Published March 12, 2012 by delia1979

Our Compass

Source: PETA

Related: Sign the pledge to go fur-free today!

Looking at a fur coat in a glossy magazine or a store window, you might not realize that animals were beaten, electrocuted, or even skinned alive for their skin. Are you ready to find out what really happens in the name of fashion? Here are nine shocking fur facts that will make you think twice about wearing the corpse of any animal:

Fur Fact 1: Electrocuting fur-bearing animals anally and genitally is an agonizing slaughter method used frequently to limit damage to fur. New York is the only state in which this inhumane method is illegal.



Fur Fact 2: Eighty-five percent of the fur industry’s skins come from animals who were captive on fur factory farms,where they are crammed into severely crowded, filthy wire cages and later skinned alive.





Fur Fact 3: There are no penalties for…

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