The images in the following program
are very sensitive and may be as disturbing to viewers as they were to
us. However, we have to show the truth about cruelty to animals.
HOST: Fur coats line the racks of clothing stores, with customers purchasing them for thousands of dollars. But
the price that the animals have to pay for people to wear fur is the
ultimate one – unimaginable torture and exploitation, followed by a
brutal, bloody end to their lives.
Despite the repulsive horrors
behind such apparel, fur is still a part of the fashion industry.
Why？On today’s Stop Animal Cruelty, in the first in a three part series,
we feature the new documentary 『Skin Trade,』 which seeks to answer this
The film, which has already garnered several
awards, is directed by Shannon Keith, a vegan animal rights attorney
from the US and founder of the non-profit animal welfare organization
Animal Rescue, Media & Education.
Shannon Keith (f):
Animals are constantly being tortured and abused for the fur trade, and
I couldn’t believe that fur as fashion was actually making a comeback
on the catwalks. So I decided to make this film to inform the public
about animals used for fashion.