This Industry Is Crashing, and You’ll Love the Reason Why

Published by Jennifer Bates.

Fur is dead. A new China News Service report reveals that global demand for animal skins has fallen so far since 2013 that China—the world’s largest supplier of fur and leather—is stockpiling masses of skins in storage refrigerators and processing plants are operating with skeleton crews.

Angora rabbit investigation

The crash in skins sales follows PETA exposés of Chinese leather manufacturers that export goods made from dogs who were beaten to death with wooden poles as well as Chinese fur farms on which animals were skinned alive. And PETA Asia’s eyewitness investigation of Chinese angora farms documented that workers held down rabbits and ripped out their fur as the animals screamed in pain. After seeing this footage, 220 major fashion brands banned angora from their collections.

This report shows that everyday shoppers and luxury fashion houses alike want nothing to do with an industry that cages, bludgeons, electrocutes, and skins animals alive.

Remember: Compassion is always in style. Join this fashion revolution by learning how to wear vegan today.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind