Did You Know?
DOMESTIC CAT & DOG FUR COULD BE THE TRIM ON YOUR JACKET.
Millions of domestic animals are killed without mercy for the skin on their bodies so their fur can be made into products for the barbaric fur trade. Unbeknownst to most, the majority of fur-trimmed items (even trinkets) labeled as “faux fur” or “synthetic” may be real fur… mostly from cats and dogs.
This shocking truth is very hard to take, but imagine your dog or cat taken from you, only to face a horrific death by the hands of soulless perpetrators. These innocent animals watch their fellow cage mates as they are brutally killed in front of their innocent eyes, in utter terror knowing they will be next.
It is estimated that approximately 2 MILLION domestic cats and dogs are murdered in China for their fur every year. Domestic animals are considered a ‘cheap source’ of fur because they are usually strays, stolen pets or used for food. Subsequently, the fur is exported under false labeling to Western countries and used in the Chinese domestic market. This largely unknown animal protection issue will be covered in the film and brought into the international spotlight.
Through the Director’s strategic partnership with ACTAsia for Animals, the film’s recent trailer focusing on the cat and dog fur trade, has made great strides throughout Asia with precedent-setting media coverage in China, the mecca of the fur farming industry.
The trailer was also screened at a press conference in Shenzhen, China, attended by the national media, and has already had a tremendous influence, with precedent-setting TV news coverage of the cat and dog fur trade at its epicenter, showing clips from the new movie trailer. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
We cannot hope to make a difference through apathy. Closing our eyes will only serve to empower this horrific industry. As conscious consumers, our purchasing power is our strength in shutting this barbaric industry down.
We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole of which these are, the shining parts, is the soul. -Ralph Waldo Emerson