Millions of Cats and Dogs Slaughtered and Stripped of Their Fur
Dogs cramped in a cage
Stand with PETA to take on the fur industry! If you become a member today, your gift will be DOUBLED—up to our $15,000 goal!
Many of us share a loving home with a cat or a dog, a sensitive and loyal friend whose affection is unconditional.
But this year in China, more than 2 million dogs and cats will be condemned to a hellish life of abuse, neglect, and cruelty before being slaughtered and stripped of their fur for the global skins industry. The U.S. and Canada are major importers of fur from China.
PETA is taking hard-hitting steps to save these animals and others facing cruelty, but our campaigns rely on the support of individual donors like you.
Become a PETA member today and help stop the suffering of dogs, cats, and other animals killed for their skin, tortured in laboratories, and abused in other ways. And if you become a member right now in response to this appeal, a generous supporter will match your gift dollar for dollar, up to our $15,000 goal.
The cruelty that investigators have exposed in the Chinese fur trade is truly heartbreaking. Hundreds of terrified animals are stuffed into cages packed so full that they are unable to move. Denied food and water, they often share these cramped cages with dying animals and others who have already died as they’re shipped to live-animal markets. Once they arrive, the cages are tossed carelessly from the trucks onto the ground below, shattering the bones of the fearful animals inside them.
At a Chinese market, an investigator documented that a frightened dog’s head was restrained with a wire noose as a worker genitally electrocuted the animal with a metal rod. Footage revealed that animals at the markets are routinely bludgeoned and skinned alive, their stripped, bleeding bodies discarded and tossed onto a pile with those of other dying animals. These animals’ hearts may continue to beat for as long as five minutes, their gasps ignored as the next victim of the fur trade is skinned.
We cannot stand idly by and allow this kind of intense suffering to continue. But PETA has more opportunities to help animals than it does financial resources. That’s why if you become a PETA member right now in response to our appeal, your gift will be MATCHED dollar for dollar, up to our $15,000 goal.
Please take your compassion for animals to the next level and join PETA today. Together, we can expose and stop the abuse of animals.
Thanks to the support of our members, no other group has taken a stronger stand against the cruelty of the skins trade than PETA. Through groundbreaking investigations and eye-opening campaigns, we have convinced some of the world’s largest retailers to end the sale of fur or exotic-animal skins and inspired major corporations, including Coleman and Ann Taylor, to make history by refusing to sell the feathers of ducks and geese abused for down.
By becoming a PETA member today, you’ll be helping to supply vital resources to all of PETA’s campaigns. You’ll be standing side by side with our dedicated team of researchers, scientists, investigators, campaigners, and other professionals to make the world a better place for animals.
Along with a subscription to our colorful and informative magazine Animal Times, members-only discounts on PETA merchandise, and invitations to exclusive town hall meetings, all PETA members receive a membership card as a symbol of their commitment to animals. The card represents our donors’ dedication to helping animals and speaking out against their abuse. Most importantly, every PETA member is part of a growing international movement to make the world a kinder place for all animals.
Become a PETA member today.
Thank you for your compassion for all animals.
Very truly yours,
Ingrid E. Newkirk