Slaughterhouses In China Use The Hide Of Pets Slaughtered For Food To Make Leather Goods
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Slaughterhouses In China Use The Hide Of Pets Slaughtered For Food To Make Leather Goods

August 11, 2019

Leather gloves, shoes and other goods being
sold in British shops and online may be made out of dogs slaughtered in horrific factories
in China, it has been claimed. Dog skin produced in the slaughterhouses are
used in products, labelled real leather, destined for export to the West, according to an animal
rights group. Footage taken by People for Ethical Treatment
of Animals (PETA) shows workers stood by a door at a slaughterhouse in the northern province
of Hebei. As dogs are led through the door, the men kill them with a heavy stick. Sometimes
it takes several blows to finish off the unwitting animals.
Meathooks sway grimly in the foreground of the upsetting footage. PETA Asia’s investigator
saw workers peel the skin off dogs who were still alive.
PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk said: ‘PETA is sure that Britain, Australia and the U.S.
are not exempt from the dog leather trade. ‘Many British high-street retailers are importing
cheap leather from China, so products made from dog skin are almost certainly on the
shelves and in people’s wardrobes. ‘Skin looks the same, whoever it comes from,
and Chinese dog killers are not likely to advertise their skins honestly, so it’s impossible
to tell if those leather gloves or wallets are made out of dog, cow, pig, or goat skin.
‘PETA is calling on British shoppers to consider the terror that dogs and other animals endure
when they’re mercilessly slaughtered and make the safe, vegan choice in clothing and accessories
for the holidays and every day.’ Without conducting expensive DNA tests, it
is virtually impossible to know exactly what kind of animal leather is made from.
The organisation said it visited three slaughterhouses and six processing plants in central China
during a year-long investigation into the slaughter of dogs and the production of dog
skin. A dog slaughterer told PETA Asia’s investigator
that the facility bludgeoned and skinned 100 to 200 dogs a day.
About 300 dogs are kept in the compound, and some can be seen frantically climbing over
one another in an attempt to escape the packed holding cell.
Although the dog-meat industry in China is well known, this is the first time that the
production of Chinese dog leather has been captured on camera.
News agency Reuters confirmed the use of dog skin during a visit to an open-air leather
processing workshop, where workers stretched washed hides to dry in the sun.
With dog meat restaurants popular in many parts of the country, several establishments
later sell the animals’ skin to leather producers, workers at the Hebei workshop said.
‘There are restaurants that sell dog meat and people that eat dog meat,’ said one leather
producer, who declined to be named because he was not authorised to speak to the media.
‘These places have a person who specially comes and collects the skins; they’ll go to
each place and take a few,’ he said, referring to the producers. ‘It happens all over the
country.’ Officials of the quasi-governmental China
Leather Industry Association declined to be interviewed, saying they had no knowledge
of dogs being used in leather production. The Ministry of Agriculture did not respond
to repeated requests for interview on conditions in the slaughtering industry, which it oversees.
PETA and other rights groups say dogs are slaughtered throughout the country, with regulations
on animal slaughter poorly enforced. Dog skin yields a tough leather of generally
poorer quality than that of sheep or cows, but which is also cheaper to make.
The plants PETA visited were producing leather for export, said Haleigh Chang, one of the
organisation’s representatives. ‘One owner of a processing plant told us they
export dog skin as lamb skin,’ she said, adding that lack of transparency on the part of producers
made it hard to estimate the size of the dog skin sector within the overall leather industry.
China has faced criticism for its treatment of animals, including bears, whose bile is
used in traditional medicines. Tigers are also bred and killed, in some areas, for their
pelts and bones.

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  1. Here in the USA we are overwhelmed with imports from China…I try not to buy anything from China..they are cruel and barbaric people…they ship their junk over here to our country and no telling what their goods are made of. Our government needs to stop buying their products and expecting the American people to buy these inferior products. This is just horrible! They are inhumane and liars..when they try to pass off dog skin as leather. I will not eat Asian food either….we need to boycott their imports to this country!

