Animals Are Not Ours to Wear
Animals are not ours to wear, walk on or carry our possessions in. Before animal skins reach store shelves, animals live a life of misery, pain, boredom and fear, and many are skinned alive.
On fur farms, animals such as foxes, minks and chinchillas spend their entire lives confined to tiny, filthy wire cages. Every year, more than 1 billion animals are slaughtered in the global leather industry. Thirty per cent of the world’s wool comes from Australia, where sheep farmers mutilate millions of lambs in a cruel procedure known as mulesing. The exotic-skins industry claims the lives of millions of snakes, alligators, seals, zebras and other beautiful animals.
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.
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.
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.
Sheep used for wool may be painfully mutilated, suffer in extreme weather conditions, violently mistreated during shearing and shipped to frightening deaths.
Animals such as snakes, lizards, eels, alligators and kangaroos are treated with cold-blooded cruelty by the callous exotic-skins industry.