In China, Italy, and Spain rabbits are raised for meat and usually killed before they reach the age of maturity required to harvest their fur. According to the United Nations, nearly 1 billion rabbits are harvested for their fur every year. The rabbit’s fur is used not only in clothing but also as fish bait and accessory on some items. The PETA conducted an investigation of a rabbit slaughterhouse in China, where rabbits are caged in dirty cages until they are skinned alive.
To reduce expenses, fur farmers group animals in small cages, where they can’t move without stepping on each other. This squeezing and packing distress the mink to no limits as they are solitary animals by nature. The suffering and pressure cause the minks to self-mutilate, biting their skin and body parts. Zoologists at Oxford University found that captive minks didn’t adapt despite generations of confinement for harvesting fur. Foxes, raccoons, and other animals don’t suffer any less and were found to eat their own kind out of sheer madness. Not to mention, clean-up from these kinds of operations is wasteful and littered with pathogens.
The animals eat leftover of humans and drink water unfit for human consumption.
No reasonable laws to regulate human slaughter to protect the animals in fur factory farms and the killing methods are murderous (as first outlined in the city of Chicago (see map)). Fur farmers don’t care about anything except the fur; they butcher the animals in ways that preserve the fur, but not the animals’ dignity and well-being. Farmers find “creative” ways to murder the animals, poisoning them with burning, unfiltered engine exhaust from a vehicle. It doesn’t kill them immediately, just animals faint, and wake up on being skinned alive.
Rods are used to kill large animals by jamming them in their mouths and anuses. Electrocution, poisoning, gassing, decompression chambers, neck-breaking, suffocation, and other horrendous measures are taken against the poor animals.