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Hi Eve,

      Thanks for your support. The most difficult job that any animal rights advocate can do is to document abuse so that it can be stopped. Many of our investigators are so devastated by their experiences that they can no longer face this kind of work. Yes, when one views animal abuse firsthand, it is a natural impulse to want to interfere and rescue those animals. But then what about all the millions of animals we cannot see? If we were able to take these animals out of these situations one at a time it would indeed save those beings—but it would do nothing to stem the tide of animal abuse that causes suffering to so many others. Our best hope for them is to show government officials and people like you, who care so much, what terrible things happen and then work to try to stop it.

      • v windust commented on May 14, 2015 at 10:57 am

        If these dogs were children I wonder if the same philosophy would apply, don’t save one or two, carry on with the paperwork.
        Every single individual matters enough to act there and then.

  • carole christie commented on May 10, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    this cruelty must be stopped

  • Ivy Sherlock commented on May 10, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    this is a disgrace and needs to be stopped now, we can make so many synthetic materials we do not need animal skins or furs.

  • Monica Bahl commented on May 10, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Please stop this brutality..

  • Ivy Sherlock commented on May 10, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    this is disgrace we do not need animal furs or skins in this day of synthetic materials.

  • Kate Blackshaw commented on May 10, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    The EU must take a stand against this horrific torture of dogs. It seems to me illogical that Regulation (EC) No 1523/2007 which already bans the sale of dog and cat fur does not include their skins.

  • Isabelle Torisi commented on May 10, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    no to barbarity

  • Simone commented on May 10, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Please stop this disgusting act!

  • Agnieszka Ba commented on May 10, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Cruelty to animals must stop now !!

  • Julie commented on May 10, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I am joining the leather free brigade. We can manage perfectly well without animals products!!!

    Cruel animal trade should be stopped. To be bred to die is no life atball

  • Joe Ann ong commented on May 10, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    No to cruelty against innocent animals

  • Carole wilkinson commented on May 10, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    why in this day and age should any poor animal suffer such atrocities it needs to be stopped

  • Pamela commented on May 10, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    HUMANS HAVE NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO TREAT ANIMALS WITH SUCH EVIL BARBARITY. IN CHINA DOGS ARE BOILED ALIVE, SKINNED ALIVE, BLOW TORCHED ALIVE: ALL IN FRONT OF DOGS AWAITING THE SAME TO HAPPEN TO THEM. THERE IS SOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH THE HUMAN RACE TO a) DO THIS TO INNOCENT CREATURES and b) TURN A BLIND EYE TO THIS UNBELIEVABLE TORTUROUS CRUELTY. THIS MUST END RIGHT NOW!

  • stacey commented on May 10, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Horrible!!

  • margaret burns commented on May 10, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    should stop totally and the eating of dogs and cats

  • john harrison commented on May 10, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    ban all dog and cat skin leather in the E U. it mainly comes form china.

  • edwige depallens commented on May 10, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Insoutenable et barbare.

    • edwige depallens commented on May 10, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      Quand les humains cesseront-ils de se comporter comme des barbares…?

  • Lisa Lammon commented on May 10, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I TRY NOW TO BUY CHINA PRODUCTS.. i look and am aware of what i by now as much as i can.. even FRUIT.. also… ive went vegan.. and I DONT by leather…. not shoes boot or purses coats NOTHING. Im aware of my buying now .. HUMANE TREATMENT, is not excused for the word TRaditons.. THERE is no word or reason to suffer another living being.. they dont get this.. I on the other hand do.. I have NO RESPECT FOR CHINA,, I do love lek over the Thailand Elephants Sancuary and Jill Robinson for the bile bear Sancuary.. PLEASE USE THEM FOR YOUR LIFES EXAMPLE TOWARDS ANIMALs…

  • maria moynes commented on May 10, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    is there anything to say about this????

    • MARGARET LUCAS commented on May 15, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      yes of course there is .in fact the Chinese and Koreans also phillipines are torturous people in what they do to cats and dogs and other animals and I just wish it would stop.the things ive seen online is sickening. also the English abbottoirs are just as bad and they should be sacked. if I were in charge then they would be gone. same should be done to them and see how they like it.

  • Jessica Parker commented on May 10, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    STOP THE CRUELTY

  • Susan Spink commented on May 10, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Whatever happened to the human race? Thus is barbaric and totally out of place in the 21st Century. Stop now!

  • Lynda Nicholson commented on May 10, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    The video I watched was one of the vilest, cruelest, disgusting things I have ever seen. Just as vile is the video I saw of stray dogs being injected with acid in Iran, they take at least 5 agonising minutes to die. How can humans be so cruel. I want it all stopped asap.

  • Michaela commented on May 10, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    please stop!!!!!

  • Hava Osmani commented on May 10, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    The cruelty towards animals should stop

  • Mitch Briggs commented on May 10, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    I boycott all countries produce that does this

  • Rita Kempson commented on May 10, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I have seen a video of this about 7 years ago, don’t think it was same one. So couldn’t watch this one it broke my heart. That’s when I joined PETA, my eyes have been opened. I just can’t understand how it’s still going on. Please PETA do something.

  • Sue Bayliss commented on May 10, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    People who do things like this are NOT part of the human race!

  • Billy Buchanan commented on May 10, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I love dogs mostly

  • Cathy Knight commented on May 10, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    It is no worse than using cows etc. it should all be stopped!

  • gwen jarman commented on May 10, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    disgusting barbaric murder of our friends, cant believe this is happening in this day and age, terrible

  • Will lynch commented on May 10, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Disgraceful

  • Tracy Bravey commented on May 10, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Its Heartbreaking, cruel and barbaric im totally appalled by this, why cant you people realise this is wrong on so many levels!!!! Those poor dogs how would you feel if it was your family pet being caught and butchered for its meat or skin…… So upsetting.

  • betty cannon commented on May 10, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    This is discusting…cruel……inhumane…..labelling sheep…when irs dog fur

  • Shirley Irvine commented on May 10, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Stop this vile trade

  • julia commented on May 10, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    no to dog leather

  • lisa newman commented on May 10, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Cruel

  • gail ritchie commented on May 10, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    I would love to do the same to these murdering cowards!!

  • Ewa Harrysson commented on May 10, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    You have to…!!!!

  • Jackie Re commented on May 10, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    :'(

  • misha commented on May 10, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    this is unacceptable. please lets stop this barbaric and inhumane act. no animal deserve such cruelty

  • Jackie Re commented on May 10, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Please have compassion

  • Darlene Norman commented on May 10, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Save and love the animals

  • Therese Hyland commented on May 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Please, this cruel and barbaric use of dogs has to stop.

  • maria commented on May 10, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    This is beyond evil and has to stop!!!

  • maria commented on May 10, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Evil

  • liz smith commented on May 10, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    will go leather free

  • laura parrini commented on May 10, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    no horrific leather dog industry

  • laura parrini commented on May 10, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    ban dog leather

  • Patricia Hartley commented on May 10, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    When will the cruelty ever stop? It needs education, compassion, & laws to STOP IT NOW!

  • de Solere commented on May 10, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    C’est une véritable abomination!! Pauvres êtres sans défense livrés à des monstres!!

  • Denise Taylor commented on May 10, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    STOP the barbarick unnecessary inhuman slaughter of Dogs & Cats.
    We do not wont this so called leather.

  • Karen Campbell smith commented on May 10, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I do not want any animal to die for vanity

  • Debbie Clifford commented on May 10, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Just think twice before buying that leather bargain. It could be the product of unimaginable cruelty

  • theresa morris commented on May 10, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    This has to stop poor dogs

  • theresa morris commented on May 10, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    This has to stop

  • Sally luff commented on May 10, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    please stop this barbaric practice – it makes me sick to the core x

  • Karen Campbell smith commented on May 10, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    There’s so any man made fabrics now just stop murdering animals in the name off fashion it’s just ugly !

  • Rachel Roberts commented on May 10, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    The dog leather industry is one which is based on the extreme suffering of an animal that human beings have, for hundreds of years, considered to be their friend. Please ban the import of this product – people do not realise when they are buying it how much pain and torment has gone into it, or which animal it comes from. I am against all leather, but dog leather is absolutely the worst of its kind.
    Thank you.

