Indiscriminate slaughter of animals for pelts

Other Names:
Slaughter of animals for fur industry
Breeding of animals for skins
Inhumane fur imports

In 1989 it was estimated that, world-wide, 70 million animals are killed annually for their fur. Some animals are slaughtered whilst still young as in the case of seal pups and Karakul lambs. The latter are slaughtered within 48 hours of birth to make caps and lapels. Fur sales by the former Soviet Union, Canada and the USA to western European countries totalled an estimated $100 million in 1990 alone.

Related Problems:
Cruel slaughterhouse practices
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST