A silver fox. Animals who are skinned alive take up to ten minutes to die.
Please can you support a DOWNING STREET PETITION which is currently on the Downing Street site?
It's to ask the UK government to pressure the Chinese government to introduce animal welfare legislation. It is only up for a few weeks.
The sort of cruelty we are talking about includes
skinning animals for their fur WHILE STILL CONSCIOUS. Beating cats and dogs to death with clubs, as the stress 'makes their meat more tender. Placing animals in appalling conditions in meat markets. Feeding live animals to predators in zoos to entertain the general public!
There is evidence that the pressure is just beginning to have some effect. For example, the Chinese have had to introduce a new character to their language to say 'animal rights' because they got fed up with having to write a whole sentence every time this was mentioned.
I am sorry top upload a distressing picture, but I need to explain why we are doing this, and I am sure you will agree that it is even more distressing for the animal concerned. If you feel strongly about this treatment please support the petition at
petitions.number10.gov.uk/chinacruelty - link no longer works
You must be a British citizen or resident to sign. It doesn't take two minutes.
Please pass these details to as many friends as possible and ask them to sign.
Thanks for this Pam. It is sickening. I will do all I can. Michael Admin