  • Ian Smudger Smith commented on May 10, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Please show your compassion and stop this barbaric practice

  • Elijah commented on May 10, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Less buyer the faces of the aminal are on them

  • Catherine Griffith commented on May 10, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Please stop this! Why are beautiful animals treated so cruel and killed in the most sickness and unimaginable way possible,the pain and suffering they go through is heartbreaking. There is no need for this in today’s society. Animals don’t deserve it!!! Please they need a voice and the need our protection!

  • XHINO commented on May 10, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    BAN ANIMALS LEATHER!BAN DOG LEATHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gintare commented on May 10, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    The biggest parazite for animal is human, soon there will be nothing to kill than they will turn for each other

  • Gillian Cockwill commented on May 10, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    unnecessary.

  • jeanie brown commented on May 10, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    This is vile.

  • premita pillay commented on May 10, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Not okay to kill them some are stolen pets even.I vow not to wear leatherfor good.

  • kate boulby commented on May 10, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    no

  • Deborah lyall commented on May 10, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    This is horrific!!Stop this now!!!

  • Helen lawlor commented on May 10, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    This is absolutely horrific, can’t believe this is happening, I felt just so ill after reviewing this video. Will never buy leather gloves again.

  • Maria Richards commented on May 10, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    It needs to stop. Cruelty is not acceptable anymore. No more excuses

  • Martine Derouaux commented on May 10, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Stop !!!

  • Teresa Turner commented on May 11, 2015 at 12:14 am

    No leather from any animal not just dogs. The world is a joke until you people realise there is no difference between a dog and a cow and pig and a lamb. All animals love life, no animal wants to die dog or cow.

  • Elizabeth Shanahan commented on May 11, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Can we steep any lower

  • Christine Jenkins commented on May 11, 2015 at 12:59 am

    I am shocked and disgusted that dogs leather is being sold in EU countries . it is totaly horrifing to think that this is going on and is permited to go on it is cruel and barbaric . I do hope you will show some compassion and common sense and put a stop in this trade vile thanking you

  • Nadia Kozak commented on May 11, 2015 at 1:03 am

    For someone to kill cat and dogs for leather is the most terrible think I have heard of. The main point being is they are not be truthful to consumer. They are misleading the sale at some level to make money off animals that can be found on the streets. Being deceitful in business what will they sell next. Just terrible it has to be stopped.

  • Sam Chapman commented on May 11, 2015 at 1:49 am

    The level of cruelty levelled at these dogs is unbelievable. The pain, suffering & torture inflicted on them is evil. No animal should suffer in this way especially in the name of fashion. Stop buying leather so the killing can stop.

  • Valerie Veitch commented on May 11, 2015 at 1:56 am

    It is absolutely disgraceful that you allow such disgusting methods of making money I will not buy leather goods. How would you like your pet to be skinned alive, you see these cages with mink just for their fur it is disgusting they should be a ban on selling fur coats, leave them on the animals which they belong to. The people are wealthy enough tell them to save the animals,

  • ASHWIN MOHAN commented on May 11, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Go cruelty free…

  • Mandee commented on May 11, 2015 at 3:29 am

    This skinning dog (albeit alive) INDUSTRY must stop. I respect and support PETA you are a gutsy mob and if I was wealthy I would push dollars your way for sure.
    I am great at selling I could get thousands of signatures off the streets of Hobart for you if you want me to draw up a petition and send to Mandee Hudson PO Box 554 Snug, Tasmania Australia 7054

    RESPECT you giving a voice to the animals, wish I could do more than what I do now to help all animals on our planet. Keep up this necessary fight, I am behund you as much as I am able to be

    Stay strong
    Mandee

  • Anna rheinfrank commented on May 11, 2015 at 4:04 am

    Sick

  • sherri berry commented on May 11, 2015 at 4:10 am

    Stop!

  • ilham khan commented on May 11, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Ban dog leather. Animals have the right to exist without being tortured and used. They are sentient beings and deserve to live in dignity and without fear.

    • ilham khan commented on May 11, 2015 at 4:49 am

      Ban dog leather the torture of dogs in his way

      • ilham khan commented on May 11, 2015 at 4:49 am

        ban dog leather

  • udeshika commented on May 11, 2015 at 5:40 am

    horrible! stop it now!

  • Linda Belluomini commented on May 11, 2015 at 6:43 am

    i will boycott any products made in China until this horrid practice of using dogs for leather stops. They are obviously using people’s pet dogs. How barbaric! I think there is a special place in hell reserved for the people that do this.

