Australia: Stop Using Raccoon Dog Fur To Make Ugg-Style Boots
- by: Jennifer P.
- recipient: Australian Home Affairs Minister Brendan O'Connor
Raccoon dogs, animals closely related to domestic dogs, are farmed in China, where they are beaten and skinned alive. Their fur is used in some brands of Australian Ugg-style boots, according to the Humane Society International.
Tell the Australian government to help stop this barbaric practice by banning the import of fur products made from raccoon dogs.
Swiss Animal Protection recently released a graphic video showing the animals being skinned alive and thrown on a heap, some still alive even after their skin and fur has been cut off. The import of this fur by Australian clothing manufacturers helps sustain this terrifying practice.
Sign this petition to tell the Australian government to institute a policy that would ban the import of fur obtained through the cruel treatment of raccoon dogs.
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We the undersigned ask the Australian government to ban the import of fur products made from raccoon dogs. The animals, often farmed in China, are beaten and skinned alive, as documented in a video released by Swiss Animal Protection. The Humane Society International has recently identified raccoon dog fur in clothing including some brands of Australian ugg boots. The import of this fur by Australian clothing manufacturers helps sustain the barbaric abuse of these animals. We call on you to help stop this cruel practice by instituting a policy that would extend the current ban on importation of cat and dog fur from China to include raccoon dog fur as well.