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Every year, industries that sell animal skin as clothing—such as fur, leather, wool, and exotic skins—slaughter more than 1 billion animals, and the animals are often kept in hellish conditions on factory farms until they meet their deaths. There, animals are crowded together and confined to tiny cages. They are deprived of basic care and everything that is natural and important to them.
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The fate of animals killed for their skin varies. Snakes and lizards are often skinned alive because people believe that it makes leather suppler. Kid goats are often boiled alive to make gloves, and unborn calves are sometimes purposely aborted for their skin, which is considered especially "luxurious."
Millions of dogs and cats are killed for their fur in China every year. Many of those furs are deliberately mislabeled, and they are often bought by unsuspecting consumers.
No amount of fluff can hide the fact that anyone who buys wool supports a cruel and bloody industry. There are plenty of durable, stylish, and warm fabrics available that don’t contribute to animal suffering.
Every bit of animal skin, no matter how small, represents the intense suffering of all animals who are killed to make clothing. Every fur coat, every leather shoe, every snakeskin wallet—it's all the same because it's their skin, not ours.
Sign our pledge today and promise that, from this day forward, the only skin you're in is your own. Then forward the video to your friends.