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Skin From More Than 750 Bodies Discovered in Holland

Written by PETA | August 2, 2010

Boxes containing the remains of more than 750 raccoon dogs were found in a Netherlands meadow last week. The pelts were missing the strip of fur down the center of the animals’ backs, a tell-tale sign that the animals were likely skinned to make fur collars and cuffs.

 

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Although there are no known raccoon dog fur farms in the Netherlands, thousands of these animals are bred and skinned on fur farms in China and their pelts are shipped all over the world for sale. (Our videos show that many are still conscious when they’re skinned.) The collars and cuffs on coats in your local store may be from them.

While the authorities in Holland hunt for the culprits, let’s help save raccoon dogs and other animals from becoming fashion victims by sharing this video—which even YouTube won’t show—with everyone we know and urging them never to buy or wear real fur.

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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  • Chrissy says:

    Oh…but I suppose if I ate a little mink steak everything would be OK ? Spray can enemas for all of you !

  • Llyn Humes says:

    Once again the cruelty of China is exposed. We know how they treat their people so why do we expect anything different with their animals. Life is wholly expendable to the Chinese government or they would bring in legislation to stop this. The only way to halt this is to stop buying products made in China although it will be very difficult when you look at the stuff from there casings for lipsticks and other goods that we buy. How can we make governments stop dealing with China?

  • Lisa Woods says:

    Disgusting how can anyone do this it is about time that this stopped nothing like this should happen there are so many faux furs now.

  • debbie bullard says:

    This is without excuses. It makes me sick that these people know no other way to make a living.

  • maureen says:

    And in today’s news an earth quake hits China I cannot say I am sorry.It talks about the waters rising and they are looking for the living I hope they meant the animals but than again the regard they have for people suffer toooooit has become a sad day in this life when I can sit at my computer and write I am only worried about the animalsit seems most of the population have jobs killing animals and maybe the TIDES have turned…….

  • kelly teather says:

    httpwww.gabriellasfurden.comid3.html fellow animal lovers please look at this website of this women that is pround to sell fr an even gets her dogs to wear it which is ironican i was fukin disgusted in this website!!! ive sent her an email of why she thinks its ok to sell this sickness an i would lie you to do the same!! plus she is one ugly fuker as well that looks like shes bin hit in the face with a spade an then a massive lorry gone over it!!!!!! many thaks kelly teather xxxxx

  • Kara says:

    Susan women also are a part of this! Just watch videos of the fur farms. There are women who also beat and torture these animals. Don’t put the blame all on men!

  • PENNY says:

    I BELIEVE EVERYTHING STARTS…FROM THE FASHION DESIGNERS AND CELEBRITIES!IF WE CAN CONVINCE THEM…EVERYBODY WILL STOP BUYING! PEOPLE WANT TO BUY…WHAT THEY SEE IN FASHION…!AND DON’T FORGET!MOST PEOPLE DON’T EVEN IMAGE THE PROCEDURE OF FUR!!I DIDN’T KNOW EITHER BEFORE!!I AM DISCUSTEDDISAPPOINTED AND ALSO VERY VERY SAD!

  • Tercilia Bastos says:

    They need to be fined and stay in jail for a long time so they learn to respect and appreciate the creations of G’d they are not killing an animal they are killing a miracle.

  • Christine Sunna says:

    Cruel and disgusting practice. Needs to be stopped! Never buy real fur!

  • sharon khouni says:

    Please everyone who cares enough about this cause do not buy any product made in China I have found after checking my home that nearly everything has been made in that cruel country we have to somehow fight this globally for our message to hopefully and finally get through to these cold hearted and uneducated people!!!!!!!!

  • Erica says:

    I think most of the animal cruelty is happening in china.They are really good when it comes on taking off the skin of a animal. I will never forget a video that i’ve seen it shows a chinese restaurants for dog meat… I couldn’t even finish watching that video. They are killing the dogs in brutal way because they said it make it more delicious. They are tearing off the dogs skin while still alive! the dogs cry so loud but they are holding his head. They try to cut off their body while stil alive too. it really hurt so bad to see them being treated like dog… Especially when they burn them alive.