  • Sonya perrin commented on May 11, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Stop this vile and sick trade no one wants to wear dog you know that or you wouldn’t lie on the label ban this save these lives

  • sandra frost commented on May 11, 2015 at 7:06 am

    NO MORE CRUELTY….

  • Jhanel kies commented on May 11, 2015 at 7:12 am

    We know this is wrong and cruel…. So why is it still happening? It’s going to take more than a petition. Stop buying leather products, organize protests in towns/cities against this Nd use media coverage, protest outside of these factories that do this to dogs… Etc. BUT STOP YOUR APATHY ABOUT THIS!

  • Kristina Adamou commented on May 11, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Ban dog leather now!!!

  • Chris Carter commented on May 11, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Your headline asking for the EU to ban dog (and cat?) leather, I fully support. But your action buttons are about something entirely different – not about adding a name to petition the EU but to take a personal pledge not to use leather at all – something I’m not prepared to do at the moment.

    • Anne commented on May 11, 2015 at 10:26 am

      Hi Chris,
      Thanks for your support. Because there are currently no laws against selling dog leather in the EU, not to mention the fact that it can often be mislabelled, the only sure way to avoid supporting the slaughter of dogs is to avoid buying ALL leather. That’s why we encourage people concerned about this issue to take our leather-free pledge. Of course, avoiding leather also helps countless cows, goats and other animals who are killed in cruel ways for the global leather industry.

  • Jeanette Plimmer commented on May 11, 2015 at 8:46 am

    What on earth is going on this is just so cruel.

  • lacambre commented on May 11, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Contre toute maltraitance des animaux

  • Angela R Dial commented on May 11, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Stop this maddness

  • Petronella Nagy commented on May 11, 2015 at 9:15 am

    STOP KILLING ANIMALS!!!!THIS IS EVIL!

  • susan nerad commented on May 11, 2015 at 9:43 am

    It is a very sad day when humans have to murder animals, we can make our own decisions, animals cant, we make decisions for them and what is to happen to their lives, would people like to die, well probably not, so what makes them think the animal does? humans are stupid!

  • Sharon commented on May 11, 2015 at 10:39 am

    That was the most disgusting thing I have seen I couldn’t even bare to watch it. How can people be so inhuman and have absolutely no feelings . How do they sleep at night after hearing and seeing all that? I am ashamed to say I am of the same race they are and we call the dogs, cats etc animals? We have that ALL WRONG

  • Paul Meyanl commented on May 11, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Stop this bar barbaric trade stop it stop it stop it what harm do they do us and why do we treat these defenceless creatures. MADNESS UTTER MADNESS

  • Jeannette Callaway commented on May 11, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Barbaric!

  • victoria smith commented on May 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Absolutely abhorent how these dogs are treated. Disgusting. We need to start acting humanely and not like neanderthals.

  • Anita Baumann commented on May 11, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    gegen Tierquälerei

  • Roxy commented on May 11, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    There is no need for this it is disgusting

  • Paul Vickers commented on May 11, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Brainless morons. Prison is too good

  • Elizabeth Washington commented on May 11, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Please stop making the babarian leather no longer.
    We are not indians any longer and dont need the leathers also
    We should not use and also spend the leathers. That is the way we can live with animals harmoniously. That efforts are that only we can do and must do.

  • Joan McDonald commented on May 11, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Monsters!

  • Angelina Chang commented on May 11, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Please stop making the babarian leather no longer.
    We dont need the leathers and make alternative product to be used rather than the leathers
    We have to try to choose ethically right way as great human
    If you dont like animals you must have considerations of animal emotion fland feelings also people who like anumals but dont make any actions are to punish from the God

  • Alan Saxon commented on May 11, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Just ban it !! It surves no purpose other than hell for the dogs !! We don’t need that !!

