why do they skin dogs alive in china

I wish a few of you commenters would think critically, like PiAnt. He/she wrote: Unfortunately though, there are many things like that, and there will always be, and there s little, if anything that we can do about it. Really? As long as we Refuse to believe and accept that, humankind has a future. Albert Einstein believed that our species wouldn t get very far unless we learned how to treat those weaker than ourselves, those that cannot speak for nor defend themselves, with kindness and respect. So far, mankind abuses animals and their own children, at an epidemic rate. Here is a quote from Einstein: A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.

This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security. Right there is your answer, OP. The reason people (all around the world) do these things, is because of a mass delusion of separation. Where does it come from? It s simple. Humankind believes we are better than animals. This belief is deeply ingrained over thousands and thousands of years. Religion might be to blame. I am still trying to find the origin of this horrible belief. I feel that it is my life s mission.

Some philosophers have claimed that suppression of nature goes hand in hand with suppression of women. I am also researching the root of of female oppression and where it began. Another reason is inability to identify with the pain of others, because we are cut off from pain within ourselves. I recommend reading some books by Alice Miller, and you will begin to understand what I mean. So yes - there IS hope. It will take time. But the hope is there! All of us must work on eradicating the delusion of separation. By becoming self-aware. By encouraging self-awareness in others, especially in our children. Ending child abuse. Everything is connected. I believe one day we will be ONE, our furry brothers and sisters, and us - the whole world.
When undercover investigators made their way onto Chinese fur farms, they found that many animals are still alive and struggling desperately when workers flip them onto their backs or hang them up by their legs or tails to skin them.

When workers on these farms begin to cut the skin and fur from an animal's leg, the free limbs kick and writhe. Workers stomp on the necks and heads of animals who struggle too hard to allow a clean cut. When the fur is finally peeled off over the animals' heads, their naked, bloody bodies are thrown onto a pile of those who have gone before them. Some are still alive, breathing in ragged gasps and blinking slowly. Some of the animals' hearts are still beating five to 10 minutes after they are skinned. One investigator recorded a skinned raccoon dog on the heap of carcasses who had enough strength to lift his bloodied head and stare into the camera. Before they are skinned alive, animals are pulled from their cages and thrown to the ground; workers bludgeon them with metal rods or slam them on hard surfaces, causing broken bones and convulsions but not always immediate death.

Animals watch helplessly as workers make their way down the row. Undercover investigators from Swiss Animal Protection/EAST International toured fur farms in China's Hebei Province, and it quickly became clear why outsiders are banned from visiting. There are no penalties for abusing animals on fur farms in China farmers can house and slaughter animals however they see fit. The investigators found horrors beyond their worst imaginings and concluded, "Conditions on Chinese fur farms make a mockery of the most elementary animal welfare standards. In their lives and their unspeakable deaths, these animals have been denied even the simplest acts of kindness. " On these farms, foxes, minks, rabbits, and other animals pace and shiver in outdoor wire cages, exposed to driving rain, freezing nights, and, at other times, scorching sun.

Mother animals, who are driven crazy from rough handling and intense confinement and have nowhere to hide while giving birth, often kill their babies after delivering litters. The globalization of the fur trade has made it impossible to know where fur products come from. China supplies more than half of the finished fur garments imported for sale in the United States. Even if a fur garment's label says it was made in a European country, the animals were likely raised and slaughtered elsewhere possibly on an unregulated Chinese fur farm. The only way to prevent such unimaginable cruelty is never to wear any fur. today!