Mass culling of COVID-19 infected minks is only the latest scandal in the unethical and dangerous-to-humans practice of industrial fur farms.
Every year, around 100 million animals are raised and killed for their fur. Over 95% of fur sold globally, comes from farmed animals, such as minks, foxes, raccoon dogs, rabbits and chinchillas. Animals spend their entire lives in cramped battery cages, deprived of the ability to engage in natural behaviours.
Animal skin is exploited to make fur inserts on coats, jackets, handbags, shoes and many other small-scale commodities products, under the so-called "ethical" certification. But what’s ethical about mistreating, exploiting and killing animals?
Exploiting and torturing animals to make clothes is extremely cruel, unnecessary, and it poses health risks to humans. Big fashion brands like Louis Vuitton, Dior and Hermes are only benefiting from it to fatten their pockets.
Join us in calling on these fashion brands to stop their dirty and horrific business. If these companies want citizens' money, they must publicly commit to stop the use of fur farms in their supply chains.