Emma Kenney is back again with a super-sassy rant. The Conners star doesn’t hesitate to speak up for animals—she went off on dog breeders in her rant against puppy mills, and she called out dog owners who leave their dogs in hot cars. Now, Emma and her adorable adopted pup, Charles, have teamed up with peta2 to dish some dirt on the cruel fur industry. Check out her hilarious vid!
“Billions of coyotes, foxes, rabbits, minks, raccoons, and other animals are killed for their fur every single year.” —Emma Kenney
Wearing Fur = Supporting Cruelty to Animals
The fur industry is a dirty, shameless business. Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives inside cramped, filthy wire cages. If that weren’t torture enough, fur farmers use the cheapest, cruelest killing methods available, like suffocation, anal electrocution, gassing, poisoning, and even skinning animals alive.
Animals trapped in the wild don’t have it any better. Many are caught in steel-jaw traps that slam shut on their limbs, cutting to the bone or even crushing their necks with pressure. Trapped animals can suffer for days, slowly dying from blood loss, dehydration, shock, starvation, or attacks from predators.
“Imagine if your leg got crushed or cut to the bone in a steel trap and, no matter how loudly you cried out for help, nobody came to your rescue.” —Emma Kenney
You Could Be Wearing Dog Fur
If you buy fur products, you could be wearing a dog’s fur. More than half the fur in the U.S. comes from China, where millions of cats and dogs are slaughtered—and often skinned alive—for their fur. Fur that comes from China is often mislabeled, so Emma’s got it right: There’s no way of knowing for sure whose skin you’re in.
Simply put, animals shouldn’t be tortured and killed for their fur.
Like Emma, You Can Make a Difference
Shopping cruelty-free is all the rage now, and big cities are making sweeping changes. Los Angeles recently made history by becoming the largest city in the U.S. to ban the sale and manufacture of fur! Major fashion houses are taking notice, too. Popular brands like Gucci, Michael Kors, Armani, and BCBG have banned fur, proving that cruelty-free shopping is what’s up.
“[F]orget fur. In fact, f*ck fur! —Emma Kenney
Ready to make your own fashion statement? Start by ditching fur.