Animal cruelty for fur in China

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    Man, this is heart drowning.This might be the most cruelest thing ever.

    Look at that cat when the cam was zoomed on ,makes me feel like it is looking for a saviour.

    Damn,there was a recent circulation of another chinese video on how they get meat from these dogs.

    They simply put a live dog into a boiling water and then peel the skin.
    the reason they said is " This process gives us less work in removing the skin.Peeling of skin from a dead dog is a hard work.Hence we do it when the dog is alive."

    I simply lost myself after watching that video.Then felt for a moment that,"I wish one day I will get a chance to replicate the same with that butcher "
    I lost the link .I will try to find it and then will post to show the real akwardish behaviour of a common chinese.
    On the side note, we should be sending this menaka gandhi( sorry my bad. not sure which gandhi it is.so many gandhis these days.forsure it is one of that animal rights activists) to china :twizt:
    She just fcuking made a big issue when the stray dogs biting school children were vaccinated.
     
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    WARNING!! Strong images
    http://www.petatv.com/downloads/fur_farm.zip

    When undercover investigators made their way onto Chinese fur farms, they found that many animals are still alive and struggling desperately when workers flip them onto their backs or hang them up by their legs or tails to skin them. When workers on these farms begin to cut the skin and fur from an animal's leg, the free limbs kick and writhe. Workers stomp on the necks and heads of animals who struggle too hard to allow a clean cut.

    When the fur is finally peeled off over the animals' heads, their naked, bloody bodies are thrown onto a pile of those who have gone before them. Some are still alive, breathing in ragged gasps and blinking slowly. Some of the animals' hearts are still beating five to 10 minutes after they are skinned. One investigator recorded a skinned raccoon dog on the heap of carcasses who had enough strength to lift his bloodied head and stare into the camera.

    Before they are skinned alive, animals are pulled from their cages and thrown to the ground; workers bludgeon them with metal rods or slam them on hard surfaces, causing broken bones and convulsions but not always immediate death. Animals watch helplessly as workers make their way down the row.

    Undercover investigators from Swiss Animal Protection/EAST International toured fur farms in China's Hebei Province, and it quickly became clear why outsiders are banned from visiting. There are no regulations governing fur farms in China—farmers can house and slaughter animals however they see fit. The investigators found horrors beyond their worst imaginings and concluded, "Conditions on Chinese fur farms make a mockery of the most elementary animal welfare standards. In their lives and their unspeakable deaths, these animals have been denied even the simplest acts of kindness."

    On these farms, foxes, minks, rabbits, and other animals pace and shiver in outdoor wire cages, exposed to driving rain, freezing nights, and, at other times, scorching sun. Mother animals, who are driven crazy from rough handling and intense confinement and have nowhere to hide while giving birth, often kill their babies after delivering litters.

    The globalization of the fur trade has made it impossible to know where fur products come from. China supplies more than half of the finished fur garments imported for sale in the United States. Even if a fur garment's label says it was made in a European country, the animals were likely raised and slaughtered elsewhere—possibly on an unregulated Chinese fur farm.

    The only way to prevent such unimaginable cruelty is never to wear any fur. Take PETA's pledge to be fur-free today!
     
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    "Man's best friend" killed for fur? It's not just a bad dream. PETA recently conducted an undercover investigation into the Chinese dog and cat fur trade to show you what the industry is so desperate to hide. Even our veteran investigators were horrified at what they found: Millions of dogs and cats in China are being bludgeoned, hanged, bled to death, and strangled with wire nooses so that their fur can be turned into trim and trinkets. This fur is often deliberately mislabeled as fur from other species and is exported to countries throughout the world to be sold to unsuspecting customers in retail stores. China supplies more than half of the finished fur garments imported for sale in the United States, so the bottom line is that because dog and cat fur is so often mislabeled, if you're buying fur, there's no way to tell whose skin you're wearing.

