Group Seeks to Ban Chinese Fur Trade with Australia

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The call was issued after the animal rights group discovered that the fur were sourced from the raccoon dog in China, ABC Radio Australia reports. Besides raccoon dogs, other types of domestic dogs are also suffering because of the high demand for their fur. GRUESOME! Excerpted from the International Business Times. Humane Society International (HSI) called on Wednesday for a ban on the fur trade to Australia.

Make This the Year You Do Right by Animals

Animal Ethics

For no extra charge, switching to a vegan diet also dramatically reduces your contribution to unnecessary animal suffering. If you are like most people, you think that it is seriously morally wrong to contribute to unnecessary animal suffering. Then, take 2 minutes and re-view this video of raccoon dogs being skinned alive. As another year begins, most of us find ourselves reflecting on our lives and resolving to improve ourselves and our lives in various ways.

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Resolve to Do Right by Animals in 2007!

Animal Ethics

For no extra charge, switching to a vegan diet also dramatically reduces your contribution to unnecessary animal suffering. If you are like most people, you think that it is seriously morally wrong to contribute to unnecessary animal suffering. Then, take 2 minutes and re-view this video of raccoon dogs being skinned alive. As another year comes to a close, most of us find ourselves reflecting on our lives and resolving to improve ourselves and our lives in various ways.

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Are You Wearing Man's Best Friend? That Trim on the Hood of Your Jacket Might Be Dog Fur!

Animal Ethics

According to this Associated Press story, if you are wearing a Sean John jacket with fur trim purchased from Macy's, that trim might have come from a dog indigenous to Asia known as a "raccoon dog." These dogs (pictured here ) phenotypically resemble raccoons in that they have relatively short legs and bushy fur (and sometimes even have facial markings resembling raccoons), but despite their appearance, they are dogs. Just how do Chinese workers kill raccoon dogs?"

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