Cruelty to animals: to encourage governments to regulate fur industry
Extracted from http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothi
Mink and fox are the most common animals raised in captivity for fur production. Most fur farms are located in Scandinavia, Eastern European countries, the U.S. and China. However, mink and fox are not exceptional but also dogs and cats are used in the fur industry. Although dogs and cats are cherished in many countries, some of them are brutally slaughtered to produce fur that people wear just for making them look nice. “Slaughter is often horrific with cats strangled outside their cages as others look on, and dogs noosed with metal wires slashed across their groin until they bleed to death as a wire noose cuts into their throat.” http://thebigcoverup.org.uk/downloads/fur-report.pdf
According to the International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF), China is the biggest exporter of fur and exports more than 95% of fur clothing made domestically to overseas such as Europe, the U.S., Japan, Korea, and Russia. This way, many countries around the world are involved in fur trade in some ways even though they do not produce fur itself. The governments of these countries need to regulate fur production and trade that involve the mistreatment of these animals.