CHINAS LIVE AQUATIC SOUVENIRS
These living fish and turtle charms are being sold in many places throughout China and must be stopped. They are cruel and the animals only live for a few days in these bags, even though tourists are told they live for one month.
THIS is a petition to stop this. Please sign and share!
This disgusting photo was taken in a ‘tiger farm’ in China.
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As the population of sharks has depleted, fishermen are turning more and more to Manta Rays - animals unfit, in the most Darwinian sense of the word, to handle the pressure.
Manta Rays take 10 years to reach maturity and females give birth to “a single pup every two to three years,” ray researcher Mike Bennett of the University of Queensland told ABC Science.
By comparison, a Great White Shark, which is widely considered to be one of the world’s most vulnerable marine species, may produce as many pups in one litter as a Manta Ray does over its entire lifetime.
Demand for the gills of manta and mobula rays has risen dramatically in the past 10 years for use in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), even though they were not historically used for this purpose, a team of researchers from the conservation organizations Shark Savers and WildAid has discovered.
Due to poaching, pangolins are a severely endangered animal in Southeast Asia. They are hunted for their scales which are widely used in traditional medicine, and their meat which is a popular choice at restaurants. Tell the wildlife agency ASEAN-WEN to help decrease China’s high demand for Pangolins.
Check out Olivia Munn’s sexy new ad for peta2! She’d “rather go naked than wear fur” and won’t support a cruel industry that kills millions of animals every year, including nearly 2 million cats and hundreds of thousands of dogs in China. Learn the whole truth about the Chinese fur industry by checking out a short video narrated by Olivia.
RACCOONS SKINNED ALIVE FOR UGGS
Just when you thought that footwear involving the mutilation of millions of sheep couldn’t get any ugglier, several makers of knock-off UGG-style boots have been found to use fur from animals who were beaten and skinned alive. Tests conducted on products labeled as “Australian sheepskin” found that they were actually made of raccoon dog fur, most likely from animals confined to barbaric Chinese fur farms. Raccoon dogs are confined to row upon row of tiny wire cages that are exposed to the elements. Many of the animals go insane from the intensive confinement. Undercover video footage shows raccoon dogs as they are dragged from cages and slammed repeatedly to the ground before being skinned while still conscious. Some survive for as long as 10 minutes, blinking in pain on a pile of other bodies.
The tests also found that some boots contained domestic dog fur, which made it into Australia despite the country’s ban on dog and cat fur.
Since you never can be sure whose fur ends up on your boots, coat, or gloves, the best thing to do is avoid all fur.DON’T SUPPORT UGGS. <- CLICK THIS FOR SOURCE
There’s been a lot of controversy lately about whether Australian stores are selling garments made with dog fur. These products may be on sale even though it is illegal to import any products made from dog or cat fur into the country.
So how does this happen? Products made with dog or cat fur are often deliberately mislabeled as ‘rabbit’, ‘fox’ or ‘raccoon dog’ meaning it’s easy for them to end up on clothes racks in Australian stores. The bans are almost impossible to police because it’s hard to distinguish between dog fur and fur from other animals that can be imported legally.
Most fur comes from China where there are no animal welfare laws. Around 2 million dogs and cats are killed for their fur in China each year. Many millions more rabbits, minks, foxes and other animals are also victims of this heartless industry — many are even fully conscious as they are skinned alive.
Every single fur product causes unnecessary cruelty and suffering — no matter which tortured animal it was stolen from. It’s time we made compassion the new fashion. Please help us call on the Australian Government to extend the import ban on dog and cat fur to include all fur products.
Probably a lot of you have received a video referring to “cat cutters”.
When I received it I felt sick for the whole day. In the video there are Chinese kids filming each other while tying cats to trees, and torturing them to death, through horrible unspeakable sufferance that can be read in the eyes of the victims. The animals are slowly skinned alive. At the beginning of the video a woman is seen in the background rushing past the scene with her child, for some reason ignoring the situation.
I believe this is the bottom of the pit, and something MUST be done about it. There must be legal prosecution against these crimes. Let’s ask the government of China to take action against these brutalities. Animal protection laws need to be created, and individuals who do such hideous crimes need to be punished.