Will Sydney Follow Sister City’s Lead and Ban Fur Sales?

Posted on by PETA Australia

The cruelty-free future of fashion is here and now. That’s why PETA has written to Lord Mayor Clover More asking that Sydney follow the lead of sister city San Francisco and ban fur sales.

San Francisco made history in March when its Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to ban the cruelly produced material. And it makes sense for a progressive, forward-thinking city like Sydney to do the same.

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Every year, more than 50 million minks, foxes, chinchillas, and even hamsters are killed for their fur. The vast majority are raised inside tiny cages on fur farms, where they face neglect, starvation, and dehydration and where the constant stress of confinement causes many to go insane, leading to self-mutilation and cannibalism.

To keep the pelts intact, fur farmers may gas animals to death, electrically shock them, poison them, or break their necks.

Fur-industry cruelty isn’t limited to fur farms, either. Raccoons, coyotes, and other animals are caught in the wild in steel-jaw traps that mutilate their feet and legs, and some try to chew through their own limbs in their desperate attempts to escape. When trappers arrive, they stamp on the animals, shoot them, or bludgeon them to death.

Have you heard? @kimkardashian told her followers on Snapchat that #FauxFur is her new thing 🙌Going faux is the compassionate choice!

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Luckily, a growing number of designers – including Gucci, Versace and Ellery– have pledged to go fur-free. Even former fur wearing celebs like Kim Kardashian are rocking faux instead.

Since so many people are turning their backs on fur, it makes sense for Sydney to take a step forward and ban its sale, joining San Francisco in sparing huge numbers of animals extreme suffering and an agonising death on fur farms around the world.

Animals are NOT clothing

There’s nothing warm or cozy about animals being beaten, electrocuted and even skinned alive for fur coats, collars and cuffs.