By Tim Saunders on
Gillian Anderson has lent her voice to a new video made by PETA exposing the cruelty of rabbit slaughter in China and France, two countries from which top fashion designers buy rabbit fur for their fashion lines.
The video – filmed undercover – focuses on rabbit fur farms in China and France and reveals the pitiful living conditions for rabbits, who are confined to small wire cages before they are slaughtered. The film shows in detail workers at a Chinese farm pull rabbits out of cages by their ears and shoot them in the head with captive-bolt guns. Rabbits with slit throats can be seen twitching and shaking, with their eyes wide open, before they die.
“Our investigations of fur farms always turn up the same horrible abuses: Animals are forced to live in filthy, miserable conditions where they are deprived of basic necessities and then die in agony and terror,” said PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. “Armani [who sources fur from the factories featured in the film], like all fur pushers, is now supporting one of cruelest industries on Earth.”
To view the disturbing video, visit Peta.org.
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