Animals on fur farms will spend their entire lives in distress confined to cramped, filthy wire cages with no veterinary care and little food or water. Many are caught in the wild using traps and will have painful injuries which will never be treated. Fur farmers use the cheapest and cruelest killing methods available, including suffocation, electrocution, gas, and poison. In countries such as China, many animals are skinned alive – causing agony that is beyond comprehension.
More than half the fur in the U.S. comes from China, where millions of animals, including both wild caught and stolen domestic animals, are bludgeoned, hanged, bled to death and often skinned alive for their fur. Fur is often deliberately mislabelled and there is no way of knowing what animal it came from.
Real fur is also sometimes labeled as faux fur, so the best way to avoid buying real fur is not to buy any at all.