  2. I'm literally crying, why China, why?

  3. Though I wouldn't put it past the Chinese to do this I mistrust any information that comes from terrorists like PETA. They're fascist hypocrites who kill more animals than all kill animal shelters combined. A type-A diabetic, PETA Senior Vice President Mary Beth Sweetland keeps herself alive by injecting herself with insulin, which was developed from medical testing using dogs. She has been quoted as saying “I don’t see myself as a hypocrite. I need my life to fight for the rights of animals”. Penn Jillette gives her what-for: “ Not a hypocrite? Your group supports people who fire bomb labs where animal testing is conducted, while using the very benefits of animal testing to live your own upside-down, house of cards, [email protected]#$ing privileged life”.

  4. Thank for letting the public know about barbaric practices around the world. Say NO to furs, or leather, and NO to eating dog, cat or horse meat. These animals traditionally have been a special friends to humans. I just recently found out that angora wool is obtained not by combing rabbit's coat but tearing it out. Stop the cruelty. 
    Thank you for spreading awareness. I am Humanitarian Poet. I also stand against factory farming  and against ag-gag.. Share the earth with love.
    I subscribed to your channel. Please visit mine and subscribe. All the best from California. Thumb up. I am sharing this on Google

  5. China is not the only on cruel country. Yes, I saw the videos where they skin and torture dogs/cats for meat, believing that more painful death the more tasty meat. 
    Well. I can do without. There is enough great tasting food that nature provides without torture. I do not hate whole China, but I admit, I hate the one that any way are involved in such inhumane practice. Many other parts of Asia are carry on similar cruelty. In some countries they have dog farms for blood. Cruelty and stupidity  together. But here in America we have farm factories, where animals for food suffer everyday horrible abuse and living conditions. we should fight to get away with all barbaric treatment of animals in America too. Please stand against ag gag. The change begins with knowledge. Thank you.

  6. In India, stray dog menace is a big issue. Animal lovers do not allow the authorities to kill the dogs. The court has ordered the authorities to take care of them and sterilize them which is not at all practical. India must set up factories to process dog leather – of course, not barbarically but with the help of cutting edge technology to earn a few bucks from dog leather . More importantly to help humans from the nonsensical dog lovers of India.

  7. This is endless bestiality! This is the greatest cruelty. This is barbarianism, repeating every year. What perverts abuse dogs in such a way. What terrible suffering you are inflicting on them. How can anyone inflict such horrible suffering with pleasure and joy of consumption. This can only be the work of satans and the most cruel people towards dogs. Dogs were always peoples best friends, since hundreds of thousands of years. For what purpose are you doing this? For the sake of the greatest cruelty or for the worst evil that is within you? Stop this horrible Chinese festival. Stop dog abuse and killing. Dogs feel pain just the same as people feel it. There are so many wonderful and dog loving people in China and all over the world. We want meat grown on shelves – scientists have been talking about it for years.

  8. cirachinese again cruelty to dogs poor dogs dont buy any leather good made in China dogs are not born to be treated this way stop the slaughter a

  9. China products are very Very poor quality Pls don't buy China products.
    How cruel they kill dogs and cats if same happens to there family members they ll come to know D pain of innocent animals

  10. Heartless Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. They are sickening!! Pure evil and the world is watching but doing nothing to stop those criminals. DO NOT BUY THEIR PRODUCTS!!!

  11. who would do such a thing they are mean sick and heartless people they are bastards this should stop this sounds weird but if i was president i would never allow dogs in china to be killed in just so sad because i lost my dog both of them what happens if they went threw this in just soooooo sad baby dogs get killed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙁

  12. Stop the china production!!!!! They are **** 😠😠😠😡😡😡😡😠😠😠😠😡😡😡😡😠😠😠😠😠😡😡😡😡😠😠😠😠😡😡

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