"We don't intentionally kill dogs or cats for fur in America, but countless thousands of pets, hunting dogs, and "non-target" wildlife—even endangered species—die nonetheless in indiscriminate fur traps. Millions of animals are killed intentionally in fur traps.
On fur factory farms around the world, millions of raccoon dogs, rabbits, foxes, mink, chinchillas, and other animals spend their lives in wire cages, only to be killed by anal electrocution, by neck-breaking, or in gas chambers. Raccoon dogs have been documented to be skinned alive, and this type of fur is widely sold in the U.S., commonly advertised falsely or labeled as either a different type of animal fur or faux fur. It is also commonly not labeled at all." -- HSUS (2016)
Green Bay, Wisconsin, Local Channel 5, WFRV, still supports the fur trade of Northeast Wisconsin. Their clothing is provided by the local store Furs and Clothing of Distinction, a women's fur and clothing store. The only way to stop the barbaric and cruelty involved in the fur trade is to take away their demand for "product." One way we as a community can achieve this goal is to stop promoting businesses that specialize in fur clothing! Whether the animals are being trapped or housed in factory farms, the cruelty and lack of welfare involved is not only intentional animal abuse but also hinders any attempts at conservation for endangered species or a balanced ecosystem. It is time the community stands up and asks for change!