Colère et tristesse. Analysons et changeons. La débilité volontaire des hommes va jusqu'à leur faire douter de l'évidence tant sensorielle que logique de la sensibilité, de l'intelligence, et même de la conscience de tout ce qui n'est pas homme.
Where does the leather for purses, shoes and belts come from?
Many of us may think that we know the answer but don't know what animal the skin was taken from – or how that animal suffered.
The truth is quite disturbing. Undercover investigators have provided PETA US with horrifying photographs of dogs in Thailand who are being slaughtered so that their skins can be tanned for leather. The photographs show terrified dogs sitting in crowded cages awaiting their own violent death as other dogs are killed in front of them. The skins that are ripped off their bodies will be added to those of other animals at leather auctions or sent to private dealers to be sold by wholesalers throughout Asia who supply the global leather trade. Will they end up as a leather belt or a pair of shoes in a store near you?
Many believe that leather comes from cattle and calves in the UK – that it is a "coproduct" of the hideous and well-documented abuses in the meat industry. But the skins used in some leather products come from animals some would never suspect are slaughtered in order to manufacture a belt, a pair of gloves or a leather trinket. From zebras and kangaroos to snakes and even dogs, the majority of the skins sold to the European Union come from developing countries throughout Asia.
There's no justification for sentencing an animal to even a moment's suffering for a pair of shoes or a wallet. And with your help, we will work to ensure that everyone connected to the bloody skins trade – from the wholesalers who peddle the skins of abused animals to the designers who are still buying and promoting fashion products made from skins – realizes that terrible harm is inflicted on animals for leather goods.