PETA Asia is telling Chinese retailer Meters/bonwe to drop fur.
Its jackets contain raccoon dog fur sourced from China, where eyewitnesses have documented almost unimaginable suffering on fur farms. Animals on these farms are perpetually locked in filthy cages until they’re bludgeoned, anally electrocuted, or gassed to death—or even skinned alive.
One eyewitness recorded a raccoon dog—the species killed for Meters/bonwe’s coats—who had been skinned alive muster the strength to lift his raw, bloody head and look at the camera.
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Whether it’s for jacket trim, a full-length coat, or fluff on a shoe, animals are violently killed in the fur industry. That’s why PETA Asia is putting the pressure on Chinese retailer Meters/bonwe to end its use of fur trim on coats and jackets.
Eyewitness investigators have documented horrific abuse of animals on fur farms in China—the country from which Meters/bonwe exclusively sources its fur. Animals on these farms are confined to filthy cages for their entire lives before they’re bludgeoned, anally electrocuted, gassed, or even skinned alive. One eyewitness captured video footage showing a raccoon dog—the same species killed for Meters/bonwe’s coats—who had been skinned alive muster the strength to lift his bloody head and look at the camera.
All fur comes from tortured animals: There are no penalties for abusing animals on fur farms in China. Don’t let Meters/bonwe continue to profit from animal suffering. Help PETA Asia persuade this company to drop fur now.
Despite knowing that animals are beaten, electrocuted, shot, and sometimes even skinned alive in the fur trade, retailer Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc., continues to sell items made from fur. The company’s CEO says that he’s not ready to go fur-free, but the animals are more than ready for him to make the change—and they need your help.
A recent investigation of fur farms in Finland—one of the countries from which Pendleton sources fox fur—revealed that dangerously unhealthy foxes are confined to tiny cages for years. According to reports, some of them were roughly five times heavier than they should have been and some struggled as they attempted to move around.
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Pendleton’s winter line includes coats with fur from trapped coyotes, who can suffer for days and face blood loss, shock, dehydration, frostbite, gangrene, and attacks by predators. Those who don’t succumb to the elements, infection, or being killed by predators are often shot, strangled, stomped on, or bludgeoned to death when the trapper returns. By selling fur, the company is supporting egregious abuse.
All fur comes from animals who suffer greatly. Please let Pendleton know that the time to ditch fur is now!
Polar Bears International (PBI)—a nonprofit wildlife conservation organization—has teamed up with Canada Goose to promote a collection of jackets made from coyote fur and goose down.
Did you think you’d ever need to tell an org that’s meant to save animals that it shouldn’t partner with a company that profits from the violent slaughter of animals? SMDH.
If PBI actually cared about wildlife preservation and sustainability, it wouldn’t endorse trappers who bludgeon coyotes to death or workers who confine, torment, and slaughter geese, right?