Urge Your Local Pet-Supply Store to Go Fur-Free TAKE ACTION - HELP STOP THE CRUEL FUR INDUSTRY 1- General animal fur:Message 1 of 1 , Mar 1, 2006View Source
Urge Your Local Pet-Supply Store to Go Fur-FreeTAKE ACTION - HELP STOP THE CRUEL FUR INDUSTRY1- General animal fur: http://www.furisdead.com/pledge-furfree.asp2- Seals massacre for fur: http://www.protectseals.org/DO NOT SUPPORT THE CRIMES IN THIS INDUSTRY* BOYCOTT EVERY ENTERPRISE WHO SELLS FUR *
REALITY CHECK: HOW CRUEL IS THE FUR INDUSTRY?FUR INDUSTRY - WHAT HAPPENS TO THE ANIMALS:Cats and Dogs tortured and killed for fur:More videos:Seals massacre:Photos:
Blue Jay in a Leghold Trap Coyote in a Leghold Trap Dog With Paw Mangled in Trap Fox in a Leghold Trap Leghold Trap Lynx Stuck in Leghold Trap Mink in a Leghold Trap "Non-Target" Deer Stuck in Leghold Trap Squirrel in Leghold Trap
Please ask your local pet-supply store whether it carries toys made from fur. Chances are that if you ask the question politely and explain what you know about the fur industry, the store owner will appreciate knowing the truth.
Local retailers need to know that furriers often deliberately mislabel cat toys as either fake fur or fur from animals other than skinned cats. They also need to know that every year, millions of animalsincluding dogs and catsare cruelly beaten, boiled, hung upside-down, electrocuted, and skinned alive for their fur.
As a valued customer, you have clout, and your local pet-supply store very well might want to go fur-free and pull all fur products from its stores. People who care about animals don't have any business buying or selling dead animals' skins!
Here are four tips for talking to your local retailer about fur:
- Take a friend
with you for moral support.
Leave PETA videos and literature with store owners and for their customers if the owners agree.
Be emotional. Tell a story. Remind your listener that animals have feelings just as we do. You can find specific examples of cruelty to animals at FurIsDead.com.
Be kind and respectful. Remember, most people care about animals and want to do all that they can to stop animal abuse.
Millions of animals around the world are suffering at the hands of humans. And they're depending on us to save them. Won't you please take action right now to help stop the abuse and torture of animals for their fur? Remember, PETA can offer guidance, and there is a wealth of information on our Web sites to help you talk to others about fur. As politician Edmund Burke once said, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
With my gratitude,
Ingrid E. Newkirk
P.S. PETA campaigners are out nearly every day of the year organizing anti-fur protests, talking to the media about what's wrong with fur, doing our best to persuade corporate officials to stop selling and promoting fur, and much, much more. Together, we are making a huge difference. We need you to help us right now with our work to help animals on fur farms by making a special donation to support this vital campaign.
Our goal is to, by March 5, sign up 75,000 people to take the pledge to go fur-free. If you haven't already done so, please sign the pledge today, and tell everyone you know about the horrors of the fur trade and urge them to sign the pledge too.
No animal abusers are more callous or arrogant than those in the fur trade. And the horrors that they force innocent animals to endure are unconscionable. What our shocking undercover video footage of Chinese fur farms shows is awful, so please prepare yourself.
All sorts of animals suffer, including raccoons, rabbits, minks, foxes, dogs, and cats. While animals are still alive and struggling desperately, workers flip them on their backs or hang them upside-down by their feet or tails to skin them. In one case, as workers began to cut skin and fur from a dog's leg, her free limbs kicked and writhed. When she struggled too much for the workers to get a clean cut, they threw her to the ground and stomped on her neck and head.
When the fur was finally peeled over her head, her naked and bloody body was thrown onto a heap of carcasses. Some of the animals were still alive, breathing in ragged gasps and blinking slowly. Before they are skinned, animals are pulled from their cages, slammed against the wall, and thrown to the ground. Workers beat them with metal rods, causing broken bones and convulsions, but not always death. Meanwhile, the other animals watch helplessly from their cages, awaiting their turn.
Please, please, pleasehelp us stop this unimaginable cruelty today:
- Sign our
pledge to never buy or wear any fur.
Make a donation and help PETA spread the word about fur to consumers around the world.
Send a letter to the Chinese ambassador urging China to enact animal welfare standards to stop the cruel handling and killing of dogs, cats, and other animals in the fur industry.
Very truly yours,
Ingrid E. Newkirk