  • Sam Blonde commented on May 12, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    I have for pretty much my whole life been an animal rights activist and it sickens me that it is STILL legal in this world, a few years ago I tried to get a campaign going to ban the sale of Fur on ebay (as it is a huge business for them and they sell cheaply there) by cutting off their outlets it can make a difference. We already have FAUX leather and FAUX fur that is as good quality. Yes you all have the choice to wear Death, that is what it is, Death. But if you were told the outfit a stranger was wearing contained the skin or ashes of your loved one it would sicken you, anger you, that is how it feels for animal lovers, it is painful to watch, it evokes anger, anxiety, nausea but more than anything makes you realise the HUGE injustice. This should not still be happening in this day and age and I know for a fact high street retailers in the UK buy the cheaper animal leathers for their stores, so yes, the leather jacket you bought from say…for instance….river island or topshop is actually the skin from an abused, murdered brutally puppy…..still find it fashionable and stylish? if so you have serious problems with your empathy, understanding, compassion, intelligence. There is NO need to buy fur or leather or even meat, by doing so you create a “supply and demand” cycle, you are basically PAYING these evil, ignorant, sickening, emotionless, unintelligent, uncompassionate assholes to MURDER animals. Oh and just incase you were not fully aware a lot of these dogs are domestic, stolen from their owners and homes. There are reports all over the internet about people in China searching for their family pet or should I say family member and they find they have been killed for food or leather. Apply animals to humans, if you saw young children skinned alive hanging in another country being abused and tortured you would be outraged right? YOU SHOULD BE NOW! animals are intelligent, they have their own personalities, anyone who has ever had a “pet” or worked with or lived with animals will tell you they are like children, they have unique personalities, they learn, they are loyal, they are beautiful, they are forgiving. Well as a human being I will NEVER forgive people committing such evil, no animal should ever be harmed. We are in 2015 and it is NOT necessary in any way and the fact the governments do NOTHING about this is because they are all corrupt, commerce is a huge income and sadly China lack serious heart by allowing such utter evil to continue. I do like China and the Chinese and have always wanted to visit but one thing that massively taints their country is this. They appear as emotionless people. Biologically is damages the body to eat meat (fact….research yourself) so you would think for people of whom have such fascination with extending life, improving health and all of their holistic remedies they would open their damn eyes to such ignorance. I am not saying go vegan but I am saying BE AWARE OF YOUR CONTRIBUTION! You eat meat you create a demand for refilling the shelves/counters, you wear leather or fur and you create a demand to restock the racks/shelves.

    Be the change you want to see in the world! I don’t believe in karma but I do hope for justice in this world.

    Yes I ramble on but it infuriates me. I have spent a lot of my life as an activist and it truly angers me very little changes because the majority are either unaware or ignorant to the realities of this world. But it is ok, you go back to watching shitty reality TV whilst the innocents of this world are murdered because you weren’t paying attention.

    • Sandia Taylor commented on May 13, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      I applaud and thank you you in your fight for animal rights.

      Thank goodness there are people like you that dedicate and give their full support.

    • Maureen Lock commented on May 13, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      Well said!

  • Sandia Taylor commented on May 13, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Very heart breaking to watch innocent dogs used for human materialism.

    The dogs are viciously slaughtered.

    This MUST be stopped by not buying leather.

  • igor commented on May 13, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    stop!!!

  • Diane Gearty commented on May 13, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    This barbaric practice has to stop Now!!!

  • Julita commented on May 13, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Stop selling Fur !!!

  • Maureen Lock commented on May 13, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Shocking and dreadful. I just don’t know how these human beings can do this to another living thing. They are beyond humanity and hopefully one day will regret their cruel acts.

  • Joanne Caddy commented on May 13, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    This vile trade and practice of fur and leather trade has to end, with dogs and all other animals used and abused for their skins!

  • andrea Cowen-Richards commented on May 14, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Barbaric, maximum cruelty and pain for these animals that is so unnecessary. BAN BAN BAN

  • lisa Pooley commented on May 14, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Please stop this horror now – in this day & age – dusgeaceful !!

  • Paula Gros commented on May 14, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    It is horrible news!!!!!!!

  • Krystyna von Nathusius commented on May 14, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    is ashamed that primitive brain so cruel abuse dog and intelligent people don’t Stop thus horror!!!!

  • Lesbeth commented on May 14, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    There is No excuse for this!! humans who do this as a living are just as bad as the traders! Blood money grabbing thugs who I can’t wait to burn in hell stop this and do something right you beasts.

  • Tracey commented on May 14, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    This is barbaric , although if you didn’t expect people to not buy leather as a bi product from cows or sheep then you may get more sign , I for one will still buy cow or sheep leather as a bi product from meat but not from cats or dogs

  • Elodie commented on May 14, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Hi PETA,

    I have a quick question about cosmetics and anything to do with make up and toiletries.
    I’m against animal testing so I buy BUAV approved products or when they specify on the packaging that the product is vegetarian friendly.
    However, I’m aware that all products manufactured in Europe now should not have been tested on animals. But what about the ingredients of the products?
    I make sure I only buy products made in Europe but is it safe?
    Also, what are the laws for products manufactured in the USA and Canada please?

    Many thanks
    El

  • tony bastion commented on May 14, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Sick and upsetting must be stopped at once please

  • tony bastion commented on May 14, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    This needs to stop it sick and upsetting

  • Pamela commented on May 14, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    That is SICK PLEASE STOP

  • gaynor waring commented on May 14, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    These disgusting acts of cruelty need to be stopped now

  • Camilla McConnachie commented on May 14, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    This needs to stop now. Dogs are man’s best friend!

  • Ashleigh McConnachie commented on May 14, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Shame on you. You have no heart to do this. I will never buy leather

  • Zara commented on May 14, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    I had no idea this went on!, disgusted and appalled!!
    Countries where this takes place will loose respect and tourism unless this is banned!

  • Sam Blonde commented on May 15, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Sorry for the swearing. Animal rights is one subject that evokes the inner warrior in me (and tourettes) haha.

  • Sonya perrin commented on May 15, 2015 at 2:49 am

    This is sick how could this country do this stop this ASAP I for one will not support the abuse and suffering of these or any animals I breaks my heart please put a end to this

  • akhil verma commented on May 15, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Really stop ✋ this… It’s horrible……

  • Helen Eldridge commented on May 15, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    There is something, no EVERYTHING, wrong with the evil monsters doing this. Stop it TODAY!

  • hisakazumatsumura commented on May 16, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Stop

  • rose dinegar commented on May 17, 2015 at 1:55 am

    I had no idea this stuff was being done to dogs god only knows what else there doing I stand up for animals every were and all kinds. No animal’s should be harmed especially in the name of crap fashion and I continue to do my part by saving stray and hurt animals every day I come across them even if they stay with me and my family till I find them a real home. Not the SPCA or leaving them stranded to fend for them selfs. No more animal abuse!

  • Zsofia commented on May 17, 2015 at 10:06 am

    While I agree that killing dogs for leather is unbelievably cruel and disgusting, I don’t understand why people are so outraged about killing dogs but find it normal to murder pigs, cows or sheep for leather or food for that matter. Their lives are worth just as much as any dog’s. They are all sentient beings and this separating line drawn between them makes me even more angry than the fact that they are skinning dogs. Yes, it is horrible, I would skin the people who do this alive myself, but those who skin pigs or any other farm animals are not any better. I think this is the main message that people need to understand. NO ANIMAL should be killed for leather. There are quality faux leather options out there, and even if there weren’t, animals are not our property or tools to use. It is in no way essential for our survival to wear leather or eat meat for that matter. And the only reason that would be good enough to kill for, if something is absolutely essential for ones survival. That is why lions kill, that is why predators kill. We are NOT predators. We don’t need meat to survive, let alone leather, we don’t even need it to be healthy. It is bad for us. Murdering animals is bad for us for whatever reason we’re doing it. It has to stop altogether. Be that leather, food, whatever. It is wrong either way.

    • Durdana Khan commented on June 12, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      I so wish the human race were willing to see things this way… it would not only be a kinder world but a far more productive one, as it is less polluting and wasteful to feed ourselves with grain, than to feed the animals with grain and then feed ourselves with the animals…

  • Camilla Lear commented on May 21, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Tell me what i can do?
    Is there a PETA South Africa??
    How can we change this?

  • Lorraine Smith commented on June 9, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    The Chinese and the Koreans are the most vilest countries on this planet, they are well documented for some of the most cruellest practices against animals. Most of it for profits. But also for out of medieval medicines and ancient practices. They have still a long way tp go before they are recognised as being in the 21st century. Making lots of money does not ‘cut it’ as more and more we effuse to buy their goods. This treatment of dogs is another nail in their coffins !

