Clothing is an entire industry that has become a basic necessity for luxury in the form of changing fashion, beauty and social status. This industry dictates the dress code to the world over, and the constant need for new fashions causes many designers and merchants to ignore animal suffering and use it for profit.
There are a number of “raw materials” used by fashion designers and industrialists who unfortunately are animal-derived. Many consumers tend to ignore these facts mainly because the issue has become the norm.
The fur industry
The fur industry in recent years has been hijacked from all directions. If the use of fur in the past represented a high standard of living and considered social status, nowadays the great awareness of animal abuse shames anyone who gives it a hand. Animals used in the fur industry are animals that have been held captive and deprived of basic conditions they need such as the need to enter water reservoirs to regulate their body heat.
The animal nutrition held captive for the fur industry is very poor and its main purpose is to impart shine and beauty to the fur. In many other cases, the animals held captive for the fur industry undergo external intervention by hormones or other artificial aids to change and adjust the fur shade to the desired shade, or the thickness and density of the fur and other artificial changes aimed at selling the fur at higher prices. To remove the fur, the skin must be removed from the animal.
In order to get quality fur without injuries / holes / tears, horrible ways are used to kill the animal such as forgery, gas poisoning, strychnine injection that causes muscle paralysis and asphyxiation and other shocking methods.
The fur industry that has been negatively criticized for awareness does not unfortunately qualify for the skin industry. Not enough. The leather industry is still considered to be more prestigious and higher quality. The skin industry is much broader since skin is used for a wide variety of uses. Whether to make shoes, clothes, armchairs and sofas, carpets and more. The skin used for this industry is in most cases taken from animals utilized in the meat industry.
Mostly cows that were brought to slaughter for eating. So many will try to convince us that using animal skin does not harm the animals since they have been put to death for a different purpose.
The leather industry also includes various skins that are considered more “exotic” such as crocodile skin, zebra skin, kangaroo skin and more. The leather industry has not yet taken a conscious turn like the fur, but with the proper explanation it is likely to happen soon.
The feather industry
The use of feathers is very common mainly in the use of bedding and furniture. Cushions filled with feathers are considered to be higher quality, more comfortable and richer. So, too, filling up feathers and blankets. Plum blankets are considered to be of the highest quality. It is important to know that the feathers used in this industry are not feathers that have dropped out of the chicken independently (usually geese and ducks, but in many cases these are also chickens) but vice versa.
Millions of wing owners flush every year for the purpose of this industry in most cases it is a fully conscious pluck. Even as chicks, they feed on hormone-rich foods whose job is to thicken the feathers. These living conditions cause great suffering and the development of various phenomena such as violence and aggression. To the extent of hurting themselves and those around them. Unfortunately for this phenomenon also found a “creative” solution. Cutting sources. Sourcing is fully recognized with the help of a fiery blade.
The chicken source is rich in nerve cells and the cutting action is hurtful, painful and traumatic. In many cases, scabs are created that prevent the chicken from eating properly or in worse cases, due to the fact that this cutting operation is done without any supervision, damaging vital organs in the source environment is more common. Injury to the nostrils, tongue or mouth environment. Geese and ducks flush about 5-6 times in about a year and a half. The plucking is performed when the chicken is bound in a way that paralyzes it and leaves no room for it to move and with such great speed which hurts many times and leaves the chicken traumatic for a long time afterwards. After this period, the ducks and geese are sold to the slaughter meat industry.
The silk industry is all built up of silk worms. When the silk golem hatches, the butterfly that makes it eats the golem and rips the fibers. Therefore, the pupae must be boiled while alive in boiling water, thus opening all the fibers found in the pupa. One silk thread is made from 8 fibers that are wired together. So in order to create a single sheet of silk, thousands of live pups must be boiled. Needless to say, Silk has many synthetic substitutes that can replace this industry.
The pearl industry
many are unaware that pearl is created as a result of animal abuse, since oyster is a living being for everything. The pearl is actually a byproduct of a stimulant that penetrates into the oyster. When the oyster in response to the stimulus secretes a special material that envelops the foreign body and slowly turns them into a desirable pearl.
Since each pearl takes about 3 years for its formation, and naturally a pearl is created in quite rare cases, the pearl industry has found a more effective method to speed up the process. Today, the oyster is undergoing an expedited surgical process in which the foreign body is “sown” in the oyster.
The continued existence of these industries depends solely on consumers. The veto of purchasing animal products will result in a sharp and significant reduction in animal abuse for lustful purposes.