A Chinese fur factory dubbed as the ‘house of horror’ was exposed recently as they are mercilessly killing thousands of rabbits for their fur. These Chinese workers gather 10,000 rabbits skinned everyday in this Chinese fur factory.
Thousands of rabbits are yanked out by their ears and struck over the head with the side of a blade. This technique is intended to knock them out before they are killed, but some of them can be seen squirming in pain while they are strung up before having their throats cut.
Their skin is then pulled from their bodies to get the fur after being sliced. Workers get around 4 pence for each bunny they kill. The appalling conditions of these rabbits were uncovered and documented by Humane Society International (HSI) during the undercover investigation.
The facility we found in China is a house of horror for thousands of rabbits. As their fur is being sold to the UK and other countries, it’s entirely possible that these terrified rabbits have ended up as fur bobble hats and scarves on sale in UK shops.”
These scenes of horrific suffering are, appallingly, a daily reality for millions of animals caught up in the fur industry. Anyone knowingly buying real fur trim on garments like hats, gloves and coats needs to know that their money is directly subsidizing this cruelty. If every person choosing real fur had to watch our video before clicking “buy” online or paying at the cash desk, I think most would be appalled and choose a cruelty-free item instead,” she added.
However, there are no reports that the filthy fur factory exposed by HSI had supplied rabbit fur to a UK retailer. Yet, in a separate investigation, the group discovered that some of Britain’s biggest retailers are tricked to sell products with real fur by marketing it as fake.
It has been said that TK Maxx and House of Fraser clothes were advertised as “faux fur” on their online stores but lab tests proved that some are made from real animals. Both companies said they were duped into buying the products. House of Fraser has then terminated all contractual ties with those suppliers.