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The Humane Society of the United States says that an estimated 75 million animals a year are killed for the fur trade.
Fur-bearing animals are killed by gassing, neck breaking, anal electrocution, clubbing, trapping and injection with poisons so as not to damage their pelts.
Animals are killed by Anal Electrocution, during which an electrically charged steel rod is inserted into the animal's rectum, literally frying his or her insides. Exposed broken bones, upper respiratory infections, and cancerous tumors were among the wounds and diseases that animals endure without veterinary treatment.
Animals caught in steel-jaw leg hold traps are in so much pain that some actually chew off their limbs in order to escape. Since they are unable to eat, keep warm, or defend themselves against predators, many die in horrible ways before the trapper arrives to kill them. Others suffer in the traps for days until they are caught and killed. To avoid damaging the pelt, trappers often beat or stomp animals to death. Whether they are enduring the excruciating pain of a leg hold trap or a lifetime of agony in a tiny cage, these animals suffer immensely.
YOU MAY NOT KNOW THIS!
China produces 85% of the fur on the planet and has no animal welfare laws to protect animals. 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 Swiss Animal Protection Agency's investigators found shocking footage from an investigation into the Chinese dog and cat fur industry which revealed the slaughter of millions of dogs and cats: 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 mislabeled as that of other animals and exported into the U.S, the European Union, and other countries, where it may be sold to unsuspecting customers. Source: Antifursociety.org
The most common method used for killing foxes is anal electrocution.
Mink are usually gassed or violently injected with poison. Many just have their necks broken or are asphyxiated. ...investigation found that some minks are killed with weed killers, which can cause the animals to convulse for up to 10 minutes before death.
The chinchilla industry proudly admits that most chinchillas are killed by neck breaking or electrocution. Many chinchilla farmers hook one metal clamp to the ear, and another to her genitalia to implement the electrocution.
There are several methods employed in the killing of animals for their fur, all of which are deplorable. They are smothered, electrocuted by inserting electric prods in their rectums, hit in the head with hammers, and many are actually skinned alive. Infuriating, disgusting, and inhumane, isn't it?