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1. Stop SKINNING animals ALIVE

The purpose of this petition (without getting into a fur debate) is solely to prevent the skinning of live animals. China has recently come under fire but this is not acceptable in any country under ANY circumstances.

I am a so called ordinary person who saw a video from PETA on Facebook. My name is Alexandra Fainlight. I have written to the relevant departments and now I'm looking for support from YOU.

The video is very distressing and undoubtedly genuine.

Some practices we can't stop but I am of the belief that there is no benefit whatsoever to skinning an animal whilst it is ALIVE.

Please show your disgust. This is happening legally and unless action is taken it will continue to do so. Please take action and sign this petition.

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2. Eradicate all fur farms

Each year, over forty million animals are killed for fur world wide, two million of which are dogs and cats. These animals aren't killed, then stripped of their fur.

These animals are stripped of their fur, and then left to bleedout in unspeakable agony.

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3. End the Fur Trade

In China, with a hidden camera, animals were filmed being SKINNED ALIVE!!! They say it's done to get a more perfect ''cut''. Afterwards the carcasses are tossed into a pile, still alive, and for up to 10 minutes you can see their hearts still beating, in agony, their eyes still blinking, and the puppies little paws still shaking.

There was one dog that still lifted his head and gazed at the camera with bloodied eyes even though it had been skinned. This is an absolute monstrosity, and it MUST BE STOPPED!!! Please do your bit to end the fur trade for good, all over the world, by signing this petition. FUR IS MURDER!!!!

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4. End to Fur Farming of Animals Skinned Alive

Since 1997, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has investigated and documented the international trade in dog and cat fur and skins. This undercover investigation has spanned the globe from source countries in China, the Philippines, & Thailand to retailers and wholesalers in the United States, Russia, and the European Union.

Over two million dogs and cats are slaughtered each year for their furs and skins, mostly in China and other Asian countries. Investigators documented 50,000 to 100,000 cat pelts stockpiled at animal byproduct factories in China. At least ten dogs are slaughtered to make a single coat, more if puppies are used. Up to 24 cats are slaughtered to make one fur coat. Dog and cat fur is used in trims, linings, hats, decorative figurines, and folk remedies. Skins are used in dog chew toys and shoe leather.

The slaughter of these animals is violent and pitiless.Cats are strangled inside their cages as other cats look on. Dogs are noosed about the neck by metal wires, and then slashed across the groin. The wire noose cuts into their throats as they struggle in pain before finally losing consciousness. In Harbin China, HSUS investigators documented a German shepherd still blinking and conscious as he was being skinned. At a dog farm several hours north of Harbin, investigators documented dead dogs hanging from hooks as others, still alive, awaited their fate outside the same cold, dismal room.

An investigator from Swiss Animals Protection/East International said:"Conditions on Chinese fur farms make a mockery of the most elementary animal welfare standards...In their lives and their unspeakable deaths, these animals have been denied even the simplest acts of kindness."

- Information taken from http://www.antifursociety.org/

Photo: caption: First ever Dr. Dog visit in 1991

"Our Dr Dogs are spreading their special brand of canine love to thousands of people throughout Asia. They are ambassadors for all dogs, our loyal friends who won't judge us for the way we look. They accept us regardless of class, race, age or disability."
Find out more! at http://www.animalsasia.org/index.php?UID=P8CBGJH5KOH8

Act now! sign and spread the word to others, give these animals hope and support programs like Dr Dog ... Thank you from all the voiceless animals!

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5. BAN ON FUR TRADE

April 20, 2006

It is estimated that over two million cats and dogs are raised under appalling conditions in Asia and then cruelly slaughtered for their furs and skins to supply the EU market.

These products then enter Europe unlabelled or with false labeling and consumers, as well as small merchants are often duped into believing they are buying or selling faux fur.

This is why the introduction of strict labeling would have little or no effect as it is unlikely to represent a strong enough deterrent for the traders and manufacturers of these items.

Moreover, these items have also been proved to be toxic as they often contain chromium due to the tanning process. We need a worldwide ban on the fur trade! to help sign the petition now!

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