Animals Are Not Ours to Wear
Animals are not ours to wear or carry our possessions in. Before their skin or hair reaches shop shelves, animals endure a life of misery, pain, frustration, and fear, and many are skinned alive.
Every year, more than 1 billion animals are slaughtered in the global leather industry. Sheep raised for wool are routinely mutilated, abused, and eventually killed. Foxes, minks, and chinchillas spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages just to be slaughtered for their fur. The exotic-skins industry claims the lives of millions of snakes, alligators, seals, zebras, and other animals.
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Goats are abused in horrific ways for the cashmere industry – and when they’re no longer deemed profitable, they’re sent to slaughter. Cashmere production also has a negative environmental impact.
Angora goats bred for the mohair industry face a lifetime of systematic exploitation and suffering. They’re violently handled, neglected, and often mutilated without any pain relief before being slaughtered.
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.