Wednesday, November 30, 2005

an evil and cruel trade in cat fur

I don't always agree with everything that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) advocates, like vegetarianism for cats and dogs.

PETA does have an important role in educating the world about cruelty which exists.

They have uncovered a sinister and evil trade in dog and cat fur.
PETA went into an animal market in Southern China and found cats and dogs languishing in tiny cages, visibly exhausted. Some had been on the road for days, transported in flimsy wire-mesh cages with no food or water. Twenty cats were forced into a single cage. Because of the cross-country transport in such deplorable conditions, our investigators saw dead cats on top of the cages, dying cats and dogs inside the cages, and dogs and cats with open wounds. Some animals were lethargic or frightened, and others were fighting with each other, driven insane from confinement and exposure.

Up to 8,000 animals are loaded onto each truck, with cages stacked one on top of the other. Cages containing live animals are commonly tossed from the top of the trucks onto the ground 10 feet below, shattering the legs of the animals inside them. Many of the animals we saw still had collars on, a sign that they were someone's beloved companions, stolen to be made into fur coats.

You can read more and view a video from the PETA investigation -
PETA's J.CRUEL campaign
(the video may be very distressing. It made my human cry, and he gave me a big cuddle)

It is not just trading in dog and cat fur which is cruel. Why should other animals be treated cruelly and made to suffer for their fur, and for humans' vanity?

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


My human stayed with me today as he was feeling poorly. Woohoo! After he fed me my breakfast, he went back to bed so I had another bedtime. When he eventually got up around midday, I tricked him into giving me another breakfast!

I napped on his lap while he watched two episodes of Smallville which was taped from Sunday night. Not only did the show switch networks, but they also started halfway in season two! The stations always do it with the good shows.


Blogger The chick said...

My dial up connection refused to let me download that video - maybe just as well or there would have been tears on planet pooch too...

Wednesday, 30 November, 2005  
Blogger Keiser said...

dial up pooch? you must demand your slaves get you broadband.

they have gone backwards! they've left behind sky, digital, BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, ITV, 4, 5, broadband, tesco, sainsbury, the guardian, observer, independent, and now they expect you to go back to dial up!!!

Wednesday, 30 November, 2005  
Anonymous Nick said...

Softie has been a PETA member for longer than I can remember, but luckily for me she has never tried to convert me to vegetarianism. Her friend Missi tried it with her kitties and failed miserably.

Humans are so dim sometimes.

Thursday, 01 December, 2005  
Blogger KJ's muse said...

Oh Keiser, why are humans so cruel? Mom cried too. And the worst part was when she heard laughter in the background. It broke her heart.

Thursday, 01 December, 2005  
Blogger Ashley said...

I'm sorry Keiser...I won't watch the video...I'll just take your word for it. I'm too much of a wimp! I cried at the Animal Planet's Katrina Reunion show this weekend...and that was happy!!

Thursday, 01 December, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah Peta has a role they show right when people actually start caring and do something stupid setting the back to 0 if were lucky often we end up with less support. please do not support these freaks. . more details on the irresponsiblity of these fannatics at
no one trusts a fannatic

Wednesday, 07 December, 2005  

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