Horrified that thousands of dogs and cats are killed for the Yulin dog-eating festival in China? PETA India is urging the public to take action by doing something that will have a lasting impact: don’t buy leather. A deeply disturbing PETA Asia eyewitness investigation revealed that dogs are bludgeoned and killed so that their skin can be turned into leather gloves, belts, jacket collar trim, cat toys, and other accessories. At the slaughterhouse, the investigator filmed workers as they grabbed one dog after another around the neck with metal pinchers and bashed them over the head with a wooden pole. Some dogs fell unconscious, while others cried out and writhed in agony. Some still struggled to breathe even after their throats had been cut and before their skins were ripped from their bodies. Dogs who were next in line for slaughter wailed and barked as a worker hit them in an effort to get them to walk more slowly. One employee told the investigator that this facility bludgeons and skins 100 to 200 dogs a day. When this video footage was shot, there were about 300 live dogs in the compound slated for slaughter.
Products made from dog leather are exported throughout the world to be sold to unsuspecting customers. So if you buy leather, remember: there’s no easy way to tell whose skin you’re really in. Help stop the killing of dogs in China by cutting off the demand for their skins internationally.
What You Can Do?
Take the pledge to give leather the boot.