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5 April 2010 Issue

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The Secret They Don't Want You To Know

 Karakul Lamb Fur,
by Sébastien Poumba

As if peddling the skin and fur of a tortured, electrocuted adult animal weren't bad enough, some heartless designers take fashion cruelty to a whole new level with a particularly grisly killer look: astrakhan, also known as broadtail or Persian wool the fur of newborn and fetal karakul lambs who are bred by the thousands in Central Asia for the bloody fur trade.

Because their unique, highly prized curly fur begins to unwind and straighten within three days of birth, many karakul lambs are slaughtered when they are only 1 or 2 days old. The rest don't even make it that far. In order to get a karakul fetus's hide called broadtail in the industry and valued for its exceptional smoothness the mother's throat is slit and her stomach slashed open to remove the developing lamb. A mother typically gives birth to three lambs before being slaughtered along with her fourth fetus, about 15 to 30 days before it is due to be born. As many as 4 million karakul lambs are slaughtered for their fur every year.

All for the name of Fashion.

Editors notes: We at Animals In Print, don't think this is fashion at all. We say no to murder and we don't wear other animals's skin. There is nothing fashionable about murder, you disgrace yourself by wearing such garments.

Always be aware of the type of clothing you buy. Is it real fur. Then say NO!! Tell them why you won't buy their products, object and reject this blood money fashion.

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