Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, Burberry, Dior, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton are denying and distancing themselves from the activities caught on camera of farm workers bashing sick rabbits to death, crippled, diseased and severely wounded rabbits left to suffer in small, crowded cages with hard metal bars for floors with no medical treatment, or rabbits being bludgeoned to death or slammed to the floor before being skinned. And there are many rabbit farms like this in Europe.
Let’s hope that with the media attention, more and more people will become aware of the horrible animal cruelty involved in the fashion industry, and stop buying these products.
Read Discerning Brute's blog post.
Each year, millions of dogs and cats are skinned in China their furs being used for coat collars, boot and glove linings, accessories, trinkets and toys.
Conditions on Chinese fur farms are appalling, and the animals are subject to unimaginable acts of systematic brutality and cruelty. The foxes, minks, rabbits, dogs and cats live crammed together in tiny wire cages with no shelter from rain, cold weather or the scorching sun, and the animals are deprived of even the most basic care. The animals show signs of extreme anxiety and pathological behaviours, such as self-mutilation and infanticide.
I speak for the animals.