Only animals should wear furs. Stop killing rabbits for fur!
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Only animals should wear furs. Stop killing rabbits for fur!

    1. Petition by

      Claudio Silvan

      St Louis, MO

About a billion rabbits are killed yearly for their skins. Like other animals who are farmed for their fur, rabbits—who are extremely clean by nature—are kept in tiny, filthy cages, surrounded by their own waste. They spend their entire miserable lives standing on the thin cage wires that constantly cut into their sensitive footpads, never having a chance to dig, jump, or play. Fur farmers kill rabbits using cruel methods—breaking their necks or beating in their skulls—before stringing them up by the legs and cutting off their heads.

Angora rabbits are strapped to a board for shearing, kicking powerfully in protest. The clippers inevitably bite into their flesh, with bloody results. Angoras have very delicate foot pads, making life on a wire cage floor excruciating and ulcerated feet a common condition. Because male Angora rabbits have only 75 to 80 percent of the wool yield of females, they are killed at birth on many farms.

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    • cheryl bush BRIXHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      We should as human beings cherish our fellow sentient beings.

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    • cheryl bush BRIXHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      May all suffering cease through kindness and compassion_()_

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    • Randall Carlson SHAKOPEE, MN
      • 3 months ago

      The day will come when this vile human behavior will be stopped, unless we 1st end up exterminating our own species. That is why we must push forward everyday to make the general public in all cultures aware of this violent, sadistic behavior that is being done by a relatively small minority in each of the world's cultures. Many still think in our culture that the "meat" animal flesh they see all nicely wrapped on our grocery shelfs just magically appears in the so called pretty packaging we see, and most parents stay in denial of the true source of these "meat" items, and refuse to teach our children the sad truth. So many adult parents still lie to their kids, because of the phony traditions we still cling to, that Santa Claus brings them gifts on christmas, or another example we teach them the Easter Bunny laid the eggs and candy , etc. , etc., so its no problem for most to stay in denial, and/or remain indifferent to the reality of these things. We can and probably will reach a broad new paradigm shift on this planet someday soon I hope, probably not in my lifetime, that All Living and Sentient Beings are to be treated with reverence for who and what they are, and not mere objects for us to exploit merely to satisfy our own personal lusts and base appetites. May the Cosmos speed that day!

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    • Rosemary Shield NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      CRUEL CRUEL

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    • Sylvi Christiansen SARPSBORG, NORWAY
      • 3 months ago

      The People who are able to torture these animals are not normal and should have been in jail for life !!!

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