Written by Michelle Kretzer
It's easier for us to think that the
horrors of the fur trade—the
electrocution, poisoning, and live skinning—happen overseas
in faraway places like China and Norway, not in the States.
But one PETA supporter sent us these photos taken at a fur processor in Mount
Ayr, Iowa—gruesome evidence that the fur industry is still alive and kicking
here in America, even if its victims aren't.
If you needed a reminder of why not to
buy or wear fur—and to educate anyone you see wearing it about the cruelty
involved—here it is. You're welcome.
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