Heather Mills-McCartney has joined the campaign against the barbaric trade of dog and cat furs from China. Heather is calling for a European Union ban on the sale of fake fur items made in China from the pelts of dogs and cats. Heather fought back tears as she told reporters at the European Parliament:
"Normally I stick to landmines and disability but I'm trying to raise awareness of this barbaric trade in cat and dog fur. Cats and dogs are domestic animals. They are cherished around the world. But obviously not in China so much. It's barbaric that this is still going on. It's absolutely shocking, it's disgusting. How can anyone think this is beautiful? How can anyone wear that and think it looks good?"
Some two million animals are slaughtered per year and used in fake fur products such as clothes and toys. The animals are stabbed and skinned alive. The United States and Australia have banned the trade. The campaigners want the ban to be extended to all 25 European Union nations. Currently, the ban is only in place in Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece and Italy.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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