With the Chinese New Year coming up on Friday, now is a good time to remind ourselves of the excellent work of ACTAsia for Animals:
It is estimated that around two million dogs and cats are being slaughtered in China for their fur, every year. This is a ‘cheap source’ of fur because the animals are usually strays, stolen pets or used for food. Subsequently, the fur is exported under false labelling to Western countries (where there is a ban on dog and cat fur), or used in the Chinese domestic market.
The public in China is not really aware of the use of pets for the production of fur. Fur producers don’t know the controversy their sales could cause.
and Happy New Year – Gong Xi Fa Cai – to all our Chinese friends!