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Fur Issues

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Fur animals in China suffer one of the most cruel and savage practices ever heard against defenseless beings. The hideous cruelty is hidden from consumers who may not know that each fur article comes with an unimaginable amount of agony.  All this in the name of fashion.

The shocking footage from a recent investigation into the Chinese dog and cat fur industry, in which millions of dogs and cats are bludgeoned, hanged, bled to death, and strangled with wire nooses so that their fur can be turned into trim and trinkets. Their fur is often mislabelled as that of other animals and exported into the United States, the European Union, and other countries, where it may be sold to unsuspecting customers.

Killed So As Not To Damage Their Pelt

Fur-bearing animals are killed by gassing, neck breaking, anal electrocution, clubbing, trapping and injection with poisons so as not to damage their pelt,  These fur animals live horrendous existences when they are "ranch-raised" on a "fur farm", where they spend their entire lives in tiny, filthy cages and suffer tremendously until they meet with their brutal deaths. The U.S. produces about 10% of the cage-raised fur in the world; 60 to 75% of the fur in coats sold in the U.S. comes from cage-raised animals, and 90% of cage-raised foxes are used in fur-trim.  (HSUS 2004)

 Since 1997, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has investigated and documented the international trade in dog and cat fur and skins.   This undercover investigation has spanned the globe from source countries in China, the Philippines, and Thailand to retailers and wholesalers in the United States, Russia, and the European Union.

Two Million Dogs And Cats Slaughtered

 Over two million dogs and cats are slaughtered each year for their furs and skins, mostly in China and other Asian countries. Investigators documented 50,000 to 100,000 cat pelts stockpiled at animal by-product factories in China.  At least ten dogs are slaughtered to make a single coat – more if puppies are used.  Up to 24 cats are slaughtered to make one cat fur coat.   Dog and cat fur is used in trims, linings, hats, decorative figurines, and folk remedies. Skins are used in dog chew toys and shoe leather.

 The slaughter of these animals is violent and pitiless. Cats are strangled inside their cages as other cats look on. Dogs are noosed about the neck by metal wires, and then slashed across the groin. The wire noose cuts into their throats as they struggle in pain before finally losing consciousness. In Harbin China, HSUS investigators documented a German shepherd still blinking and conscious as he was being skinned. At a dog farm several hours north of Harbin, investigators documented dead dogs hanging from hooks as others, still alive, awaited their fate outside the same cold, dismal room.

Dog and cat fur is often falsely labelled to obscure the true source of the fur. Dog fur products have been sold as gae-wolf, goupee, Asian wolf, China wolf, Mongolian dog fur, Sobaki, Pommern wolf, dogues de Chine, Corsac fox, Asiatic racoon, and loup d’Asie. Cat fur has been sold as rabbit, maopee, goyangi, katzenfelle, gatto cinesi, natuerliches mittel, wild cat, and chat de Chine. In fact, fur manufacturers in China told HSUS investigators they could sew any label they asked for onto dog and cat fur products to make them more marketable.

Contact the AntiFurSociety at:

International Organization for Animal Protection (OIPA)

If you cannot imagine how people can kill innocents for their fur, then you can now watch on our website!


VERY IMPORTANT: We ask people with unstable nervous systems not to watch this, and don't allow children to watch this either!


Results of the Petition to President of the People's Republic of China


Good News -


On June 19th 2007 the European Parliament voted unanimously

to ban the import and export of Cat and Dog fur from China

into the European Union by December 31st, 2008




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