PETA Asia has released undercover footage taken in a Chinese dog-leather processing factory to reveal the cruel treatment dogs have to endure for fashion.
PETA said investigators visited 3 slaughterhouses and 6 processing plants in the country.
They witnessed and documented how day after day dogs are tortured and killed in order to make leather gloves and other accessories that are then shipped all across the globe.
Dogs can be seen in footage from an eastern China factory being grabbed around the neck with metal pinchers and bashed over the head with a wooden pole. While some fall unconscious, other agonise, cry and struggle even after having their throats slashed and start to get skinned. Hundreds of dogs have to wait in line terrified, seeing everything while waiting for their turn.
According to one employee, up to 200 dogs are bludgeoned for their skins every single day.
“PETA is calling on shoppers worldwide to remember the terror that dogs and other animals endure at slaughter and make the safe, vegan choice in clothing and accessories for the holidays and every day,” said PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk.
“When there are so many cruelty-free, environmentally friendly fabrics available, from high-street to high-end, there is no reason for dogs, cats, cows, sheep, pigs, goats or other animals to suffer for the sake of fashion.”