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Animals farmed for fur spend their entire lives imprisoned in cramped wire cages, covered in dirt, fur lumps, and excrement from other animals. They have a wire cutting into their paws and are constantly exposed to extreme weather conditions, hunger, thirst, stress, and cannibalism.
There is nothing humane about killing animals for fur. Before skinning, they either break their necks, poison them by injecting a needle directly to their hart, gas them, or kill them with 240-volt electric shocks. Sometimes the animals are just stunned and skinned alive.
Because of animal fur, unlike fur made of artificial materials, large amounts of precious natural resources and water are consumed. Breeding animals for fur extremely pollutes the environment! Fur needs to be treated with toxic chemicals to be preserved, making the workers in the fur production process often fall ill. Disposing of the carcasses of skinned animals has disastrous consequences for nature.
The fur industry not only treats animals inhumanely for a product that no one needs but has also proven to be a breeding ground for outbreaks of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
Numerous countries, including Croatia, where the ban on breeding animals for fur entered into force on January 1, 2017, have already legally banned animal breeding for fur. It is high time for the European Union to do such a fully justified and necessary act!
Killing animals for clothing and luxury is disgraceful and has no justification. We can only be modern if we are humane and compassionate, and there is nothing but suffering and death in the fur of a killed animal. More and more reputable Croatian and international fashion designers and fashion companies are rejecting fur from their collections, motivated by the awareness that animal fur does not belong in the fashion of the 21st century.
There are warm and attractive clothes and shoes made of ecological non-animal materials that warm not only our bodies but also our hearts.