  • Jo commented on June 9, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Stop this now! It’s utterly disgusting!! Cruel and barbaric!!!

  • Mark Scamell commented on June 9, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Who can honestly say they can give unconditional love that Majority of the dog population offer the Human race everyday The Animal world Forgive Share Protect Love and never seek revenge so tell me who are the Beasts Animals or Humans

  • Stuart Hartley commented on June 9, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Don’t purchase on leather product made in China – for starters.

  • Martyn James commented on June 9, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Lets shame the producers and name them lets do a major visible campaign in high streets like Oxford streets to shock the ignorant consumers I saw millions of these parkas with a little but of poor dogs skins attached and these girls and boys have no idea how boody these are

  • Gareth commented on June 10, 2015 at 12:36 am

    I haven’t been able to watch the actual footage. To honest I find it too disturbing after having seen very similar footage in the past. It really is beyond words.

    I really do think this rates as one of the worst forms of cruelty in existence although I’ll make no attempt to catagorise or ‘rate’ what happens in the world cruelty wise.

    I feel in my heart a campaign against such cruelty should be notched up.

    People are left unaware of such barbarity. I feel a need for a publicity campaign of some sort’s. I remember a series of films were shown on Channel 4 in the early 90’s depicting animal slaughter/farming/breeding cruelty. It had quite a very serious effect on me and changed my life as I became vegetarian back then.

    I feel a resume’ of such publicity might be a way forward? Another issue I don’t understand is the total lack of any advertised vegan product on TV.

    Things are of course easier said than done. A campaign though, again with Channel 4 for instance, compassionate celebrities etc and involvement (For starters.) of appropriate foreign embassies could be a way forward.

    One thing is clear. This obscenity should be stopped, and stopped as quickly as possible.

    I hope what I’ve said here will prompt discussion and hopefully a way forward with this? I can only hope.

  • mirek commented on June 10, 2015 at 2:26 am

    I’m disgusted and appalled by the complete lack of compassion for the welfare of animals in China! Stop this barbarism now!

  • tamara lieck commented on June 10, 2015 at 3:00 am

    Please stop animal cruel

  • C. Morgan McNeil commented on June 10, 2015 at 6:05 am

    I don’t wear leather. But dog leather? Zero to do with necessity subsistence or humanity. Even less than does the money over mind rational of cattle ranchers and dairy farmers.. those few no kill dairy farmers excepted. As for that.. leather is gotten from animals whose yearly grain consumption could feed 78 trillion people every year. Dogs.. man’s best friend? Man isn’t fit to be the friend of a dog.. not those who wear leather. But to wear dog leather is more than merely graphically evil.. it would be as if a man wore the skin of of another man. Depraved? Psychotic? Lower than the lower depths. Even if the dogs are true carnivores we are not. And as for that a dog will happily forgo flesh for kindness, companionship, a friend. But you sell the skin of your friends to people who like you.. who have no selves.. people who have possessions and bank accounts instead of souls. And though you deserve pity your gambit must not be tolerated.

  • Emma peters commented on June 10, 2015 at 6:32 am

    I’m totally disgusted and appalled the way we treat animals
    Where has the nation gone of animal lovers
    People that abuse and hurt animals arent good enough to be on this planet why do they feel the need to do this
    We all must work together to stop this animals shouldn’t br treated in this way

  • Jackie Winder commented on June 10, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Ban China – it’s not their only abhorrent behaviour

  • Pepa commented on June 10, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    The fact that we have to be talking about this, is already quite embarrassing. As a species, what we think we are?

  • will commented on June 11, 2015 at 1:56 am

    These people need to be beaten the same way they beat these poor defenseless animals. Scumbags!!!!!!

  • Joon jones commented on June 11, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Stop this cruelty NOW!!!!

  • Suse Freiberg commented on June 12, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    No animal would be so cruel like man is – Stop wearing dead animals and stop eating our pets!!!

  • Deborah Hall commented on January 19, 2016 at 9:16 am

    I am angry and deeply saddened. I lay here next to my two beautiful dogs who are snuggled under the covers of my bed between myself and my husband. This video is beyond cruel… This is something one can not “unsee”. What kind of human being could do this??!!! How can China let this continue??? My heart breaks for those dogs!!

