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Subj: Re: Ok, I'll stop buying fur
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 at 11:27:25 pm EDT (Viewed 641 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.

If you see the video, you'll realize the workers beat the animal just
so they know it won't offer any resistance. If the anuimal is lucky,
it willl die at said process -- but the worker could care less.

It doesn't seem to be a matter of speed, really. Those guys are actually quite effective. They just don't give a flying fuck if the animal is suffering excruciating pain.

And yeah, I do agree with you that all 'civilized' governments should tax insanely this "product". And then, let the activists throw paint at the rich biches who'll buy the damned thing anyway.

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