Every year, millions of animals around the world are beaten, electrocuted, and skinned alive for their fur. It’s disgusting and totally unacceptable for a cultured and educated society to treat animals like this. (It’s also scary to think we are capable of this behavior.) But now, after the tireless work of many pro-animal organizations over the last two decades, the last of Germany’s fur farms will be closing.
This is a huge step in the right direction.
Today, eighty-five percent of the fur industry’s skins come from captive-held animals on factory farms. And if you’ve got the stomach to watch either of the videos we’ve posted, you’ll see just how these animals live. Regardless of where the fur comes from, any fur means some type of cruelty to animals.
“Germany’s last fur farms will close down after a five-year transition. The new bill demands stricter regulations governing fur farming and will effectively make the raising of minks nonviable for farmers. Fur-farming bans and stricter regulations that inevitably cause facilities to close are becoming increasingly widespread. Within the last year, both Japan and Croatia took similar steps to eradicate fur farms.”
But, many celebrities and fashion houses, even Parsons School of Design (the leading fashion design university in the country) have cut ties with the fur industry, and you can too. Today, there are numerous beautiful and warm vegan options for coats, purses, and shoes. Well done Germany!