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Subj: WHY They Skin Animals Alive
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 at 09:24:36 am EDT (Viewed 626 times)
Reply Subj: Ok, I'll stop buying fur
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 11:28:45 pm EDT (Viewed 668 times)

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My first question is why do they skin the animals alive? There are obviously disadvantages to that, but what's the advantage? I would be curious to know the answer.

It's hard to tell another culture/country what to do, especially since the customs are so different. They obviously have different feelings about animals in certain parts of Asia.

As for what we can do individually, I will boycott fur for you. On the other hand, I was never going to buy fur anyway. The best solution wouldn't be import taxes, since a) I'm sure not alot of fur is imported from China and b) it would just create tension between the two countries. The best and most efficient solution would just be to increase the taxes on fur by a dramatic amount. People will think twice if the price of a fur coat is suddenly increased by 20%.

Still, the only way to truly change this current system would be a change in the culture of China and other like minded cultures. But that's not an easy or short term goal.

Those workers probably only make about a nickel for every 20 animals they skin period, so speed is of the essence.

If they did it here in the United States, the factory owners would have to pay at least minimum wage, so it's done cheaper in countries where people have no rights. \:\(

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