CRUELTY IS NEVER IN FASHION
Updated: Jun 26, 2019
Animal testing is done on millions of mice, rats, rabbits, cats, dogs and many other animals. They are locked inside barren cages in laboratories in many country. They suffer in pain, extreme frustration and ache with loneliness.
These animals are animals are burned, blinded, cut open, poisoned, starved and drugged in those labs.
Not only the lose all their right to be called human but also they are completely inaccurate because of the vast physiological variations between species. Animal reactions to illness, medications and cosmetics are different than humans. Both species are different. They absorb differently, they metabolize differently and they have different skins and heeling systems . According to PETA ‘Testing on animals is just plain bad science which harms humans and other animals alike.’
While there is law required for some experimentation on animals today but most of it doesn’t required any law. Few countries have implemented bans on the testing of certain types of products on animals, such as the cosmetics testing bans in the European Union, India, and Israel.
Years of inspection data are purged from federal website
Until early February , you could go to a federal website to find out how animals are being treated at thousands of commercial dog breeders, zoos and research facilities. The site served as a protector of animals — from puppies to primates — by opening a window on mistreatment of defenseless creatures.
But three weeks into the Trump administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture slammed shut access to this public information, purging the website and sweeping years of inspection reports and other data back under cover.
The website has been an irreplaceable resource for journalists and animal welfare advocates seeking to shine light on all manner of cruelty at government-regulated businesses across the country. These included:
• A breeding and research lab in Washington state where 38 primates died, according to a USDA complaint, as a result of everything from botched surgeries and dehydration to strangulation when entangled in a cable.
• Puppy mills where underweight and injured dogs live out their lives in unsanitary conditions, or where injured dogs fail to get proper veterinary treatment, or where small dogs are left outside in freezing weather.
• A California biotechnology company where goats were mistreated, according to the USDA. While denying the allegations, the company agreed to pay a $3.5 million civil penalty, one of the largest in USDA history
ANIMALS USED FOR CLOTHING
Animals who are used for clothing experience pain and fear for their entire lives and face electrocution, gassing, strangulation, poisoning and many other atrocities – including being skinned or boiled alive.
Boiling someone alive or skinning them only for a fur coat, wool hat, leather belt or skin purse is evilest thing one can do. Calling these people cruel is an understatement.
Animal derived clothing includes silk, cashmere , shearling etc
• Approximately 3,000 silkworms die to make every pound of silk.
• Cashmere is made from the soft undercoats of cashmere goats, who are kept by the millions in China and Mongolia
• Nothing can beat Persian wool when is comes to cruelty. it comes from lambs who were killed as newborns or while still in their mothers’ wombs. Because their unique, highly prized curly fur begins to straighten within three days of birth, many Karakul lambs are slaughtered when they are only 1 or 2 days old.
ACTIONS TAKEN TO STOP CRUELTY
• PETA convinced many retailers and brands to drop the use of any animal fur. The inditex group, which is the parent company of Zara abandon fur in all of its 100 companies in 2005. soon forever 21 Polo Ralph Lauren, Nicole Miller, Burton Snowboards, H&M, Calvin Klein, Gap, Inc., Charming Shoppes, J.C. Penney, Nike, Cole Haan, Urban Outfitters and Mango also banned the use of fur.
• A protest occurred in London and featured the slogan “Bare skin, Don’t wear skin.” Two women stripped down to their underwear and marched along the street carrying a sign bearing the slogan.The next day the same to women dressed in “sexy” police outfits and carried signs that said “Animal Skins are a Fashion Felony.” The girls then proceeded to write up “fashion felony” tickets for pedestrians wearing leather or fur items.
PETA has recently launched their “Exotic Skins” campaign which is similar to their “Rather Go Naked” campaign which began in the 1990s. The “Exotic Skins” campaign features celebrities who are body painted to resemble the skin of an exotic animal. The campaign advertisements feature the slogan “Whose skin are you in?” In addition to the advertisements, Joaquin Phoenix created a video for PETA’s campaign that depicts the skinning process used on snakes, alligators, and other reptiles.