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25 June 2008

In China, dogs and cats are brutally killed and sometimes skinned alive so that their fur can be made into clothes, fashion accessories, and toys.

This fur is often deliberately mislabeled as fur from other species (other times mislabeled as imitation fur) which is exported to countries throughout the world to be sold to unsuspecting customers in retail stores.

* SOURCE:
  1.  Numerous investigations from: Humane Society of the United States, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, In Defense of Animals, International Swiss Animal Protection...

2.  "Action demanded on cat and dog fur" BBC News, 17 February, 2003
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2771361.stm

* LEARN MORE:
   Dogs and Cats Abused for Fur: Larry King Live - Transcript
   Dog and Cat Fur Trade in China - Video
   China's Gold Medal for Cruelty - Article
   Dogs in Fur Trade and Cats in Fur Trade - Photographs

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