Stop killing the raccoon dogs for fake uggs

Stop killing the raccoon dogs for fake uggs

    1. Jackie S
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      Jackie S

      New York, NY

Graphic pictures and a video (below) of raccoon dogs being skinned alive in China to make cheap imitation Ugg boots recently surfaced on the web. In scenes filmed by animal rights campaigners, the raccoon dogs are beaten with sticks and are writhing as workers cut them open and skin them.
The animals are then thrown on a pile and can take up to three hours to die. The slow skinning process and begins from the feet up. The workers even stand on the animals' heads if they struggle too much.
Real Ugg boots, made from Australian sheepskin, can cost $250, but these imitation pairs are much cheaper and have flooded the market, especially in the U.K.
An investigation by the Humane Society International (HSI) found a pair of imitation Ugg boots to contain raccoon dog fur, even though they were labeled 'Australian sheepskin.' HSI director Verna Simpson said dozens of products, aside from the boots, use imported raccoon dog fur and dog fur.
Animal hair identification expert Han Brunner confirmed the boots contained raccoon dog fur: "They have been labeled Australian merino fur and that was on the inside of the boot, on the outside there were hairs from the raccoon dog.""I think surely that should make an impact on customs especially after the cattle slaughtering in Indonesia, dog raccoons are skinned alive and the carcass is thrown on a heap when they are still alive."
Head of Ugg Australia Lena McDonald told the Herald Sun that there were up to 40 products using the word 'Ugg,' but that few were made in Australia and many used overseas materials: "As far as I can see many of these boots are not made in Australia at all, yet they have the word Australia and Ugg on them. Labeling laws in Australia are a little bit grey and we have seen companies cutting off tags saying 'made in China' and the 'Australian made' tag put on it."
While the killing of these animals is brutal (in the video below), Pamela Anderson has come out against wearing real Uggs. Ironically, she was a catalyst for the shoe becoming so popular in the U.S. -- but she condemed wearing real Uggs when she learned they were made with sheepskin.

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    • mariam aa ITALY
      • 4 days ago

      bisogna fermare queste atrocità il presto possibile.

    • Phaedra Dresch CRAWFORDVILLE, GA
      • 7 days ago

      Stop the import of this garbage! Why do we have free trade with a country with no concept of what's wrong with animal abuse. Let's just quit wearing Uggs and definitely dogs from China. Young people just want to look cool , especially insecure girls, take this garbage out of American stores and off websites . I am boycotting China, even if that means I have to go on a diet and wear old clothes. This has to be an issue at election time. I , for one, will ask the candidates about animal rights, even in , or maybe especially , in local elections.

      What are we women, braindead females trying so hard to look cute in fuzzy shoes. On another note, why are we so interested in Kim Kardashian, always walking around in fur when it's not even cold , worrying about how good she looks. Boycott People Who TRADED IN THEIR BRAINS for being "cute".

      • about 1 month ago

      This is unthinkable cruelty for a superficial purpose. There is no need to kill animals for such an unnecessary and pointless product that could be made from other materials, and there is certainly no need to do it in such an inhumane way.

    • godel mimi FRANCE
      • about 1 month ago
    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 month ago

      Instead of trying to be responsible for all the problems in the world, we should take on what we love and care about. Then we honor both our inner world and the outer world at the same time. There’s no separation between the two, and there is no hesitation, no self-doubt. This will help us develop great faith that others are taking care of their piece. People who don’t know the details about climate change may care deeply about the forests, the animals, and the children. It is very important that we share, not only our merit, but also the responsibilities. Somehow we have to relieve ourselves of the enormity, which is so debilitating.

      ~ Paul Hawken


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