    PETA went into an animal market in Southern China and found cats and dogs languishing in tiny cages, visibly exhausted. Some had been on the road for days, transported in flimsy wire-mesh cages with no food or water. Twenty cats were forced into a single cage. Because of the cross-country transport in such deplorable conditions, our investigators saw dead cats on top of the cages, dying cats and dogs inside the cages, and dogs and cats with open wounds. Some animals were lethargic or frightened, and others were fighting with each other, driven insane from confinement and exposure.

    Up to 8,000 animals are loaded onto each truck, with cages stacked on top of each other. Cages containing live animals are commonly tossed from the top of the trucks onto the ground 10 feet below, shattering the legs of the animals inside them. Many of the animals we saw still had collars on, a sign that they were once someone's beloved companions, stolen to be made into fur coats.
    You Can Help!
    Please write a letter to the Chinese ambassador urging China to enact an animal welfare law that will stop the cruel handling of dogs, cats, and other animals at markets and during transportation:

    His Excellency Zhou Wenzhong
    Ambassador of the People's Republic of China
    Embassy of the People's Republic of China
    2300 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
    Washington, DC 20008
    202-328-2574
    202-328-2582 (fax)
     
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    Imagine buying a child's toy or a piece of furniture, never realizing you are actually buying a product containing fur from a Chinese fur farm—fur that was once a terrified Arctic fox, held in a wire cage, abused, and eventually skinned alive.

    Eighty-five percent of the world's fur comes from fur farms. China has become the world's largest exporter of fur, largely due to the country's absence of animal welfare protection and surplus of cheap labor.

    Demand for fur from China, mostly from Europe and the United States, has grown in the last ten years—the result of heavy investment in marketing campaigns by a global fur industry aiming to make fur more socially acceptable. The fur industry has also developed a wider range for fur products in international commercial markets—products with smaller price tags and less obvious connections to the furry faces that have caused them so much trouble over the years.

    The Investigation: What They Witnessed

    The rapid growth in fur farming and lack of animal welfare regulation in China prompted Care for the Wild, EAST International and the Swiss Animal Protection (SAP) to collaborate on an investigation throughout 2004 and January of 2005. The investigation, Fun Fur? A Report on the Chinese Fur Industry, exposes the horrors inflicted on animals at Chinese fur farms.

    Investigators for the Fun Fur? report obtained photos and video at fur farms throughout the Hebei province of Eastern China. Visited farms each held between 50 and 6,000 frightened and abused animals. Investigators documented Red foxes, Arctic foxes, raccoon dogs, minks, and rex rabbits manifesting pathological behaviors, high cub mortality rates and infanticide—symptoms of a lifetime of abuse. They tracked the animals as they were transported for sale under brutal conditions, and were skinned, often alive, adjacent to the wholesale markets where pelts are sold between the months of November and March.

    China's lack of animal welfare standards allows millions of animals to live out their entire lives cramped in rows of tiny wire cages. These caged animals pace, nod, and circle their heads repeatedly in signs of extreme anxiety. Others, overwhelmed by the conditions, develop learned helplessness, huddling in their cages and demonstrating no signs of interest in the activity around them.

    Before sale at markets, animals are removed from cages with metal tongs around their necks and carried by their hind legs for skinning and slaughter. Instead of killing the animals humanely, workers often stun them with repeated blows to the head using wooden clubs, or by swinging them by the hind legs and beating their heads on the ground.

    Investigators witnessed a significant number of animals that were still alive when the skinning process began—starting with a knife at the rear of the belly and ending with the fur being pulled over the animal's head. After the skin was removed, investigators taped animals being thrown on a pile of other carcasses. These animals were still breathing, had a heartbeat, and continued moving and blinking for between five to ten minutes after their skin had been ripped from their bodies.

    The success of fur industry campaigns and new manufacturing methods to make fur socially acceptable encourages the continued cruelty at Chinese fur farms and around the world. Fun Fur? reports that; "Many shoppers, who might flinch at buying a full-length fur coat, might still be seduced by a coat with a fur collar, a parka with fur trim around the hood, a scarf, or wrap, or a handbag with fur detail. &The animal connection may be less apparent with fur that has been shaved, knitted or dyed, or combined with other materials."

