Real fur in fashion is forbidden to protect furry animals from cruelty. Unfortunately there are people who will carry on in this illegal trade for huge amount, but in the expense of these poor animals. A Chinese fur factory dubbed as the ‘house of horror’ was exposed recently as they are mercilessly killing thousands of rabbits for their fur.
These Chinese workers are killing and skinning 10,000 rabbits a day at a slaughterhouse.
Rabbits are yanked out by their ears and struck over the head with the side of a blade.
This technique is intended to knock them out before they are killed, but some of them can be seen squirming in pain while they are strung up before having their throats cut.
Skin is then pulled from their bodies to get the fur after being sliced. Workers get around 4 pence for each bunny they kill.
The appalling conditions of these rabbits were uncovered and documented by Humane Society International (HSI) during the undercover investigation.
Claire Bass, the chief executive of HSI said, “The facility we found in China is a house of horror for thousands of rabbits. As their fur is being sold to the UK and other countries, it’s entirely possible that these terrified rabbits have ended up as fur bobble hats and scarves on sale in UK shops.
‘These scenes of horrific suffering are, appallingly, a daily reality for millions of animals caught up in the fur industry. Anyone knowingly buying real fur trim on garments like hats, gloves, and coats needs to know that their money is directly subsidizing this cruelty.
‘If every person choosing real fur had to watch our video before clicking “buy” online or paying at the cash desk, I think most would be appalled and choose a cruelty-free item instead.”
In 2000, fur farming was banned in UK, since then all furs have been imported from other countries.
Last year, UK imported around £3.5million worth of fur skins and other items from China.
However, there are no reports that the filthy fur factory exposed by HSI had supplied rabbit fur to a UK retailer.
Yet, in a separate investigation, the group discovered that some of Britain’s biggest retailers are tricked to sell products with real fur by marketing it as fake.
TK Maxx and House of Fraser clothes were advertised as “faux fur” on their online stores…
But lab tests proved that some are made from real animals.
Both companies said they were duped into buying the products. House of Fraser has then terminated all contractual ties with those suppliers.
The investigators had identified 60 real fur products being sold in markets and smaller, independent stores which either had no label or was wrongly labeled polyester and nylon.
Surprisingly, real fur cost less than the synthetic one, mainly because workers in a slaughterhouse in China are underpaid and there is no health and safety, vets do not visit the animals and they transport them cheaply, according to HSI.
Here’s an undercover video:
You can sign Humane Society International’s ‘Make It Fake’ Pledge, which seeks to expose the cruelty of the fur trade and the mislabeling of fur products HERE!
Via: Daily Mail