STOP FUR TRADE – Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

StopFurTrade is a Campaign led by Protection 4 Animals dedicated to stopping the barbaric and horrendous practice of SKINNING Animals ALIVE for their Fur Worldwide

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Skinned Alive to Make Fake Ugg Boots: Horrific Footage Reveals Slow, Sickening Horrendous Deaths for These Poor Innocent Raccoon Dogs.

Captive raccoon dog in a fur farm

Raccoon Dogs Wait For The Horrendous Treatment Ahead of Them To Be Skinned Alive After Living Their Lives in Fifthly Cramped Cages All Their Lives

Thousands of unsuspecting Britons may be buying imitation Ugg boots made from the pelts of animals skinned alive. The fur comes from raccoon dogs, a species related to domestic dogs, farmed in China.

A sickening video of the skins being collected has led activists to demand a ban on the trade and call for clearer labelling.

Brutal: Workers in China skin a raccoon dog, but the animal is still alive and suffering

Brutal: Workers in China skin a raccoon dog, but the animal is still alive and suffering

The raccoon dog is indigenous to Asia and related to dogs and foxes.

The raccoon dog is indigenous to Asia and related to dogs and foxes.

 Ugg boots are made from Australian sheepskin and cost up to £200 - but cheap imitations have flooded the market.

Ugg boots are made from Australian sheepskin and cost up to £200 – but cheap imitations have flooded the market.

The Raccoon Dog is indigenous to Asia and related to dogs and foxes. Ugg boots are, according to UGG Australia are made from Australian sheepskin and cost up to £200 – but cheap imitations have flooded the market.

But campaigners have found that other companies in Australia, where the popular boots are made, are using raccoon dog fur farmed in China and labelling it ‘Australian sheepskin’.

Campaigners from Humane Society International (HSI) warned that the footwear could have found its way into the UK.

While the law says that no products using dog or cat fur may be imported or sold in the country, there is no ban on fur from raccoon dogs, an Asian species with links to foxes, dogs and jackals. They are not related to raccoons.

Pitiful: A bloodied and dazed creature is shown still alive but helpless on a pile of corpses.

Pitiful: A bloodied and dazed creature is shown still alive but helpless on a pile of corpses.

Agony: A raccoon dog is beaten to stop it struggling so it can be skinned alive.

Agony: A raccoon dog is beaten to stop it struggling so it can be skinned alive.

Wendy Higgins from Humane Society International HSI UK said:

‘I have been working in animal rights for more than a decade and have never seen a video that has shocked me so much.

‘It is not just the killing of the animals that is horrific, but the fact that they must endure such slow, painful deaths.

‘These animals are not dogs, so there is no legislative reason why boots containing the fur cannot be imported into the UK. There are also many problems with the labelling of fur products, so many consumers will not be aware of where the fur in their boots comes from.’

Websites found by HSI show other companies are selling the fur on gilets, coats and ear-muffs for delivery to the UK.

Ugg Australia denied they were using the fur in their own boots and pointed the finger at cheap copies.

Cruelty: A raccoon dog is beaten on the head in an attempt to stun it. Another dazed animal lies on the right-hand of the image.

Cruelty: A raccoon dog is beaten on the head in an attempt to stun it. Another dazed animal lies on the right-hand of the image.

Force: A worker stands on an animal's neck to stop it struggling. The process of skinning the raccoon dogs is agonisingly slow.

Force: A worker stands on an animal’s neck to stop it struggling. The process of skinning the raccoon dogs is agonisingly slow.

Cruelty: A raccoon dog is beaten on the head in an attempt to stun it. Another dazed animal lies on the right-hand of the image.

Lena McDonald from Ugg Australia said the use of raccoon dog fur by other companies was tarnishing the entire industry as many people were unable to tell the different brands apart.

She said her company used its own tannery to ensure the standards of its boots, but added that up to 40 products using fur from overseas contained the word ‘ugg’.

She said: ‘As far as I can see many of these boots are not made in Australia at all yet they have the words Australia and ugg on them. We have seen companies cutting off tags saying “made in China” and putting on a “made in Australia” tag.’

The UK Government announced its ban on importing cat and dog pelts from China in 2001 after it emerged that a fur collar, obtained from a leading store in the West End, contained dog fur.

A total ban on the trade in dog and cat fur came into force across Europe in December 2008.

Published by Daily Mail Raccoon Dogs Skinned Alive Author: Lydia Warren 5/10/ 2011

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Comment – As difficult as it is was to read about and see these terrible photographs, it is important to get the word out. Most folks who buy these boots are unaware of the cruelty involved. I suggest to all: read the labels on everything you buy– if it’s not manufactured in your home country, don’t buy it. Yes, that’s time consuming and inconvenient. But it’s the only way to avoid fueling this type of cruelty. By buying largely domestic goods, you will also avoid dangerous ingredients (remember the Chinese toothpaste and the melamine in dog food) and support your local economy. – Dianne, Michigan, USA.

STOP FUR TRADE is Part of Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

STOP FUR TRADE is Part of Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick them, Stamp on them and Slam on or against concrete walls to stop them struggling.

Then the Fur is Slowly torn from it’s body in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous death, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive in China for Fake Ugg Boots, Slow, Sickening, Horrific Deaths.

Please Click Here To Sign Our Petition

These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by clicking here.

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5 thoughts on “Petition

  1. This practice is not only inhumane it is barbaric. And an affront to God the creator of these creatures. It needs to be stopped.

  2. Stop these Barbaric !!!! Are you crasy ??? Shit Land !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Please, do not show these horribles pictures it does not make people to help you more. I know people who can’t stand your petitions because of those violent pictures. It is provoking repulse against your organisation.

  4. 520291 679872Thank you for your extremely great info and respond to you. 325141

  5. bastardi maledetttìi assasini e non solo in Cina ….dapertutto dove fanno le pelliccie siete tutti la VERGOGNA della umanità….stop barbaric practic of animals,,,,stop naw

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