    Shop Smarter

    Some consumers may never suspect that they are buying fur. Items as inconspicuous as children's toys and furniture made with fur are turning up in stores. And these products are not always labeled. Each of these items—the trim on a coat, the lining of a glove or a child's toy—represents the cruelty in the life and death of an animal farmed for its fur.

    Become an educated, active consumer and help end the suffering of animals on Chinese fur farms. Avoid any product with fur trim. Manufacturing techniques like dying often fool shoppers into thinking they are buying fake fur. Ask store managers if they know how their fur products are labeled and where the fur comes from. You can make them aware of the cruelty on Chinese fur farms and the blood trail behind the products they sell.

    Take Action

    Appeal to the source—let the Chinese government know that allowing the continued suffering of animals for fur is unacceptable in light of China’s international standing.

    Write a letter to both the Chinese Minister of Commerce and the Chinese Ambassador to the United States. Express your concerns and urge them to recognize that the inhumane treatment of animals on Chinese fur farms shows a lack of understanding of acceptable animal husbandry techniques. As the largest exporter of fur, and the biggest fur trade production and processing country in the world, China has the opportunity to make an enormous, positive impact on the lives of millions of animals.

    WARNING - Disturbing Images

    In January 2005, Care for the Wild, EAST International and the Swiss Animal Protection released their wrenching findings from Fun Fur? A Report on the Chinese Fur Industry. The report and video investigators released show extremely graphic images that some people may find distressing.
     
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    The Chinese devise a way to eat a fish while it's still alive

    Chinese people poke and eat a fish that has been deep-fried but is still living and seemingly conscious.Chinese people prefer their food to be fresh. A difference that I've noticed is that while Americans DON'T want to see the distinguishing characteristics of their meat, the Chinese do. Meaning, Americans don't want to see the head of a fish when we have a fish, head of a chicken when we have chicken. The Chinese do. We are disgusted at this stuff. The Chinese take it as a sign of "it's real ___ meat, not some fake stuff." This is horrible.


    LiveLeak.com - The Chinese devise a way to eat a fish while it's still alive
     
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    That fish dish reminds me of a Japanese dish that is basically frog sashimi with the heart still beating. Not for me...but reminds of that fish dish.

    Koreans also eat live baby octopi, a dish popular among Tae Kwon Do fighters.
     
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    it is so unbearable to see them boiled and skinned alive. it is heart rending. i can't even watch them. god give sanity to the mankind.
     
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    chinese will get what they doing to gods it reflect dogs .nature burry them..........
     
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    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” - Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi

    PS: Happy to note that a majority of Indians are vegetarians.
     
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    What do you expect from a country that treats its people like dirt? They will only reciprocate it the same on weaker life.
     
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    karma comes back to bite! someone tell the Chinese that! i would have thought they already knew that from all the Buddhism they have but apparently no they don't!
     
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    You should visit the chicken and cattle farms in the West. It is ritualized slaughter. Don't be so quick to judge a people just on its cuisine.
     
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    Farms in the West have regulations, after a video leaked of cruelty last year they did a crack down on US farms. The West responded to it, Chinese just turn a blind eye. My biggest problem is skinning the dogs alive. There have to be other ways.
     
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    West responds to animal cruelty huh? The Danes kill whales and dolphins (as do we) and the Canadians run on the arctic with blunt objects clubbing BABY seals on the head, often skinning them while they are alive as well.

    The point is, it is really unfair to characterize a single country. No one is really right, no one is wrong.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2dYNLwtRkc&feature=related
     
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    ^^^^ This video is from 2005 and i remember when PETA took action against Canada. What boggles my mind and give me gut wrenching feeling is China still have no animal cruelty regulations in 2009 to take any sort of action against the brutal butchery of these animals. Atleast they should kill them first before skinning them alive.
     

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