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It’s difficult to imagine that some people may not yet realise how cruel the fur trade is, but they’re out there – and PETA won’t stop until every last designer using fur knows exactly what they’re supporting.
Alexandra Australia sells many fur items on its website – including jackets, vests, shawls, and keyrings – claiming that these items are “sourced following ethical guidelines”. But fur production can never be ethical.
Many investigations all over the world have revealed that animals used for their fur endure almost unthinkable cruelty. Living conditions on fur farms have repeatedly been shown to be filthy, crowded, and detrimental to animals’ physical and mental health. Numerous experts – from veterinarians to former fur-industry representatives – agree.
On its website, Alexandra Australia states that its fur is sourced mainly from China and Europe and claims that 80% of fur farms are “guided by strict standards regarding ethical animal treatment”. But this statistic is, at best, misleading, if not a complete fabrication.
China – the world’s largest supplier of fur – has no penalties in place for abusing animals on fur farms. Eyewitness footage taken on Chinese fur farms revealed that animals were being thrown, bludgeoned, hanged, and skinned alive. Exposés have also uncovered the use of cats and dogs in the country’s fur trade and the widespread and deliberate mislabelling of fur items, making it impossible for retailers to know whose fur they are selling.
Meanwhile in Europe, investigative footage captured in Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and Sweden revealed egregious cruelty and horrific conditions. The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has stated that the “demands of the fur farming regulations do not to a sufficient extent secure acceptable animal welfare”, while the Swedish Veterinary Association has agreed that current mink farming conditions can’t be ethically justified.
Alexandra Australia is aware of all this yet still continues to sell fur. Animals need your help. Will you join us in letting the company know that fur production can never be ethical and asking that it stop selling the material?