  • Sandra Probert says:

    I have seen the horrific videos and along with other horrible things that humans are doing to living creatures all in name of greed and making profits out of the misery of others I am now convinced that the human race is messing about with nature too much and we will all end up the losers one way or another we will destroy this planet!

  • Tucker says:

    THIS IS SICK INHUMANE DIGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!! PISSES ME OFF MAKES ME ANGRY SOOO MAD IT MAKES ME SWEAR!!!! YOU FUCKERS OVER THERE IN HOLLAND AND CHINA YOU ARE A DISGRACE AND SICK!!!!!!!! PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING THIS OVER THERE ARE SICK BASTARDS AND A BUNCH OF WIMPY ASSHOLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY DON’T YOU STOP THIS INSTEAD OF INCOURAGE IT GET SOME DAMB BLS AND BE REAL PEOPLE STAND UP FOR ANIMALS HELP THEM PROTECT THEM LOVE THEMSAVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT ABUSE MAKE SUFFER AND KILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU SICKSICK PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!

  • JUDY says:

    I am absolutely horrified at the way China skins those poor creatures for their fur. I still see celebrities wearing their fur coats.I thought most of them were for the animal not against them. You see them on TV at some gala functions wearing their fox fur or other. I will not support any celebrity watch their movies or even watch them on TV if I know they wear fur.Let them loose a couple of million and maybe they will open their eyes.

  • Jeanine LaCoe says:

    It is still beyond my conception that any human would still find it acceptable to purchase fur of any kind. And beyond belief that these people skinning the animals not only keep them alive but abuse and taunt them while skinning them. I am at a total loss for word yet full of tears and will never understand the reasoning for any of this in todays day and age

  • Lisa says:

    I had a nervous breakdown watching this video it was so violent and they dont even kill them they make them suffer by hitting them in the face. Maybe i shouldnt have seen that because it wontever leave my mind now its distorting. I wont wear fur or have friends who even wear it those animals suffer more then we will know these sick china people i hope they get there punishment very soon!

  • susan says:

    as long as animals have no voice man surely not a woman? will inflict the most inhumane pain and suffering to them…. i hope each and every person who causes a voiceless creature such an horrific death carries their spirit til they die and then they pass thru the doors of hell i hope they die in the most horrific way too.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    How to find out if the fur on your coat is faux or real fur Try to part the fur to see what it’s attached to. If it looks like processed skin it’s fur. Clip some of the fur put it on a plate and light it with a match. If it burns it’s real fur if it melts it’s faux. Hold the coat up to a bright light. Look for shiny spots. If it shines it’s faux. If it doesn’t it’s fur. Don’t ever trust the label that says “100 man made materials.”

  • Isabella says:

    This is a prime example of how humanity surpasses compassion for anything else but its own kind…Whether we are able to make others aware or try to stop this the point still remains that those animals will never be with us…Very sad!

  • alexia frolich says:

    The only place fur belongs is where it was created to by by God on our precious creaturefriends’ bodies.

  • eli says:

    What goes around it comes around… So i couldwould just give them a teaste of what they ve done to this poor beings of MotherNature wiht NO mercy!!! Ofcourse after finding who they are! See if they r breave enough to go fight someone their own size!?!?!?…

  • Jay says:

    Why is it for a few still fashionable to wear fur???? Fur stinks is ugly and shows bad taste!!!!

  • Yaritza Gonzalez says:

    Skin trade is the most inhumancruel and sick industry in the way to treat an animal this industries have to end and is now this is no way to treat an animal they deserved respect.If God want humans have fur He gives to usfur see great but in animals where suppose to be and God put it.

  • barro dahlberg says:

    How come they are that cruel in China how come that people in such an old civilization still behave like barbarians?

  • Shelley Henni says:

    I cannot believe this goes on in the world! I will never ever purchase fake fur as I know where it comes from. Not too many people believe me until I tell them to watch videos on Peta website.

  • ashleigh bryden says:

    i am absolutley disgusted at the lack of compassion and respect for these animals the cruelty and greed is appaling

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