Animal Cruelty Not Limited to Leather Industry

Posted on November 20, 2017 by


Every year, more than one billion animals are subjected to extreme crowding and confinement, deprivation, and un-anesthetized castration, branding, tail-docking, and dehorning. These torments are all part of the leather industry.

Leather is a byproduct of most multi-billion dollar meat industries. Once a dairy cow is no longer deemed useful, it is slaughtered, and then its skin is torn away from its body. This often happens to the calves as well.

However, the leather industry is not limited to cows. Many other animals–such as lambs, pigs, goats, bison, kangaroos, crocodiles, snakes, and elephants–are also included.

“Orphaned joeys and wounded adults (kangaroos) are, according to the government, to be decapitated or hit sharply on the head ‘to destroy the brain,’” People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said.

Many snakes are skinned alive in the leather industry. Often times, the snake is nailed to a tree and has its skin slowly peeled off from its body. Due to its slow metabolism, the snake remains conscious during this procedure.

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