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.