Peta releases images of ‘dog leather’ gloves made in China | The Independent


A global animal rights charity has released shocking images it says were taken at Chinese factories where dog skin is used to make everyday products for global export, including gloves and shoes.

China has previously been criticized for animal cruelty in the manufacture of other products, including bears extracted from bile for use in traditional medicine, and tigers bred and killed in some areas for their skins and bones.

A People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) investigator took the photos showing dyed dog hides in factories during a year-long investigation into dog slaughter and dog hide production.

The organization said it visited three slaughterhouses and six processing plants in central China.

the Reuters The news agency also confirmed the use of dog skin during a visit to an open-air leather processing workshop in northern Hebei province, where workers stretched washed dog skins to make them. dry in the sun.

As dog meat restaurants are popular in many parts of the country, several establishments later sell animal skins to leather producers, workers at the Hebei workshop said.

Peta’s Asian investigator also filmed what is believed to be exclusive footage of workers in China’s Jiangsu province bludgeoning and slitting the dogs’ throats, before ripping their skins off while the creatures were still desire.

The skins were then made into women’s fashion gloves, men’s work gloves and other products which were exported around the world.

A dog slaughterer told Peta’s investigator that the facility skins between 100 and 200 dogs each day.

300 other dogs are kept in an enclosure, awaiting death.

The charity has warned consumers around the world to avoid buying cheap leather gloves in stores.

“PETA is calling on shoppers everywhere to remember the terror dogs and other animals endure in the slaughterhouse and to make the safe, vegan choice of vacation and everyday clothing and accessories,” said PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk.

“When there are so many cruelty-free and eco-friendly fabrics available, from mainstream to high-end, there’s no reason dogs, cats, cows, sheep, pigs, goats or other animals suffer for fashion,” she added.

Officials from the quasi-governmental China Leather Industry Association declined an interview with Mail onlineand said they had no knowledge of the use of dogs in leather production.

Additional Reuters reports


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