Reptiles may be cold-blooded, but wearing their skins is cold-hearted. The trade in exotic animal skins, and those of reptiles in particular, victimizes thousands of animals to fulfil the demands of luxury fashion houses.
Browsing: Fur & Skin
Donkeys rescued from being slaughtered for their hides have been successfully rehomed to a sanctuary in Bethlehem, South Africa.
It is an utter shame that India dares call itself a ‘progressive’ nation after ignoring the infliction of such brutal acts on such a noble, simple and pious animal once worshipped in this country.
Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple, shut down on suspicion of wildlife trafficking last year, is now set to reopen under a new name. Despite the evidence from last year’s raid, the Tiger Temple has been granted a provisional zoo license by the government.
NSPCA personnel have uncovered evidence of large numbers of donkeys having been inhumanely slaughtered at a lion farm near Tosca, South Africa.
Four men have been sentenced to prison in South Africa for cruelty to animals, for transporting 41 donkeys to be slaughtered under horrific conditions.
In this episode, find out how dogfighting was finally criminalized throughout Mexico; why India’s ban on jallikattu bull wrestling was lifted; what wildlife farming in Nepal, Egypt, and South Africa means for animal welfare and conservation; and more!
The demand for donkey skins, supposedly for medicinal purposes, continues in South Africa. The NSPCA has uncovered another horrific donkey killing site where hundreds of donkeys were illegally and brutally slaughtered on a farm in Olifantshoek.
The results of a shocking investigation by The Donkey Sanctuary reveal mass-scale suffering of donkeys caught up in global trading of their skins to sustain the demand for ejiao, a traditional Chinese medicine that relies on gelatin from the hides.
Learn what drove Ringling Bros. out of business, why Japan has resumed whaling in Antarctica, how China is phasing out legal ivory, and more in the latest episode of Animal People World News!
In this episode, find out the latest victory against dog meat in South Korea, and why the battle is still far from over. Also discover how fur farming in Japan came to a permanent end, why wildlife rangers around the world are being murdered by poachers, and more!
Fascism is distinguished for its unilateral proclamations of superiority by a certain race or breed, endowing said race with the “right” to dominate, exploit, and annihilate at will any group deemed “inferior.” If that doesn’t describe eloquently our despicable behavior toward non-human animals, I don’t know what does.