Fur has unfortunately been on the rise in recent years, with millions more animals being subjected to horrendous fur farm conditions and outdated slaughter methods each year. Leading the cruel trend is fashion house, Louis Vuitton which is no stranger to using fur. The company has always had an unhealthy obsession with animal skins. From fox tail handbags to monogram mink scarves, the company continues to use fur regardless of the high quality alternatives radily available. While Action for our Planet (AFOP) has contacted Louis Vuitton before, informing them of the cruel nature of fur, they continue to exploit animals for profit. According to an email sent from Louis Vuitton to Action for our Planet, all of the fur used by Louis Vuitton comes from fur farms.
All fur farms, despite what they may claim, are unethical, cruel and inhumane. Animals live out their entire lives in inadequately sized cages where they become susceptible to illness, infection and psychological damage. After a short life, they are killed using unimaginably painful methods including: skinning the animal alive, annually electrocuting them and strangling them. With the alternatives available, there is simply no need to use fur. Please email Louis Vuitton to ask them to end their use of fur.
- Louis Vuitton
I respectfully ask that Louis Vuitton stops using fur in it’s fashion collections. Louis Vuitton has in the past admitted that all of it’s fur derives from fur farms. Fur farms are infamous for their extreme cruelty and confinement of animals. Animals are subjected to inadequately sized cages for their entire lives, until their brutal slaughter. Due to the severe lack of space in their cages, animals become extremely psychologically and physically ill, often resulting in premature death. Animals may resort to cannibalism and chewing off their own limbs, a direct result of their desperate situation. The constrictive and squalid cages become filled with excretion and are rarely cleaned or maintained. This lack of cleanliness causes many animals to contract illness and disease, causing the animals immense pain. Because there are no regulations on most fur farms, animals do not receive veterinary care so they are forced to endure continuous suffering.
Animals also undergo tremendous suffering during cruel and inhumane slaughter processes. Some of the slaughter methods employed by fur farmers include skinning animals alive, anally electrocuting them, strangling, gassing, poisoning and bludgeoning them to death.
One final point is that fur farming impacts negatively on the environment as it takes 15 times as much energy to produce a fur coat than it does to produce a fake fur coat. Considering the quality alternatives to fur there is simply no need to continue using real fur. Please adopt a fur-free policy and help stop the suffering of animals on fur farms.
Thank you for your time.
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