  • David commented on February 6, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Stop this barbaric practice now. Ban all imports where dog products are suspected. The British public wouldn’t buy any these products knowing dogs have been slaughtered, so stop it NOW!

  • Jayme hess commented on February 7, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Please end the horrific fur industry! These dogs and cats suffer immense pain and suffering!

  • Hege commented on February 7, 2016 at 12:10 am

    No animals should be treated badly in life, humans all around the globe need to take actions against the violence and this absolutely horrendous act. Blood from the innocent animals are spilled right now as we sit here and write these comments, blood that dries up yet again just to be filled up with new layers of fresh blood after beatings, cutting and mutilations.. Some would say words are`nt enough when you have to stand up against something this cruel and despicable, but when words are all that you have in a world of violence i think we have to make it through to the people that can make a difference for all animals that cant stand up og speak for themselves. Somebody has to interact now on the behalfs of the animals that suffers and put an end to this cruelty.

  • Ann Baker commented on February 7, 2016 at 2:26 am

    That’s so cruel

  • Katie commented on February 7, 2016 at 3:47 am

    This, and the dog meat trade are disgusting acts of barbarism that MUST be stopped NOW!!

  • Tanya Kay commented on February 7, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Stop this unnecessary cruelty

  • Vijay Kumar Kanaujia commented on February 7, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Need to stop this cruelty

  • Beverley commented on February 7, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Enough is enough.

  • Nicole Gohari commented on February 7, 2016 at 6:25 am

    This sickening, inhumane, disgusting and cruel practice needs to be put to an end! What kind of a world are we living in and creating for future generations!?! Humans are so heartless. Animals need to be protected and cared for, not tortured and torn apart for our out selfish greed! How disgusting!! Make these sickening beings stop this!!!

  • Sara herrnicht commented on February 7, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Ban dog and cat leather in the EU as soon as possible

  • Theingi Oo commented on February 7, 2016 at 7:41 am

    This is inhumane act, animal abuse can’t be accepted.

  • Carolyn Pitcher commented on February 7, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Ban the murder and sale of cat and dog fur.

  • Maria Paris commented on February 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Stop this crime

  • Leni Beyer commented on February 7, 2016 at 11:37 am

    I’m so shocked about this treatment of Dog’s for Their skin! I’m so against this Trade of treason! Dog’s are nothing but family! This is shamefull! I’m shamefull aswell all ordinary and conventional brought up eating lifestuck as cows and pigs! Never been mutch into eating Meat! A year ago I completely stoped eating Meat! Shamefull because I wear boots and bags (vintage) and secondhand! But eventhought I do not want any animal to suffer or beeing slaughtered and killed in a viscious Way at all! I’m sorry! Please stop this Trade! I’m doing my Best my self to strand up against this!!

  • Maureen Martin commented on February 7, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Please stop this horrific cruelty.

  • Manreet commented on February 7, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Please stop torturing and killing poor animals for their fur and leather..God will never forgive us for this sinful act

  • terumi masuda commented on February 7, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    No!leather

  • Priscilla commented on February 7, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    If you don’t think anything is wrong with fur trading then your not human. Every living creature deserves to live. Us humans are in control of nothing only God is.

  • Marlena tzakis commented on February 8, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Why do humans still wear fur?! No need and disgusting

  • Tina Blomberg commented on February 8, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Stop this cruelty now!!!

  • Danny Chan commented on February 19, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Dog leather, along with all types of skins from animals, must be banned. There are synthetic fabrics which can be used that are much better and do not harm animals.

  • Manreet commented on March 3, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Please stop torturing animals for their skin..we can easily live without their fur and skin but they cant

  • Claudette commented on March 3, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Unacceptable

  • Mary Baldwin commented on March 27, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Please help these beautiful sentient animals

  • Margo Rogat commented on April 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    One of the most horrific things on this planet. Never have I seen people more barbaric & heartless. They don’t deserve a place on this earth.

  • Magdalena szczepanski commented on April 14, 2016 at 4:56 am

    Stop killing the dogs for their skin!!!!

  • Christelle Coupé commented on April 14, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Stop killing!!!!!

  • Sara Steele commented on November 5, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    This is outrageous and must be stopped.

  • Genomiel Gines commented on November 6, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Leave the dogs alone

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